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JR East to install security cameras on all trains

National Apr 3, 2018

JR East to install security cameras on all trains

East Japan Railway Co. said Tuesday it will install cameras on all of its trains to enhance security. The railway operator known as JR East plans to place the cameras on all new cars to be made from the current fiscal year, which started this ...

When art met craft in Meiji Era Japan

Art Apr 3, 2018

When art met craft in Meiji Era Japan

by Matthew Larking

The focus of "The 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Period: Making and Designing Meiji Arts and Crafts" at The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, concerns the relationship between nihonga (Japanese-style) painters of Kyoto and craft production during a time when craft and design ...

Satomi Suzuki, Rikako Ikee set records at national championships

More Sports / Swimming Apr 3, 2018

Satomi Suzuki, Rikako Ikee set records at national championships

Satomi Suzuki and Rikako Ikee set national records Tuesday in the women's 50-meter breaststroke and 100-meter butterfly, respectively, on the opening day of the Japan Swimming Championships. Suzuki clocked 30.64 seconds in a qualifying race over the non-Olympic distance at Tatsumi International Swimming Center, slashing ...