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Mount Shinmoe eruption continues for second day

National Oct 12, 2017

Mount Shinmoe eruption continues for second day

The eruption of a Kyushu volcano continued for a second day on Thursday, with a plume rising about 2,000 meters above the crater, the Meteorological Agency said. Mount Shinmoe, straddling the borders of Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures, erupted early on Wednesday for the first time ...

Boy Scouts of America to let girls join

World Oct 12, 2017

Boy Scouts of America to let girls join

In a historic shift, the Boy Scouts of America will let girls enroll in Cub Scouts starting next year and allow them to eventually earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout, the organization said on Wednesday. The unanimous decision by the 100-year-old group's board of ...

National / Politics Oct 12, 2017

Nobel Peace Prize laureate raps Japan's snub of nuclear ban treaty

A key member of an international organization that won this year's Nobel Peace Prize criticized the Japanese government Wednesday for ignoring a landmark U.N. treaty that outlaws nuclear weapons. "This extraordinary silence on this treaty by the Japanese government is very, very disappointing and frustrating," ...

City sights and brunch delights

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Oct 12, 2017

City sights and brunch delights

The Lounge South Court on the 20th floor of the Hotel Century Southern Tower in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, offers "South Court Brunch" on weekends and holidays. The featured dish of the brunch is a rice flour waffle sandwich with a fried egg, bacon and fresh ...

Moscow works to woo Japan's World Cup fans

Life | NEWS AND NOTES Oct 12, 2017

Moscow works to woo Japan's World Cup fans

Moscow is welcoming Japanese soccer fans to the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The world's largest soccer event happens to fall in the year when Japan and Russia will hold a bilateral year of culture exchange. "We will have Japanese-speaking volunteers in Moscow, and hotels will also ...

International flavors celebrate soy sauce

Life | NEWS AND NOTES Oct 12, 2017

International flavors celebrate soy sauce

A Brazilian man took home the gold prize, while an Indonesian man and a Filipino woman received the silver prizes in a soy sauce cooking contest, in which foreign participants presented 58 dishes made with soy sauce, at a Tokyo hotel on Sept. 29, ...

Dance forms mix in pair of shows

Stage | Backstage Pass Oct 12, 2017

Dance forms mix in pair of shows

by Kris Kosaka

Like many art forms in our rapidly shrinking world, dance is constantly experimenting with variants of the cross-cultural, extending and blending boundaries into innovative re-imaginings of genre. Choreographers such as Akram Khan, an English dancer of Bangladeshi descent, have found great success by combining ...

Samurai Japan unveils roster for new event

Baseball Oct 12, 2017

Samurai Japan unveils roster for new event

by Jason Coskrey

Japan's new manager is ready to lead the next generation on the road to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The first stop along the way comes next month, when Samurai Japan takes on South Korea and Taiwan during the Asia Professional Baseball Championship from Nov. 16-19 ...