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38 articles published


Business May 1, 2018

Japan's old school utilities face nuclear threat from one of their own

Japan's traditional regional utilities, already defending their territory against nimbler new entrants, face a fresh threat: One of their own is now stealing customers thanks to cheaper nuclear-powered electricity rates. Kansai Electric Power Co. is one of a few utilities to restart its reactors, which ...

Hide: The musician whose death rocked Japan

Music May 1, 2018

Hide: The musician whose death rocked Japan

by James Hadfield

On the evening of May 2, 1998, as most of Japan was basking in the annual Golden Week holidays, a few dozen young women had gathered outside an apartment building in Tokyo's Minamiazabu neighborhood. Earlier that day, the musician Hideto Matsumoto, better known by his ...

The Spanish Golden Age of earthy realism

Art May 1, 2018

The Spanish Golden Age of earthy realism

by John L. Tran

"Velazquez and the Celebration of Painting: The Golden Age in the Museo Del Prado" celebrates 150 years of Japan-Spain diplomatic relations with an exploration of the authority of vision and humanity of the divine.