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Asia Society plans to set up new venue in Tokyo

National Mar 31, 2018

Asia Society plans to set up new venue in Tokyo

by Cory Baird

The Asia Society aims to create a new Tokyo facility, slated to open later this year, where experts and policymakers can come together to discuss domestic and international affairs, including North Korea's security threats and trade, an issue crucial to the region, an executive ...

Editorials Mar 31, 2018

Diversify forms of local assemblies

The recent proposal by a panel of experts for more diverse forms of municipal assemblies seeks to address a grim challenge to sustaining democracy in Japan's rural areas.

'Ms Ice Sandwich': Lonely and obsessive, a boy comes of age

Books / Reviews Mar 31, 2018

'Ms Ice Sandwich': Lonely and obsessive, a boy comes of age

by Iain Maloney

Despite being prominent in Japan as an Akutagawa Prize-winning writer and singer-songwriter, "Ms Ice Sandwich" is Mieko Kawakami's first book to be translated into English. Ms Ice Sandwich, by Mieko Kawakami, Translated by Louise Heal Kawai.96 pages PUSHKIN PRESS, Fiction. The novella follows an awkward and lonely ...

Schwarzenegger wakes from heart surgery, declares: 'I'm back!'

Entertainment News Mar 31, 2018

Schwarzenegger wakes from heart surgery, declares: 'I'm back!'

Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger is in stable condition after undergoing emergency open-heart surgery, his representatives said Friday, adding that his first words upon waking were, "I'm back." The 70-year-old actor-turned-activist — famous for the catchphrase "I'll be back" — was in a Los Angeles ...

Shimane snaps 21-game losing streak

Basketball / B. League Mar 31, 2018

Shimane snaps 21-game losing streak

by Ed Odeven

The streak is over. The Shimane Susanoo Magic dominated the fourth quarter en route to a convincing 94-75 victory over the Nishinomiya Storks on Saturday night. The Susanoo Magic, who had lost 21 consecutive games, trailed 56-55 entering the final stanza. Former NBA first-round draft pick Al ...

Uehara slips to 4th at ANA Inspiration

More Sports / Golf Mar 31, 2018

Uehara slips to 4th at ANA Inspiration

Ayako Uehara shot a 1-under 71 to fall back to fourth place Friday after the second round of the ANA Inspiration, the first of the year's five women's majors. Overnight leader Pernilla Lindberg of Sweden was joined by South Korea's Park Sung-hyun atop the leaderboard ...

Marinos score early, hold off S-Pulse on road

Soccer / J. League Mar 31, 2018

Marinos score early, hold off S-Pulse on road

Yokohama F. Marinos moved into the top half of the J. League table Saturday with a 1-0 win on the road against Shimizu S-Pulse. In one of their most impressive performances since former Australian national coach Ange Postecoglou took the reins this season, Marinos maintained ...

Yankees star Masahiro Tanaka handcuffs Blue Jays

Baseball / MLB Mar 31, 2018

Yankees star Masahiro Tanaka handcuffs Blue Jays

The bottom of the New York Yankees' deep lineup delivered on an empty night for sluggers Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton. Brandon Drury had two hits and two RBIs and Masahiro Tanaka pitched six sharp innings, leading the Yankees to a 4-2 victory over the ...

Isner, Zverev reach Miami Open final

More Sports / Tennis Mar 31, 2018

Isner, Zverev reach Miami Open final

John Isner most prestigious title of his 14-year career by beating a weary Juan Martin del Potro 6-1, 7-6 (7-2) in Friday's Miami Open semifinals. Dominating with his serve and aggressive baseline strokes, the 208-cm Isner ended a 15-match winning streak for del Potro, who ...

Notre Dame edges UConn in semis

Basketball Mar 31, 2018

Notre Dame edges UConn in semis

Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale hit a jumper with 1 second left in overtime for a 91-89 win over UConn on Friday in the NCAA Women's Tournament semifinals. UConn made its 11th straight Final Four appearance. The Fighting Irish (34-3) will play Mississippi State for the title. Jackie ...