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Okinawa measles outbreak threatens tourism ahead of Golden Week

National Apr 19, 2018

Okinawa measles outbreak threatens tourism ahead of Golden Week

A measles outbreak in Okinawa is causing concerns about tourism ahead of the Golden Week holidays, with 65 infections registered over a one-month period that ended Thursday, the Okinawa Prefectural Government said. Golden Week starts later this month, but hotels in the popular resort area ...

Global ceremonies honor birth of Buddha

General | NEWS AND NOTES Apr 19, 2018

Global ceremonies honor birth of Buddha

With Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni in attendance, the birth of Buddha was commemorated on April 8 at Sampozan Muryojuji Temple, the head temple of the Nenbutsushu Buddhist Sect of Japan, in Kato, Hyogo Prefecture. Nearly four years ago, supreme Buddhist leaders from 41 countries spanning ...

Afternoon tea in honor of U.K. royal nuptials

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Apr 19, 2018

Afternoon tea in honor of U.K. royal nuptials

The Conrad Tokyo's bar and lounge TwentyEight will offer the Strawberry Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea in collaboration with Dutch jewelry company Royal Asscher between May 1 and June 30. Royal Asscher, which has a history of more than 160 years, is the only diamond jeweler ...

Frontale, Reysol exit Asian Champions League

Soccer / J. League Apr 19, 2018

Frontale, Reysol exit Asian Champions League

Kawasaki Frontale ended their Asian Champions League campaign without a win Wednesday night after drawing 2-2 with visiting Ulsan Hyundai, while Kashiwa Reysol also finished the tournament on a sour note with a 3-2 loss to Tianjin Quanjian. Frontale, who were effectively eliminated from Group ...

Angels' Shohei Ohtani eager to get back on mound

Baseball / MLB Apr 19, 2018

Angels' Shohei Ohtani eager to get back on mound

The issue of blisters that shadowed Shohei Ohtani during his first five pro seasons in Japan has come with him to the major leagues. The Los Angeles Angels' slugging right-handed pitcher left Tuesday's 10-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox after 66 pitches over two ...