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51 articles published


Man turns himself in over damage to rock monument in Gifu

National Jun 28, 2016

Man turns himself in over damage to rock monument in Gifu

A man turned himself in to the police Tuesday evening in Gifu Prefecture, saying he drove climbing accessories into a rock designated as a national treasure. The central government is investigating inadequate local protection for natural monuments after two bolt hangers were found driven into ...

Shareholders urge Japan's utilities to end nuclear power generation

Business / Corporate Jun 28, 2016

Shareholders urge Japan's utilities to end nuclear power generation

Shareholders urged nine power companies Tuesday to end nuclear power generation, reflecting safety concerns lingering since the 2011 Fukushima disaster. However, the proposals were turned down at the firms' shareholders meetings. The companies, including Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc., operator of the crippled Fukushima No. ...

Farm minister admits taking ¥200,000 from poultry lobbyist

National Jun 28, 2016

Farm minister admits taking ¥200,000 from poultry lobbyist

Agriculture minister Hiroshi Moriyama admitted Tuesday receiving ¥200,000 in cash last year from the head of an industry body while holding a key position in the Liberal Democratic Party on negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership but before he joined the Cabinet. Moriyama said he has ...

Editorials Jun 28, 2016

Brexit and Japan

Efforts must be made to stop repercussions of the Brexit vote from turning into the source of another global recession, and Japan should play a major role in them.

Paris' Pompidou waves the flag of French art

Art Jun 28, 2016

Paris' Pompidou waves the flag of French art

by Jeff Michael Hammond

Seven decades of art history; one masterpiece for every year, each created by a different artist from France or closely connected with the country; and all from the collection of an iconic Paris art institution — that's the premise of the current exhibition at ...

Admiring the tarnished silver screen

Art Jun 28, 2016

Admiring the tarnished silver screen

by John L. Tran

Old chewing gum, cheap carpet sticky from spilled drinks, sagging seats pitted with cigarette burns: Satoshi Chuma's photographs of old cinemas on show at the National Film Center are fantastically evocative of the decline and fall of celluloid. Having spent several years working in the ...

'Mary Cassatt Retrospective'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Jun 28, 2016

'Mary Cassatt Retrospective'

by Megan Green

Until Sept.11 It has been more than 35 years since a large-scale show of impressionist artist Mary Cassatt's work has been shown in Japan, making this retrospective of 80 works a must-see for fans. The exhibition includes oil paintings, pastels, prints and drawings, which, unlike many ...

'Salvador Dali'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Jun 28, 2016

'Salvador Dali'

by Megan Green

July 1-Sept. 4 One of the most prominent Spanish surrealist painters of the 20th century, Salvador Dali is best known for his striking and dream-like imagery and his flamboyant mustache. More than 200 of Dali's works will be brought to the Kyoto Museum of Art ...