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48 articles published/printed


NHK tries to clear up LGBT misconceptions

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Feb 04, 2018

NHK tries to clear up LGBT misconceptions

by Philip Brasor

Last month, publisher Iwanami Shoten was criticized for its definition of “LGBT” in the newest edition of Kojien, which is considered to be the most authoritative dictionary of the Japanese language. The complaint was specifically about the meaning of the acronym’s “T” portion, which ...

Trump and Republicans release memo targeting FBI's Russia probe

World / Politics Feb 04, 2018

Trump and Republicans release memo targeting FBI's Russia probe

President Donald Trump and his Republican allies on Friday unleashed a controversial memo accusing the FBI of bias and abuse of power, intensifying a high-stakes fight between the White House and prosecutors investigating Trump's campaign team. Trump defied his own FBI director and the Justice ...

National / Politics Feb 04, 2018

Abe asks Trump to ensure safety of U.S. aircraft in Okinawa

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has asked U.S. President Donald Trump to ensure that strict measures are taken for the safe operations of U.S. military aircraft in Okinawa Prefecture. Abe made the request during an hourlong telephone conversation with Trump on Friday, following a series of ...

Exploring the leaps and bounds of Japanese feminism

Books Feb 04, 2018

Exploring the leaps and bounds of Japanese feminism

by Damian Flanagan

"Rethinking Japanese Feminisms" is a collection of short essays by 15 academics on diverse aspects of gender issues in Japan. Topics range from the androgynous eroticism in the art works of Taisho Era (1912-1926) illustrator Kasho Takabatake to reactions to the enactment of the ...

Kisenosato says he's determined to regain form

Sumo Feb 04, 2018

Kisenosato says he's determined to regain form

Yokozuna Kisenosato said Saturday he is determined to regain his form after pulling out from five consecutive grand sumo tournaments due to injuries. "I will concentrate on preparing myself with a strong will," the 31-year-old said at a Japanese traditional bean-throwing event. Kisenosato made his yokozuna ...

Yuzuru Hanyu won't skate in Olympic team event

Figure Skating Feb 04, 2018

Yuzuru Hanyu won't skate in Olympic team event

Yuzuru Hanyu will not participate in the men's figure skating team event starting Feb. 9 at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, sources said Saturday. The Sochi Olympic gold medalist, who recently resumed practicing on ice after suffering an ankle injury last November, is still aiming to ...

Hideki Matsuyama exits Phoenix Open with thumb injury

More Sports / Golf Feb 04, 2018

Hideki Matsuyama exits Phoenix Open with thumb injury

Two-time defending champion Hideki Matsuyama withdrew on Friday from the Waste Management Phoenix Open due to an injury at the base of his left thumb. Matsuyama decided to withdraw prior to his second-round tee-time despite being treated for the pain, which started during Thursday's opening ...