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58 articles published/printed


Ad money makes the news world go round

/ | Nov 19, 2017

Ad money makes the news world go round

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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 ...

As sex scandals multiply, what about Trump?

/ Nov 19, 2017

As sex scandals multiply, what about Trump?

"You can do anything," Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women. Maybe he could, but not everyone can. The candidate who openly bragged about grabbing women's private parts — but then denied he had really done so — was elected president months ...

Ishiro Honda: The master behind Godzilla

Nov 19, 2017

Ishiro Honda: The master behind Godzilla

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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'

/ | Nov 19, 2017

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

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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

/ Nov 19, 2017

Evessa overpower NeoPhoenix, end five-game slide

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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, ...

Legendary weightlifter 'Pocket Hercules' dies at 50

Nov 19, 2017

Legendary weightlifter 'Pocket Hercules' dies at 50

Turkey's legendary triple Olympic gold medal-winning weightlifting champion Naim Suleymanoglu, dubbed the "Pocket Hercules" for generating huge power from his diminutive frame, died on Saturday at age 50, state media reported. The Bulgarian-born Suleymanoglu, who had in late September been admitted to intensive care after ...

Frontale keep title hopes alive

/ Nov 19, 2017

Frontale keep title hopes alive

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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 ...

Bulls edge Hornets to end skid

/ Nov 19, 2017

Bulls edge Hornets to end skid

Exhausted and elated following the birth of his daughter this week, new father Justin Holiday had enough left to give one of the best performances of his career. Holiday scored 27 and the Chicago Bulls overcame a 47-point outburst by Kemba Walker to beat the ...