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Food firms in Japan work to cut use of trans fatty acids

May 24, 2018

Food firms in Japan work to cut use of trans fatty acids

A growing number of Japanese food-makers and restaurant operators are making efforts to reduce the use of trans fatty acids amid rising health consciousness, although there is no regulation against their use. Some countries are moving toward banning use of the fats, which are contained ...

A world of art on display at Tokyo International Art Fair

May 24, 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?

/ May 24, 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

/ May 24, 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

May 24, 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

/ May 24, 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 ...

Backstroke swimmer Junya Koga fails doping test

/ May 24, 2018

Backstroke swimmer Junya Koga fails doping test

Former swimming world champion Junya Koga has been kicked out of the Japan squad for this summer's Asian Games after failing a drug test, officials said Wednesday. The 30-year-old, who won the 100-meter backstroke world title in 2009, tested positive for traces of banned muscle-building ...

Marlins release reliever Junichi Tazawa

/ May 24, 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 ...