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Guam, Japan prepare defense against threat from North Korea

Asia Pacific Aug 12, 2017

Guam, Japan prepare defense against threat from North Korea

If an attack warning is issued, Guam residents should take cover quickly — in a concrete structure, preferably underground — and stay there until instructed otherwise, according to a fact sheet titled "Preparing for an Imminent Missile Threat." Guam's Office of Civil Defense began disseminating ...

Tobacco tax revenue to shrink by ¥50 billion this year: study

Business Aug 12, 2017

Tobacco tax revenue to shrink by ¥50 billion this year: study

Japan's tobacco tax revenue is likely to drop by more than ¥50 billion ($460 million) this year as more smokers switch to heated tobaccos containing less tobacco leaves, according to an estimate compiled Friday by Kyodo News and a research institute. The fall is sure ...

'Wabi Sabi: The Art of Impermanence': A surprisingly accessible guide to traditional Japanese aesthetics

Books / Reviews | ESSENTIAL READING FOR JAPANOPHILES Aug 12, 2017

'Wabi Sabi: The Art of Impermanence': A surprisingly accessible guide to traditional Japanese aesthetics

by Stephen Mansfield

Japan's passion for the modern coexists with aesthetic proclivities that favor antiquity and refinement. Wabi Sabi: The Art of Impermanence, by Andrew Juniper.176 pages TUTTLE, Nonfiction. One expression of the appreciation for age and beauty is the much-cherished effect known as wabi-sabi, the subject of Andrew Juniper's ...

Reese hangs on to claim 4th world long jump title

More Sports / Track & Field Aug 12, 2017

Reese hangs on to claim 4th world long jump title

American Brittney Reese claimed her fourth world long jump title on Friday after a tense, tight contest in which only 6 cm separated the top four competitors. Darya Klishina, competing as a neutral athlete after the Russian federation was banned over state-sponsored doping, took silver ...

Cowboys' Elliott gets six-game ban

More Sports / Football Aug 12, 2017

Cowboys' Elliott gets six-game ban

The NFL suspended star Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games Friday, concluding after a yearlong investigation that the league's leading rusher injured his former girlfriend in three separate incidents last summer. According to the letter Elliott received informing him of the suspension, ...

Matsuyama tied for PGA lead

More Sports / Golf Aug 12, 2017

Matsuyama tied for PGA lead

Most meaningful of all the text messages Hideki Matsuyama received last week was the one from Jason Day congratulating the star for his 61 in the final round at Firestone to win his second World Golf Championship. It read: "Congrats, mate. Unreal playing. See you ...