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'Poop' reigns as Unko Sensei visits Namjatown

National Jul 23, 2017

'Poop' reigns as Unko Sensei visits Namjatown

A family-oriented indoor theme park in Tokyo is now covered with "poop" after joining hands with a popular children's workbook on kanji that includes a heavy dose of toilet humor. Namco Ltd.'s Namjatown in the busy Ikebukuro district will offer food and attractions based on ...

Is Japanese fashion ready to make a point?

Style & Design Jul 23, 2017

Is Japanese fashion ready to make a point?

by Samuel Thomas

A Ha-Ha 2015 runway show included models in wheelchairs Japanese fashion has never really been a successfully influential vehicle for protest movements and political statements. There have been attempts, such as the design collective Ha-Ha, which again became the enfant terrible of Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo ...

Updates for the fan boys and girls

Digital | ON: GAMES Jul 23, 2017

Updates for the fan boys and girls

by Brian Ashcraft

Ready to paint the town again? Nintendo's colorful third-person shooter returns, ready to splatter players with ink and cuteness. When released in 2015, "Splatoon" was a big departure for Nintendo. First, it was a multiplayer shooter. Second, its vibrant color palette ushered in a new ...

Kyoguchi becomes fastest Japanese to win world title

More Sports / Boxing Jul 23, 2017

Kyoguchi becomes fastest Japanese to win world title

Hiroto Kyoguchi continued the stellar start to his career on Sunday, surviving a war against Jose Argumedo to win his first world title just over one year after turning professional. The 23-year-old Kyoguchi became a champion in a Japanese record of 1 year and 3 ...

Basketball Jul 23, 2017

Japan wins big in Women's Asia Cup opener

Japan blew out the Philippines by 51 points for a 106-55 win in its opening match of the Women's Asia Cup on Sunday. Keyed by 21 points from 22-year-old small forward Evelyn Mawuli, Japan broke the Filipinos' spirit early and was never challenged before closing ...

Hakuho captures 39th title of career

Sumo Jul 23, 2017

Hakuho captures 39th title of career

Hakuho outlasted fellow Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji to capture a record-extending 39th career championship on the final day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Hakuho, who topped the all-time wins list with his 1,048th victory on Friday, broke a mid-ring stalemate and came out ...