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33 articles published


National Jul 15, 2018

Flood-hit Okayama cram school opens doors to other students

A cram school in the Mabicho district of Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, has reopened to accept both its own students and others whose schools were damaged by the region's deadly rains this month. In the wake of the disaster, the city's education board decided to keep ...

After cave ordeal, Thai boys now face battle with fame

Asia Pacific Jul 15, 2018

After cave ordeal, Thai boys now face battle with fame

After their traumatic ordeal deep inside a dark and flooded mountain cave, Thailand's 12 rescued boys and their young soccer coach will now have to navigate a fresh challenge: fame. The boys, ages 11 to 16, will spend at least a month at home after ...

Tokyo art space battles against the current

Art Jul 15, 2018

Tokyo art space battles against the current

by John L. Tran

Repurposing old buildings to show art is becoming increasingly mainstream in Japan, but the route by which Koichiro Osaka ended up creating the Asakusa gallery has been circuitous, and an odd mix of chance and determination.

Mitakeumi reaches midway point of Nagoya Basho with perfect record

Sumo Jul 15, 2018

Mitakeumi reaches midway point of Nagoya Basho with perfect record

Sekiwake Mitakeumi maintained his perfect record and the sole lead Sunday, the midway point of the 15-day Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Mitakeumi (8-0) defeated No. 2 maegashira Chiyonokuni (4-4) in the tournament at Dolphins Arena with all three yokozuna out of action. Chiyonokuni forced the ...

Torres hopes to put Tosu on map

Soccer / J. League Jul 15, 2018

Torres hopes to put Tosu on map

Fernando Torres wants to put the small southwestern city of Tosu on the soccer map, the former Atletico Madrid and Liverpool striker said Sunday. Speaking at a press conference shortly after landing at Tokyo's Haneda Airport, the new star for J. League side Sagan Tosu ...