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46 articles published


Japanese treat themselves on annual eel-eating day

National Jul 25, 2017

Japanese treat themselves on annual eel-eating day

Tuesday was eel-eating day, when many in Japan treat themselves to the grilled delicacy —this year likely to make a smaller dent on the wallet with prices down. Eel, typically prepared with sweet soy sauce and grilled, is enjoyed on set days following an old ...

Extraction plan for Fukushima fuel debris planned for September

National Jul 25, 2017

Extraction plan for Fukushima fuel debris planned for September

The government hopes to decide around September on a method for extracting fuel debris from reactor 3 at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex based on findings from a recent robot inspection, industry minister Hiroshige Seko said Tuesday. "Valuable information has been obtained from the ...

Straddling East and West in art

Art Jul 25, 2017

Straddling East and West in art

by Jeff Michael Hammond

Hybridity and eclecticism may be key concepts in much contemporary art, yet they are not new phenomena. In the Taisho Era (1912-1926), Tetsugoro Yorozu virtually personified the idea of hybrid art: As Japan rushed toward modernization, he not only experimented with the very latest ...

Japan roster unveiled for FIBA Asia Cup

Basketball Jul 25, 2017

Japan roster unveiled for FIBA Asia Cup

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Star guards Yuki Togashi, Makoto Hiejima and Daiki Tanaka headline the Japan men's national team's 12-man roster for the upcoming FIBA Asia Cup, the Japan Basketball Association announced on Tuesday. Most of the squad that competed at June's East Asia Championship in Nagano, where the ...