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MSDF chopper goes down off Aomori; three missing

National Aug 27, 2017

MSDF chopper goes down off Aomori; three missing

Three Japanese servicemen are missing after a Maritime Self-Defense Force chopper apparently crashed late Saturday off Aomori Prefecture. One of the four crew members aboard the helicopter was rescued 40 minutes after the MSDF lost contact with the SH-60J patrol chopper but is not in ...

Japanese design makes its name at home and overseas

Style & Design Aug 27, 2017

Japanese design makes its name at home and overseas

In Japanese fashion this month, we see two local designers embarking on international careers by taking over one of Italy's most well-known brands, along with a new two-day fashion and lifestyle market in Harajuku, with attractions for the whole family. Costume National fall-winter 2018 menswear Storied ...

Are $1,500 blue jeans worth it?

Style & Design Aug 27, 2017

Are $1,500 blue jeans worth it?

by Troy Patterson

What does $1,500 get you in blue jeans? One answer is 44 pairs of Wranglers. Another: four or five pairs of raw denim — a rigid, rugged, unrinsed jean for true connoisseurs — from Pure Blue Japan, Samurai or any of the other excellent brands ...

Game industry vamps up classics

Digital | ON: GAMES Aug 27, 2017

Game industry vamps up classics

by Brian Ashcraft

The 'Sonic' boom Among video game fans, there's something called the Sonic Cycle — when a new "Sonic" game is announced and players get incredibly excited, and then the game comes out — with both good and bad results. With the game's uneven track record ...