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Flea market apps transforming Japan's thrift culture

National Jul 25, 2018

Flea market apps transforming Japan's thrift culture

by Alex Martin

When strapped for cash before his next paycheck, Ryo Takezawa would trudge over to the nearest Bookoff, the nation's largest chain of secondhand bookstores, to sell his novels and CDs. But the buyback rates were meager: The 37-year-old temporary worker was lucky if he was ...

Jomon art: Japan's prehistoric charm

Art Jul 25, 2018

Jomon art: Japan's prehistoric charm

by Jeff Michael Hammond

Fertile periods of artistic endeavor are not hard to come by in Japanese history. Many would cite the Edo, Muromachi or Heian periods. The Tokyo National Museum, however, reminds visitors of one era often forgotten — the ancient Jomon Period.

Mavericks sign Dirk Nowitzki for record 21st season

Basketball / NBA Jul 25, 2018

Mavericks sign Dirk Nowitzki for record 21st season

The Dallas Mavericks have re-signed Dirk Nowitzki, which will make the German star the first player in NBA history to play 21 straight seasons with the same team. The previous record of 20 was held by Kobe Bryant with the Los Angeles Lakers. No details were ...

Yuto Nagatomo eager to play in Tokyo Olympics

Soccer Jul 25, 2018

Yuto Nagatomo eager to play in Tokyo Olympics

Galatasaray defender Yuto Nagatomo said Tuesday he is eager to represent Japan at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games if he is picked as an overage player for the men's under-23 squad. Speaking at an event in Tokyo, the 31-year-old Nagatomo said he is ready to ...

Team Sky chief rips Tour de France organizers, haters

More Sports Jul 25, 2018

Team Sky chief rips Tour de France organizers, haters

Team Sky chief Dave Brailsford hit out at organizers on Monday for failing to stop "intimidating" abuse of his riders and staff as they attempt to win the Tour de France. With Welshman Geraint Thomas in the yellow jersey and four-time champion Chris Froome in ...