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ICAN leader Beatrice Fihn makes first visit to Nagasaki

Jan 14, 2018

ICAN leader Beatrice Fihn makes first visit to Nagasaki

Beatrice Fihn, leader of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, laid flowers Saturday at the ground zero monument in Nagasaki Peace Park. Afterward, Fihn visited the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, which she said made her realize ...

Translating Trump: A 'dirty' job but someone has to do it

/ Jan 14, 2018

Translating Trump: A 'dirty' job but someone has to do it

U.S. President Donald Trump's use of the word "sh-thole" to describe some countries has sparked fury in some quarters and left many media scratching their heads on whether to repeat the slur. But spare a thought for the non-English language media outlets that had to ...

Mural painter can't relax in bathhouses

| Jan 14, 2018

Mural painter can't relax in bathhouses

by Ayako Nakano

Name: Mizuki Tanaka Age: 35 Nationality: Japanese Occupation: Sento (public bathhouse) mural painter Likes: Reading, art, movies Dislikes: Headaches 1. When did you first go to a public bathhouse and how did you like it? I went in my second year of university when I started to consider writing a ...

Bringing traditional sweets back to the Kyoto masses

Jan 14, 2018

Bringing traditional sweets back to the Kyoto masses

The heir of a store specializing in a confectionery style with more than 300 years of tradition in Japan's ancient capital is hoping her youthful reimagining of yatsuhashi sweets will help attract a new generation of Kyoto locals and carry on its legend. Kanako Suzuka, ...

Former NPB hit record-holder Matt Murton to retire

/ Jan 14, 2018

Former NPB hit record-holder Matt Murton to retire

Matt Murton, who set Nippon Professional Baseball's single-season hit record in his 2010 debut season with the Hanshin Tigers, has decided to retire, an informed source said Saturday. The 36-year-old Murton came to Japan as a 28-year-old and played six seasons for the Central League's ...

Sungoliath beat Wild Knights to claim Top League title

Jan 14, 2018

Sungoliath beat Wild Knights to claim Top League title

Suntory Sungoliath were crowned Top League champions for the fifth time on Saturday thanks to a 12-8 win over Panasonic Wild Knights at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground. "That was the best we have played all season," said Suntory coach Keisuke Sawaki, whose side not ...

Muffat-Jeandet slaloms to victory in combined

/ Jan 14, 2018

Muffat-Jeandet slaloms to victory in combined

France's Victor Muffat-Jeandet produced a dominant slalom run to rack up his first World Cup victory in Wengen's combined event on Friday. The 28-year-old Frenchman, who had five previous podium finishes to his name, timed a combined total of 2 minutes, 35.29 seconds down the ...

Sumo looks for new promise in wake of scandals

Jan 14, 2018

Sumo looks for new promise in wake of scandals

Sumo kicks off its new year on Sunday, with hopes that a stellar New Year Grand Sumo Tournament will help put the ancient sport back on proper footing after two months of turmoil. The 15-day event offers the chance for a new start following a ...