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41 articles published


Editorials Jun 25, 2016

The importance of nihonium

Recognition for the Japanese team that created element 113, which they have named nihonium, should remind the government and private sector of the importance of basic scientific research.

Indulging Hawaiian culture, cuisine in Japan

Life Jun 25, 2016

Indulging Hawaiian culture, cuisine in Japan

by Hiroko Kimura

Boasting beautiful beaches and endless sunsets, Hawaii has long been a popular holiday destination for tourists from Japan. According to the Hawaii Tourism Authority, more than 1.5 million Japanese visited the volcanic archipelago last year — more tourists than from anywhere else in the world. Hawaii ...

New releases fill in the gaps in gaming

Digital | ON: GAMES Jun 25, 2016

New releases fill in the gaps in gaming

by Brian Ashcraft

A necessary evil "Resident Evil 7" was announced this month, but it won't be available until January 2017. What's a "Resident Evil" ("Biohazard" in Japan) fan to do until then? Luckily, to tide us over, Capcom is also releasing a remastered version of "Resident Evil ...

Voices | OVERHEARD Jun 25, 2016

Bird brain

If crows are so smart, why don't they know that humans have little interest in climbing a tree they are nesting in to steal their eggs?

Gary Snyder: Asia's heavy toll on nature

Books / Reviews Jun 25, 2016

Gary Snyder: Asia's heavy toll on nature

by Kris Kosaka

Enter the mind of American poet and scholar Gary Snyder and watch as time pulls back, perspectives shift and an epoch passes in a single blink. His newest book of prose, "The Great Clod," is a series of essays on Asia's ecological history, combining ...

Clutch bats carry BayStars past Giants

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jun 25, 2016

Clutch bats carry BayStars past Giants

Elian Herrera tied it with an eighth-inning double and Masayuki Kuwahara played the hero for the second straight day to lift the Yokohama BayStars to a 7-6 win over the Yomiuri Giants on Saturday. Before 28,446 at Yokohama Stadium, the Giants twice took the lead ...

Antlers claim first-stage title

Soccer / J. League Jun 25, 2016

Antlers claim first-stage title

Seven-time champion Kashima Antlers overpowered bottom club Avispa Fukuoka 2-0 to clinch the J. League first-stage title in the final round of matches on Saturday. Shuto Yamamoto's 27th-minute header got the party started at Kashima Stadium before Shoma Doi scored for the second game in ...