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49 articles published


National Jun 12, 2018

Okinawa declares measles outbreak over

The Okinawa Prefectural Government on Monday declared the end of a measles outbreak, after everyone who had been diagnosed with the disease was confirmed to have recovered. According to the prefecture a total of 99 people were found to be infected with measles during the ...

Seven injured as car rams into pedestrians in central Tokyo

National Jun 12, 2018

Seven injured as car rams into pedestrians in central Tokyo

A car rammed into a group of pedestrians in central Tokyo on Tuesday, injuring seven people, with the driver arrested on the spot, police and rescue workers said. Police arrested Junichi Ono, 52, on suspicion of negligence resulting in injuries. He slightly injured his forehead ...

Giant panda cub Xiang Xiang turns 1 year old at Tokyo zoo

National Jun 12, 2018

Giant panda cub Xiang Xiang turns 1 year old at Tokyo zoo

Giant panda cub Xiang Xiang celebrated her first birthday in good health Tuesday at a Tokyo zoo. Born on June 12 last year to mother Shin Shin and father Ri Ri through natural mating, Xiang Xiang enjoys climbing trees every day and eating apples, according ...

Shiga farmer strives to preserve indigenous Japanese horses

National Jun 12, 2018

Shiga farmer strives to preserve indigenous Japanese horses

A farm that raises only indigenous Japanese horses has opened near a shrine known as a "sacred site of horses" in Shiga Prefecture, and its owner is intent on breeding more of them to preserve the species. Japanese horses were once raised across the country ...

Germany: 774,000 Mercedes cars have unauthorized software defeat devices

Business Jun 12, 2018

Germany: 774,000 Mercedes cars have unauthorized software defeat devices

Germany's Transport Ministry said on Monday that 774,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Europe had been found to contain unauthorized software defeat devices and ordered Daimler to recall more than 200,000 cars in Germany. Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Vito models with diesel engines and a sports utility variant ...

'Nowhere'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Jun 12, 2018

'Nowhere'

by Yukari Tanaka

June 15-July 8 Yuna Yagi is a Kyoto-based photographer whose work, since her debut in 2010, has been praised by critics both here and abroad. Her photos have been featured at the Kyotographie International Photography Festival and earned her the Hasselblad Award in 2016. Rooted in ...

'Gordon Matta-Clark: Mutation in Space'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Jun 12, 2018

'Gordon Matta-Clark: Mutation in Space'

by Yukari Tanaka

June 19-Sept. 17 American artist Gordon Matta-Clark (1943-78) was a 20th-century Renaissance man, juggling projects that cut across multiple artistic disciplines as well as into street culture and food. He also recognized the importance of art in creating thriving communities. This show at the National Museum ...

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Jun 12, 2018

'Rock: Power, Spirit & Love'

by Yukari Tanaka

June 9-July 1 Rock 'n' roll hasn't just made an impact on the world's musical culture, its spirit of rebellion has also had a profound effect on our visual culture. This exhibition at Museum "Eki" Kyoto focuses on Japanese creators that have been active in various ...

Julio Jones tells Falcons he will skip minicamp

More Sports / Football Jun 12, 2018

Julio Jones tells Falcons he will skip minicamp

Wide receiver Julio Jones told the Atlanta Falcons he won't attend this week's mandatory minicamp, the team announced Monday. "We have been in contact with Julio and his representation," general manager Thomas Dimitroff said in a statement. "We will not discuss those conversations publicly except ...