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Speakers made from Tochigi gourds a hit with listeners

National Nov 5, 2017

Speakers made from Tochigi gourds a hit with listeners

A speaker made from bottle gourd grown in Tochigi Prefecture is attracting listeners with its acoustic qualities and a cute appearance resembling an animation character. A maker of car stereos in Tochigi, the biggest producer of dried gourd strips for rolled sushi, began developing the ...

Life in the Amazon: hunting beer and gathering together

World Nov 5, 2017

Life in the Amazon: hunting beer and gathering together

Deep in the Amazon rain forest, it's that time again: beer o'clock. Members of the tiny, remote Waiapi tribe in Brazil's eastern Amazon raise calabash gourds to their painted faces and quaff the homemade brew they call caxiri. Draining the gourds the size of salad bowls, ...

Tokyo welcomes Designart

Style & Design | ON: DESIGN Nov 5, 2017

Tokyo welcomes Designart

by Mio Yamada

Last month saw the launch of Designart — the capital's new annual collection of exhibitions that bring together Japanese and overseas creators for collaborations on product design and objets d'art. Here are a few picks that showcase the inaugural event's embrace of color, versatility ...

NeoPhoenix beat B-Corsairs to earn series split

Basketball / B. League Nov 5, 2017

NeoPhoenix beat B-Corsairs to earn series split

by Ed Odeven

Statistical similarities marked the first half of Sunday's Yokohama B-Corsairs-San-en NeoPhoenix series finale. The second half was a somewhat different story. The NeoPhoenix pulled away in the third quarter, and then the B-Corsairs made a valiant comeback in the fourth quarter, but ran out of time ...

Antlers beat Reds to close in on J. League title

Soccer / J. League Nov 5, 2017

Antlers beat Reds to close in on J. League title

Kashima Antlers closed in on a record-extending ninth J. League championship title with a 1-0 win at home to Asian Champions League finalist Urawa Reds on Sunday. Brazilian midfielder Leandro settled the contest late in the second half as the defending champions opened up a ...

Kondo loses to Lipinets in bid for vacant IBF title

More Sports / Boxing Nov 5, 2017

Kondo loses to Lipinets in bid for vacant IBF title

Akihiro Kondo failed in his bid to claim the vacant IBF super lightweight title on Saturday, losing to Russia's Sergey Lipinets on a unanimous decision. Kondo, the third-ranked challenger making his first attempt at a world title, struggled against Lipinets who used an array of ...