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39 articles published


China wants closer ties with Myanmar military

Asia Pacific Nov 23, 2017

China wants closer ties with Myanmar military

China wants closer ties with Myanmar's military to help protect regional peace and security, a senior Chinese general told the visiting head of the Southeast Asian country's army. China and Myanmar have had close diplomatic and economic ties for years, and China has offered its ...

Editorials Nov 23, 2017

Kenya buckles under pressure

A political standoff in Kenya increasingly appears to be a genuine political crisis. What once was proclaimed as a victory for the rule of law now looks to have been only a moment of hope for democrats. The consequences for Kenya could be severe; ...

Sun, sand and the silver screen

Film | Wide Angle Nov 23, 2017

Sun, sand and the silver screen

by Mark Schilling

Launched in 1981 by Jeannette Paulson Hereniko, the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) was the first film festival in the United States to focus on films from the Asia-Pacific region. Being a bridge between East and West is still its mission, but HIFF now ...

'Home Sweet Tokyo': Fresh-off-the-boat narrative has room to grow

TV Nov 23, 2017

'Home Sweet Tokyo': Fresh-off-the-boat narrative has room to grow

by Shaun McKenna

Among the English-speaking community in Japan there has been a long-running debate over whether to use the word "foreigner." Personally, I prefer using "non-Japanese." The word "foreigner," I feel, implies difference, exclusion and an inability to assimilate. Having said that, Bryan Jenkins is a foreigner. ...

Hakuho back on track with quick victory

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 23, 2017

Hakuho back on track with quick victory

Yokozuna Hakuho made up for his previous day's defeat by beating Mitakeumi at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday, while the two ozeki lost to lower-ranked wrestlers. Hakuho (11-1), the only yokozuna remaining in the 15-day meet, ushered sekiwake Mitakeumi (7-5) out of the ...

Young rikishi offer new hope for sumo

Sumo Nov 23, 2017

Young rikishi offer new hope for sumo

With Harumafuji's assault scandal seeing sumo's name dragged through the mud once again, a new generation of young wrestlers are looking to lift Japan's ancient national sport out of the muck. One such wrestler is 24-year-old up-and-comer Daiamami, a 14th-ranked maegashira who is the only ...

Barcelona reaches knockout stage

Soccer Nov 23, 2017

Barcelona reaches knockout stage

Without Lionel Messi for almost an hour, Barcelona managed to get the draw it needed to reach the Champions League knockout stages. It was a drab 0-0 draw at Juventus, though, despite Paulo Dybala's efforts to spark it into life for the home side. Messi ...

Heat snap Celtics' win streak at 16

Basketball / NBA Nov 23, 2017

Heat snap Celtics' win streak at 16

Dion Waiters watched his 3-point try bounce off the rim, ricochet off the top of the backboard, then hit the rim again and somehow drop through the net. It was a huge shot in the final moments, and a lucky one. That's what it took to ...