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Booming cryptocurrencies fire up investment interest

Aug 21, 2017

Booming cryptocurrencies fire up investment interest

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Virtual currencies have been playing an increasingly significant role in finance, with investors around the world buying the digital tokens and driving up their value dramatically. Markets in Japan are no exception. Industry insiders say cryptocurrencies will spread more widely, establishing their position as an asset ...

Boston counterprotest overwhelms, cuts short 'free speech rally'

Aug 21, 2017

Boston counterprotest overwhelms, cuts short 'free speech rally'

Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans in a public rejection of white nationalism upstaged a small group in Boston that planned a "free speech rally" a week after a violent clash rocked Virginia and reverberated across the U.S. Counterprotesters marched through the city on Saturday ...

/ Aug 21, 2017

Japan's farm ministry to promote rental of urban farmland

The agriculture ministry plans to establish a new system for promoting urban agriculture by making it easier to rent farmland, ministry sources have said. Currently, people who want to rent out farmland must get permission from their local agriculture committees. Under the proposed system, municipal ...

Power Pint

| Aug 21, 2017

Power Pint

The pint-size Sento is really more of a half pint. A papillon, he weighs only 2.6 kg. But he makes up for it with a big heart. Amazingly friendly and happy-go-lucky, he likes people and animals of all kinds. He sleeps a lot, much ...

Tracing James Lee Byars' time in Japan

Aug 21, 2017

Tracing James Lee Byars' time in Japan

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I first met James Lee Byars in Kyoto in early 1967 and, at his invitation, participated in his "performance." At the time I didn't know that he'd been back and forth between Japan and the U.S. for nearly a decade already. I was also ...

Darvish heads to DL with lower back tightness

/ Aug 21, 2017

Darvish heads to DL with lower back tightness

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish was placed on the 10-day disabled list due to tightness in his lower back, the ballclub said Saturday. In Boston, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, who has been on the disabled list with inflammation ...

Takanashi wins summer Grand Prix meet

/ Aug 21, 2017

Takanashi wins summer Grand Prix meet

Sara Takanashi won the women's ski jumping summer Grand Prix competition Saturday, making up for the disappointment of being disqualified for not weighing enough relative to her ski length in the previous day's event. Takanashi sat in second place behind fellow Japanese Yuki Ito after ...

Okazaki strikes early in victory over Brighton

Aug 21, 2017

Okazaki strikes early in victory over Brighton

Japan international Shinji Okazaki struck again on Saturday, pacing Leicester City to its first win of the Premier League season, a 2-0 victory over Brighton. Not a minute had gone by at King Power Stadium when Okazaki pounced on a loose ball in front of ...