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Emperor Akihito resumes official duties after bout of nausea

National Jul 5, 2018

Emperor Akihito resumes official duties after bout of nausea

Emperor Akihito, who had been resting for the last few days after suffering nausea and other symptoms, resumed his official duties in earnest Thursday by attending a ceremony to welcome new ambassadors, the Imperial Household Agency said. The Emperor, 84, who has spent much of ...

Business / Corporate Jul 5, 2018

ANA to scrap 113 flights for Rolls-Royce engine inspections

ANA Holdings Inc., Japan's largest airline, will cancel 113 domestic flights for mandatory checks to help assess possible glitches in the Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC engines powering its Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliners. The flights will be cancelled July 6-12, the Tokyo-based carrier said in a statement ...

Pure Land Buddhism and the art of photography

Art Jul 5, 2018

Pure Land Buddhism and the art of photography

by Katherine Whatley

Follow the Sumida River southwest from Asakusa and you'll soon reach Kuramae, an old working-class neighborhood filled with small factories, wholesale shops and temples. The area is changing, though, with single origin coffee roasters and stores selling imported pottery sprouting up next to mom-and-pop ...

Nishino to pass torch as manager

Soccer / World Cup Jul 5, 2018

Nishino to pass torch as manager

by Andrew McKirdy

National team manager Akira Nishino predicted Thursday that Japan will improve on its 2018 World Cup performance by reaching the quarterfinals in 2022, but he will not be around to lead the charge after the Japan Football Association announced it would not extend his ...