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43 articles published/printed


Jun 19, 2017

Another radiation exposure accident

A radiation exposure accident in Oarai, Ibaraki, highlights once again the lack of safety consciousness on the part of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency and its predecessor.

Japan’s 'kanban' are still hanging in there

Jun 19, 2017

Japan’s 'kanban' are still hanging in there

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Little information remains about the personal life of the artisan Kojiro Shimizu. His personality and interests, his passions and motivations — all are shrouded in mystery. What we know is that he worked in Kyoto in the late 19th and early 20th century and ...

Set to go with the push of a button

| Jun 19, 2017

Set to go with the push of a button

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A very meta instant camera Japan's biggest toy fair, the International Tokyo Toy Show, is always a good place to discover new gadgets, even if they are originally designed for kids. This year it was held June 1-4 and one product proved particularly popular with ...

Amano's timely strike leads Marinos past FC Tokyo

/ Jun 19, 2017

Amano's timely strike leads Marinos past FC Tokyo

Jun Amano picked the perfect time to score his first career goal, the Yokohama F. Marinos midfielder netting in the dying minutes to lead his side to a 1-0 victory over FC Tokyo in the J. League first division on Sunday. With a goalless draw ...

Sato captures Jakarta Open badminton title

Jun 19, 2017

Sato captures Jakarta Open badminton title

Sayaka Sato defeated South Korea's Sung Ji-hyun 2-1 to win the Indonesia Open on Sunday. The 26-year-old Sato, ranked 17th in the world, needed 1 hour, 18 minutes to overcome her fifth-ranked opponent 21-13, 17-21, 21-19. It was Sato's first singles title in a Badminton ...

Novice Sun, top-ranked Ma win Japan Open titles

Jun 19, 2017

Novice Sun, top-ranked Ma win Japan Open titles

China's 16-year-old Sun Yingsha marked a stunning ITTF World Tour debut by winning the Japan Open women's singles on Sunday, while world No. 1 Ma Long claimed his first title. Sun, who won the women's doubles title a day earlier at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, was ...

Hawks beat Carp to claim interleague title

/ Jun 19, 2017

Hawks beat Carp to claim interleague title

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks remained the all-time kings of Nippon Professional Baseball's interleague play on Sunday with a 7-4 win over the Central League-leading Hiroshima Carp. Although it was just a win in the overall scheme of things, both starting pitchers were on short leashes ...

Matsuyama falls; Thomas soars with 63

/ Jun 19, 2017

Matsuyama falls; Thomas soars with 63

Hideki Matsuyama carded a 1-under-par 71 Saturday to fall into a three-way tie for 14th place after the third round of the U.S. Open, standing six shots behind leader Brian Harman. Matsuyama, who shot 65 Thursday to come to within two strokes of the lead ...

Tanaka crashes to seventh defeat

/ Jun 19, 2017

Tanaka crashes to seventh defeat

Masahiro Tanaka fell to his seventh loss of the season as the New York Yankees lost 5-2 to the Oakland Athletics on Saturday. Tanaka (5-7) lasted only four innings, surrendering five runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out 10. He now has ...