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How ready are you for Japan's next big earthquake?

Jun 28, 2018

How ready are you for Japan's next big earthquake?

by Sarah Suk

Emergency kits are a must-have in earthquake prone Japan, but a survey by The Japan Times has found that a number of people did not use theirs when a deadly quake rocked Osaka Prefecture and its vicinity last week. The June 18 quake, which affected ...

Robotics Barbie aims to inspire girls to become scientists

Jun 28, 2018

Robotics Barbie aims to inspire girls to become scientists

An inspirational new version of Barbie will encourage young girls to embark on careers in engineering and the sciences, the iconic doll's manufacturer Mattel said on Tuesday. Barbie, who first hit the shelves in 1959, prides herself on trying out jobs where women aren't strongly ...

The mind games of choreographer Philippe Decoufle

Jun 28, 2018

The mind games of choreographer Philippe Decoufle

by Kris Kosaka

Choreographer Philippe Decoufle describes his new circus-inspired show, "Nouvelles Pieces Courtes" ("New Short Pieces"), as a "sort of visual and physical mind game." That's not surprising as the 56-year-old Frenchman has fused dance with dizzying aerial choreography, sly acrobatics and the clever use of video ...

Japan aiming to finish top of World Cup group

/ Jun 28, 2018

Japan aiming to finish top of World Cup group

Akira Nishino knows there are a few ways for his Japan squad to qualify for the knockout stage of the World Cup for the third time in five tournaments. He only cares about one. With a victory over No. 8-ranked Poland at Volgograd, Japan has ...