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Mayor of Tokyo's Komae to quit over sexual harassment allegations

National May 23, 2018

Mayor of Tokyo's Komae to quit over sexual harassment allegations

The mayor of Komae in western Tokyo expressed his intention to resign Wednesday after four female employees of the municipal government submitted a protest letter saying they had been sexually harassed by him. Mayor Kunihiko Takahashi, who had repeatedly denied the allegations, said at a ...

A world of art on display at Tokyo International Art Fair

Art May 23, 2018

A world of art on display at Tokyo International Art Fair

by Katherine Whatley

This year's edition of the Tokyo International Art Fair will feature paintings, sculpture, photographic illustrations, jewelry and a "sumo-size" book, with the work coming courtesy of hundreds of artists from 30 different countries, fair organizer Joelle Dinnage tells The Japan Times. The festival, now in ...

'Isle of Dogs': Mutt ado about nothing?

Film / Reviews May 23, 2018

'Isle of Dogs': Mutt ado about nothing?

by James Hadfield

If you've ever flipped on a TV in a hotel room in a country whose language you don't understand, you'll know what it's like to try to grasp for meaning when all the usual semantic signposts are gone. In "Isle of Dogs," Wes Anderson's latest ...

Andres Iniesta agrees to deal with Vissel Kobe

Soccer / J. League May 23, 2018

Andres Iniesta agrees to deal with Vissel Kobe

Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta has agreed to join J. League first-division side Vissel Kobe, league sources confirmed Wednesday. The 34-year-old Iniesta won four Champions League titles and multiple Spanish League crowns during his time with Barcelona. Iniesta was also a key part of Spain's first ...

Jamie Joseph names Japan squad to face Italy and Georgia

Rugby May 23, 2018

Jamie Joseph names Japan squad to face Italy and Georgia

Japan coach Jamie Joseph named a 33-man squad Wednesday for June's test matches against Italy and Georgia, as the Brave Blossoms get set for a busy year ahead of hosting Rugby World Cup 2019. "As we head towards the World Cup this is a great ...

Tochinoshin remains ahead of yokozuna duo with 11-0 mark

Sumo / Basho Reports May 23, 2018

Tochinoshin remains ahead of yokozuna duo with 11-0 mark

Tochinoshin remained at the top of the heap with an unbeaten record on Wednesday, the 11th day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Tochinoshin remained one win ahead of Hakuho and fellow yokozuna Kakuryu, who survived a scare against komusubi Mitakeumi (7-4) at Tokyo's Ryogoku ...

Marlins release reliever Junichi Tazawa

Baseball / MLB May 23, 2018

Marlins release reliever Junichi Tazawa

Right-handed reliever Junichi Tazawa was released by the Miami Marlins and will remain in the United States in a bid to land a minor-league contract, baseball sources said Tuesday. The Marlins designated Tazawa for assignment on Thursday after a pair of dismal outings last week ...