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Taiwan to ban disposable plastic items by 2030

/ Mar 02, 2018

Taiwan to ban disposable plastic items by 2030

Taiwan is planning a blanket ban on single-use plastic items including straws, cups and shopping bags by 2030, officials have said, with restaurants facing new restrictions from next year. The initiative is the latest push by Taiwan to cut waste and pollution after introducing a ...

Living and breathing history, through noh

Mar 02, 2018

Living and breathing history, through noh

by Katherine Whatley

Noh performer Hisa Uzawa has spent her life devoted to an art form that — with its slow and steady movements, sparse staging and ancient chanting — may at first seem staid. In her hands, however, the 650-year-old tradition becomes relentlessly contemporary. Uzawa was born ...

Rethinking noh for the opera crowd

| Mar 02, 2018

Rethinking noh for the opera crowd

by Chiho Iuchi

Artists have long mined older works to create new forms of expression, just look at the continuing relevance of Shakespeare's stories. Among the oldest surviving performing arts of Japan, noh has been a source of inspiration for many in Japan. Combining narrative chanting, slow movements ...

Neymar arrives in Rio de Janeiro before foot surgery

Mar 02, 2018

Neymar arrives in Rio de Janeiro before foot surgery

Brazilian superstar Neymar arrived in Rio de Janeiro early Thursday ahead of an operation on his fractured foot that rules him out of Paris Saint-Germain's do-or-die clash with Real Madrid. Neymar, 26, arrived on an Air France flight from Paris and immediately took a private ...

Takanoiwa takes first steps toward return

Mar 02, 2018

Takanoiwa takes first steps toward return

Takanoiwa, the wrestler who was injured in a beating by former yokozuna Harumafuji last fall, took part in training Thursday and appeared ready to let fate determine his participation in the upcoming Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. In his first public appearance since the scandal that ...

Netherlands crushes Nadeshiko Japan in Algarve Cup opener

Mar 02, 2018

Netherlands crushes Nadeshiko Japan in Algarve Cup opener

The Netherlands inflicted a crushing 6-2 defeat on Japan in their opening match Wednesday at the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's soccer tournament. The world's seventh-ranked women's team seemingly scored at will in the first half, registering four goals before midfielder Emi Nakajima finally pegged ...