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'Taro Okamoto and Media Art'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Oct 31, 2017

'Taro Okamoto and Media Art'

by Yukari Tanaka

Nov. 3-Jan. 28 Taro Okamoto (1911-96) and Katsuhiro Yamaguchi first met in 1948 at Ochanomizu Bunka Gakuin while on a modern-art summer course, after which they continued to support and influence each other through art-related movements and gatherings. Okamoto is celebrated as an avant-garde maverick of ...

Baseball / MLB Oct 31, 2017

Veteran outfielder Norichika Aoki becomes a free agent

The New York Mets said Monday they have released outfielder Norichika Aoki after just two months, making him a free agent able to negotiate with any club. According to U.S. media reports, the Mets made space on the 40-man roster and their payroll by parting ...

Job availability in Japan remains high amid labor crunch

Business / Economy Oct 31, 2017

Job availability in Japan remains high amid labor crunch

Companies continued to face a severe labor shortage in September, with job availability remaining at historic highs, government data showed Tuesday. The job-to-applicant ratio stood at 1.52, unchanged from August, meaning that 152 positions were available for every 100 job seekers. It remained at the ...