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Abe looks to hold first meeting with Moon in July or earlier

National / Politics May 20, 2017

Abe looks to hold first meeting with Moon in July or earlier

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is eyeing talks with new South Korean President Moon Jae-in in July or earlier to discuss the thorny "comfort women" agreement and three-way cooperation with the United States to address growing threats from North Korea, diplomatic sources said Saturday. While Abe ...

'Japanese Garden Notes': An informative photo book

Books / Reviews May 20, 2017

'Japanese Garden Notes': An informative photo book

by Iain Maloney

"Japanese Garden Notes" is a gorgeous photo book that introduces aspects of traditional Japanese garden design. It walks the reader through the philosophy of "space and passage," "function and art" and "intent and time," explaining why certain details recur and the emotions they are ...

Hakuho beats Daieisho to keep share of lead

Sumo / Basho Reports May 20, 2017

Hakuho beats Daieisho to keep share of lead

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho did his best impression of a bulldozer on Saturday to retain his share of the lead after the first week of action at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho, looking to win a record 38th career title in his return from injury, ...