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Gundam's 20-meter replacement statue unveiled in Odaiba

Sep 25, 2017

Gundam's 20-meter replacement statue unveiled in Odaiba

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Gundam's upgrade was unveiled in Tokyo's Odaiba waterfront district on Sunday, giving hope to its corporate sponsors that the giant robot statue will become a new tourist attraction ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The towering, full-scale 19.7-meter Unicorn Gundam replaces the previous model, which ...

Sep 25, 2017

What's at stake in Chinese Communist Party convention

When the Chinese Communist Party holds its convention next month, President Xi Jinping, who has already been given the designation of "core" leader, is expected to make every effort to concentrate power with himself. Japan needs to work out its strategy toward China by ...

Tens of thousands flee Bali's rumbling Mount Agung volcano

Sep 25, 2017

Tens of thousands flee Bali's rumbling Mount Agung volcano

More than 34,000 people have fled from a rumbling volcano on the resort island of Bali as the magnitude of tremors grows, prompting fears it could erupt for the first time in more than 50 years, an official said Sunday. Indonesia's Disaster Mitigation Agency said ...

Japanese fashion goes pop

Sep 25, 2017

Japanese fashion goes pop

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Cast your mind back to the giddy days of 2010, when the group of subcultural artists Chaos Lounge issued its first proclamation. While its stated goal was earnest and postmodern, the output was seen as a shock to the art world as it brought ...

Better games for serious hardware

| Sep 25, 2017

Better games for serious hardware

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Get the Playstation 4 revved "Gran Turismo Sport" is Sony's long-running "Gran Turismo" game's PlayStation 4 debut. The first "GT" was released in 1997 on the PlayStation 1, and 20 years later, "Gran Turismo" is still going strong, holding on to its title as "the ...

Takahashi, Matsutomo claim second Japan Open title

Sep 25, 2017

Takahashi, Matsutomo claim second Japan Open title

Japan's world No. 1 pair of Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi claimed their second Japan Open badminton women's doubles title on Sunday, defeating South Korea's Kim Ha-na and Kong Hee-yong in straight games. Takahashi and Matsutomo, gold medalists at last summer's Rio de Janeiro Olympics, ...

Wozniacki captures third Pan Pacific crown

/ Sep 25, 2017

Wozniacki captures third Pan Pacific crown

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Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki captured the Toray Pan Pacific Open title for the third time after beating unseeded Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-0, 7-5 in Sunday's final. Denmark's Wozniacki, who manhandled world No. 1 Garbine Muguruza 6-2, 6-0 in the semifinals, came flying out the blocks ...

Hanyu wastes record-breaking score with runner-up finish

Sep 25, 2017

Hanyu wastes record-breaking score with runner-up finish

Yuzuru Hanyu proved he was human after all, settling for second place in the Autumn Classic International figure skating competition after an error-filled routine in the men's free skate Saturday. The 22-year-old Olympic and two-time world champion, who led after Friday's short program with the ...

Okazaki scores for Leicester in defeat

Sep 25, 2017

Okazaki scores for Leicester in defeat

Japan striker Shinji Okazaki scored his third league goal of the season on Saturday, but Leicester City went down 3-2 at home to Liverpool in the English Premier League. Philippe Coutinho set up Mohamed Salah for the opener and then scored his first goal of ...