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Business Apr 24, 2018

Japan-U.S. trade dialogue to start as early as mid-June

Japan and the United States are likely to hold the first round of their new dialogue on trade and investment in mid-June or later, Japan’s minister in charge of the negotiations said Tuesday. Economic and fiscal policy minister Toshimitsu Motegi, citing the ongoing Diet session, ...

Ike no Taiga: The 'true view' travel painter

Art Apr 24, 2018

Ike no Taiga: The 'true view' travel painter

by Matthew Larking

"The Genius of Ike no Taiga: Carefree Traveler, Legendary Painter," at Kyoto National Museum, is magisterial. Edo Period (1603-1868) Kyoto teemed with big name painters, but Taiga (1723-1776) was superlative. Taiga began the practice of calligraphy when a child, and was pseudo-certified in 1729 as ...

'Iron Man' Sachio Kinugasa dies at 71

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 24, 2018

'Iron Man' Sachio Kinugasa dies at 71

Hall of Famer Sachio Kinugasa, whose 2,215 consecutive games played remain a Japan pro baseball record, died of colon cancer Monday at 71, an informed source said. Nicknamed "Iron Man," Kinugasa played for the Hiroshima Carp from 1965 to 1987 and was the Central League's ...