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Donations sought to rebuild Nagoya Castle in wooden form

National Jul 16, 2017

Donations sought to rebuild Nagoya Castle in wooden form

The city of Nagoya will start accepting donations Friday to finance a restoration project that will re-create the original wooden structure of Nagoya Castle's main tower. The city aims to collect ¥10 billion through its Kinshachi donation campaign, which is named after the two statues ...

Strange days of today's technology

Digital | ON: TECH Jul 16, 2017

Strange days of today's technology

by Chiho Komoriya

Hang in there, the stinky summer could soon be over Summer always seems to come with an increased level of bad odors. Whether it's from sweat, smoke or food, smells seem to get more powerful in the heat and humidity. Panasonic, however, has come up with ...

A tribute to the women of '70s Okinawa

Art Jul 16, 2017

A tribute to the women of '70s Okinawa

Photographer Mao Ishikawa, whose work frequently depicts personal, political and racial intersections in her native Okinawa, has published a new volume revisiting her 1970s portraits of Japanese bar hostesses and U.S. servicemen near the Kadena Air Base. "Red Flower: The Women of Okinawa" ("Akabana: Okinawa ...

Japan beats Brazil for first time in six years

More Sports / Volleyball Jul 16, 2017

Japan beats Brazil for first time in six years

Japan defeated Brazil for the first time in six years, winning their 2017 women's volleyball World Grand Prix match 3-2 on Sunday. Japan, entering its Pool D1 finale after a crushing loss to Serbia the previous day, blew a two-set lead at Kamei Arena Sendai ...

Hakuho edges closer to record

Sumo Jul 16, 2017

Hakuho edges closer to record

Yokozuna Hakuho moved one away from the career wins mark of the late yokozuna Chiyonofuji on Sunday, when he improved to 8-0 at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho, who won May's grand tournament with a perfect 15-0 record, is unbeaten in 23 straight matches ...

New Dortmund manager Bosz pleased with victory over Urawa

Soccer Jul 16, 2017

New Dortmund manager Bosz pleased with victory over Urawa

Peter Bosz said he was pleased to pick up his first win as manager of Borussia Dortmund after the Bundesliga side edged Urawa Reds 3-2 in a preseason friendly on Saturday. "Today's match was only a friendly but I am delighted," said Bosz, whose side ...