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Speculation on Kim visit to China rife as train departs

Asia Pacific Mar 28, 2018

Speculation on Kim visit to China rife as train departs

A train believed to be carrying a senior North Korean delegation left the Chinese capital on Tuesday following a dramatic whirlwind visit that some reports said included the country's leader, Kim Jong Un. South Korea said it was closely watching events in Beijing, where a ...

Japan making efforts to improve nightlife options for tourists

National Mar 28, 2018

Japan making efforts to improve nightlife options for tourists

Many foreign tourists to Japan often question why public transportation, especially in areas of Tokyo renowned for their nightlife, is so limited after the last scheduled trains. Amid the country's ongoing tourism boom, officials are brainstorming for ideas to address this dissatisfaction, and others, and ...

Ultrathin sun shield could protect Great Barrier Reef

Asia Pacific / Science & Health Mar 28, 2018

Ultrathin sun shield could protect Great Barrier Reef

An ultrafine biodegradable film some 50,000 times thinner than a human hair could be enlisted to protect the Great Barrier Reef from environmental degradation, researchers said Tuesday. The World Heritage-listed site, which attracts millions of tourists each year, is reeling from significant bouts of coral ...

The legacy of a Japanese Romeo in Thailand

Books Mar 28, 2018

The legacy of a Japanese Romeo in Thailand

by Chananthorn Kamjan

Just as any country that experienced the devastating effects of war, Thailand, which was involved in both world wars, has its share of bestseller novels that are centered on wartime romances. Possibly the most famous work among such tales is Wimol Siripaiboon's "Khu Kam," a ...

Michiko Kon: Mistress of the dark

Art Mar 28, 2018

Michiko Kon: Mistress of the dark

by John L. Tran

The abominable beauty of Michiko Kon's work is back. In the early 1990s Kon was one of the first female photographic artists from Japan to achieve widespread international recognition. Her work combined a shocking use of animal parts with meticulous technique in a way that ...

You too can grace the stage at Suntory Hall

Music Mar 28, 2018

You too can grace the stage at Suntory Hall

by Chiho Iuchi

Concert halls aren't just venues to enjoy music, they're landmarks. And among the many scattered around Tokyo, Suntory Hall has had the distinction of being described as a "jewel box of sound" by Austrian conductor Herbert von Karajan (1908-89). The hall, which will hold a ...

ESPN playing it for laughs with list

General | SPORTS SCOPE Mar 28, 2018

ESPN playing it for laughs with list

by Ed Odeven

It's beyond comprehension how ESPN The Magazine could omit Michael Phelps from its new list dubbed the "Dominant 20" athletes of the past 20 years. The swimming immortal is the winningest Olympian of all time. His collection of 28 Olympic medals, including a jaw-dropping 23 ...

Former world champ Shinsuke Yamanaka retires

More Sports / Boxing Mar 28, 2018

Former world champ Shinsuke Yamanaka retires

Shinsuke Yamanaka, who successfully defended his WBC bantamweight crown in 12 consecutive fights spoke on Monday about his career and his decision to retire. "There is some sadness, but at the same time I want to indulge in some self praise, having really done well," ...