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Abe denies ordering doctored survey regarding overwork problem

National / Politics Feb 20, 2018

Abe denies ordering doctored survey regarding overwork problem

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe denied Tuesday the possibility that he or his office was involved in a controversial survey that oppositional parties claim was aimed at making a so-called discretionary labor proposal look like a system that could improve the nation’s overwork problem. Abe's remarks ...

The best pick and mix of modern art

Art Feb 20, 2018

The best pick and mix of modern art

by John L. Tran

The current exhibition at the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art could be considered a retrospective of Toshio Hara's career as a collector. Surprisingly, given that the museum was founded in 1979, it's the first time that the director and president has personally curated a ...

Japan men, women curling squads stumble

Olympics / Winter Olympics / Curling Feb 20, 2018

Japan men, women curling squads stumble

The Japan men's and women's curling teams struggled on Tuesday, going down to powerhouses Canada and Great Britain, respectively, at the Pyeongchang Olympics. In the day's mid-session at the Gangneung Curling Centre, the women pushed the experienced British team but were outmaneuvered in the latter ...

Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics Day 11: Drama on the ice

Olympics / Winter Olympics Feb 20, 2018

Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics Day 11: Drama on the ice

Japan is still celebrating Nao Kodaira's golden victory, not only for her athletic prowess but also her kindness. Stories are filling the web about Kodaira hugging her opponents and talking about her late friend during the Olympics. The usually slow curling matches are gaining traction ...