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Ad money makes the news world go round

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Nov 18, 2017

Ad money makes the news world go round

by Philip Brasor

In a Nov. 8 press release, the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center announced that Katsuya Takasu, the most famous plastic surgeon in Japan, was no longer a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS). Previously, the center had been urging the AACS ...

Ishiro Honda: The master behind Godzilla

Books Nov 18, 2017

Ishiro Honda: The master behind Godzilla

by Mark Schilling

Everyone knows "Godzilla," the 1954 film that introduced Japan's most famous monster to the world. But the name of its director, Ishiro Honda, was for a long time only mentioned by foreign critics and fans in passing, if at all. Ishiro Honda: A Life in ...

'The Broken Commandment': Toson Shimazaki's humanist bildungsroman of a 'burakumin'

Books / Reviews | ESSENTIAL READING FOR JAPANOPHILES Nov 18, 2017

'The Broken Commandment': Toson Shimazaki's humanist bildungsroman of a 'burakumin'

by Kris Kosaka

A classic from 1906, Toson Shimazaki's "The Broken Commandment" follows the ideological struggles of a young teacher, Ushimatsu Segawa. The Broken Commandment, by Toson Shimazaki, Translated by Kenneth Strong.249 pages UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO PRESS, Fiction. Born into the ostracized burakumin caste but hiding his origins by following ...

Evessa overpower NeoPhoenix, end five-game slide

Basketball / B. League Nov 18, 2017

Evessa overpower NeoPhoenix, end five-game slide

by Ed Odeven

The Osaka Evessa dominated on both sides of the ball in Saturday's series opener against the San-en NeoPhoenix, ending a five-game losing streak The Evessa pounded the NeoPhoenix 79-54 in Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture. Osaka coach Dai Oketani's club had five double-digit scorers: Gyno Pomare (18 points, ...

Frontale keep title hopes alive

Soccer / J. League Nov 18, 2017

Frontale keep title hopes alive

by Andrew McKirdy

Kawasaki Frontale defender Elsinho scored in the 82nd minute to keep the J. League title race alive for at least another round with a 1-0 win over Gamba Osaka on Saturday. Frontale went into the game at Todoroki Stadium knowing that a loss to Gamba ...