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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 ...

Naomi Osaka advances to third round at Wimbledon

More Sports / Tennis Jul 5, 2018

Naomi Osaka advances to third round at Wimbledon

Naomi Osaka cruised to a straight-sets, second-round victory at Wimbledon on Thursday. Osaka, seeded 18th and ranked 18th in the world, beat Britain's Katie Boulter 6-3, 6-4 in 1 hour, 18 minutes to advance to the third round. Osaka is playing at Wimbledon for the ...

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 ...

Angels' Shohei Ohtani provides spark against Mariners

Baseball / MLB Jul 5, 2018

Angels' Shohei Ohtani provides spark against Mariners

Shohei Ohtani went 2-for-4 and scored two runs on Wednesday as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 7-4 to even the three-game series at one apiece. In his second game since being activated off the disabled list, Ohtani reached on a catcher's interference ...