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B-Corsairs storm past Lakestars for first win of season

Basketball / B. League Sep 30, 2017

B-Corsairs storm past Lakestars for first win of season

by Ed Odeven

The Yokohama B-Corsairs turned up the defensive intensity on Saturday afternoon in their rematch against the Shiga Lakestars. Fueled by effective defense, new B-Corsairs head coach Satoru Furuta's team trounced the Lakestars 76-45 at Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium. It was Furuta's first regular-season win with Yokohama, coming ...

Winning the battle against breast cancer

Lifestyle Sep 30, 2017

Winning the battle against breast cancer

by Masami Ito

Oct. 1 marks the start of the annual Pink Ribbon campaign to raise awareness about breast cancer. Pretty in pink: Tokyo Skytree is illuminated in pink on Oct. 1 last year to mark the beginning of breast cancer awareness month. | COURTESY OF ESTEE ...

The education system still has much to learn

National / Media | BIG IN JAPAN Sep 30, 2017

The education system still has much to learn

There is a driven, compulsive quality to Japanese education, which emerges clearly in a report by Shukan Toyo Keizai magazine titled "Schools are breaking down." Technological progress has a side-effect: an economy that demands higher and higher education as the price of admission into it. ...

'Sonic Peace': Troubling poetry about the modern world

Books / Reviews Sep 30, 2017

'Sonic Peace': Troubling poetry about the modern world

by Iain Maloney

“Sonic Peace,” which won the Chuya Nakahara Prize in 2006, is in the classic “artist-versus-modernity” vein. It rings with contemporary loneliness, solitary figures awake in the night and vending machines glowing in the gloom. Many of the voices are personified electronic devices, our phones ...