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Afghan Embassy plans to deploy mascots

National Apr 13, 2018

Afghan Embassy plans to deploy mascots

by Reiji Yoshida

If a public entity wants to promote itself in Japan, one of the most effective ways may be to create a yuru-kyara — a lovable mascot that catches people's hearts. And that's exactly what the Afghanistan Embassy in Tokyo is doing. A team of interns ...

Trump flips on trade pact, weighs rejoining TPP deal

Business Apr 13, 2018

Trump flips on trade pact, weighs rejoining TPP deal

In a striking reversal, U.S. President Donald Trump has asked trade officials to explore the possibility of the United States rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, a free trade deal he pulled out of during his first days in office as part of his "America ...

Snow-aged delicacies, unforgettable views

Food & Drink Apr 13, 2018

Snow-aged delicacies, unforgettable views

Stepping into the main restaurant of Andaz Tokyo on the 51st floor of Toranomon Hills, you'll know you're in a memorable place well before you sit down. Wide windows offer unobstructed views of the metropolis to rival the nearby Tokyo Tower, while the high ...

Sunwolves seeking first victory of season against Blues

Rugby Apr 13, 2018

Sunwolves seeking first victory of season against Blues

Sunwolves assistant coach Atsushi Tanabe summed up the importance of Saturday's Round 9 Super Rugby game with the Auckland-based Blues when he said "both teams are desperate." Speaking Friday after his team's captain's run at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground, Tanabe said the game — ...