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41 articles published/printed


Automation comes to news-gathering in Japan

/ Mar 05, 2018

Automation comes to news-gathering in Japan

by Tomoko Otake

The news business in Japan has long been notoriously labor-intensive. Reporters assigned to the crime and disaster beats have largely relied on briefings from police officers or firefighters for their initial reports. But to get a scoop or avoid falling behind their competitors, they have ...

Traditional arts live through kids

Mar 05, 2018

Traditional arts live through kids

by Kit Nagamura

Nurturing respect for cultural traditions is a daunting challenge these days, when kids are glued to cellphones and game apps. So what does a country with centuries of carefully polished artistry do to preserve its heritage? Drop a curtain on the whole show? Not ...

'The Third Murder' wins big at Japan's film awards

Mar 05, 2018

'The Third Murder' wins big at Japan's film awards

by Max Burt

The 41st Japan Academy Prizes took place March 2 and legal thriller "The Third Murder" won big, including the awards for picture of the year and best direction for Hirokazu Kore-eda. The award for best animation went to Masaki Yuaasa's "Night is Short, Walk on ...

Sanfrecce beat Urawa to pick up second straight win

/ Mar 05, 2018

Sanfrecce beat Urawa to pick up second straight win

Sanfrecce Hiroshima extended their winning start in the J. League by beating Urawa Reds 2-1 away on Sunday. Sho Inagaki scored the winner for Hiroshima in the 79th minute at Saitama Stadium, pouncing on Tomoaki Makino's poor clearance in the penalty area 13 minutes after ...

Samurai Japan beats Australia in exhibition

/ Mar 05, 2018

Samurai Japan beats Australia in exhibition

Japan opened its two-game series against Australia with a 2-0 victory Saturday night at Nagoya Dome, giving six pitchers a workout in the exhibition game. After five scoreless innings, Samurai Japan broke open the game in the bottom of the sixth, driving home a pair ...

Salah helps Liverpool ease past Newcastle

Mar 05, 2018

Salah helps Liverpool ease past Newcastle

Liverpool moved into second place in the Premier League as Egyptian international Mohamed Salah continued his remarkable scoring run in a 2-0 victory at home against Newcastle United on Saturday. Salah scored in his seventh consecutive match and took his Liverpool total for the season ...

Anderlecht's Ryota Morioka scores for second game running

Mar 05, 2018

Anderlecht's Ryota Morioka scores for second game running

Japan midfielder Ryota Morioka scored in his second straight match Saturday to help Anderlecht beat Zulte-Waregem 3-2 for the Belgian first division side's second win in as many games. Morioka opened the scoring for the visitors in the second minute, heading in Frenchman Dennis Appia's ...