August 2017
M T W T F S S
« Jul   Sep »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031  

38 articles published


Hello, Toyota's president wants to be friends with you in China

Business Aug 3, 2017

Hello, Toyota's president wants to be friends with you in China

Akio Toyoda has opened an account on Weibo seeking to win friends in China, an uncommon social media presence for Toyota Motor Corp.'s boss. Toyoda, 61, the president and chief executive officer of Asia's biggest automaker, got more than 16,000 followers within hours of his ...

Giving Cio-Cio San a better ending

Stage | Backstage Pass Aug 3, 2017

Giving Cio-Cio San a better ending

by Chiho Iuchi

Giacomo Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" tells the story of a young Japanese girl named Cio-Cio San ("chō-chō" is the Japanese word for "butterfly") marrying and getting dumped by an American naval officer named Pinkerton. First performed in Italy in 1904, the opera is one ...

Your Fuji Rock

Music Aug 3, 2017

Your Fuji Rock

The 2017 edition of the Fuji Rock Festival boasted one of the more eclectic lineups the long-running gathering has had in recent years. It was also one of the wettest ones on record.

Lions rout Eagles to extend win streak to 12

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Aug 3, 2017

Lions rout Eagles to extend win streak to 12

Yusei Kikuchi overcame an awkward start to strike out 11 batters over eight innings as the Seibu Lions whipped the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 8-1, extending their win streak to 12 games. Before 20,355 at MetLife Dome, Kikuchi (11-4) stumbled covering first base on the ...

Tanaka takes 10th loss of season

Baseball / MLB Aug 3, 2017

Tanaka takes 10th loss of season

Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka was tagged with his 10th loss of the season on Wednesday as the New York Yankees were blanked by the Detroit Tigers 2-0. Tanaka (8-10), who suffered double-figure losses for the first time in his career combined in the majors and Japan, ...