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54 articles published


China and Japan slowly learning to cooperate in the age of Trump

Business Aug 28, 2018

China and Japan slowly learning to cooperate in the age of Trump

Finance Minister Taro Aso will travel to Beijing later this week for a meeting with Chinese counterpart Liu Kun that is likely to demonstrate the improving relationship between the world's second- and third-largest economies. Aso, 77, who also serves as deputy prime minister, and Liu ...

Watchdog denies FCC chief Ajit Pai played favorites with Sinclair

Business Aug 28, 2018

Watchdog denies FCC chief Ajit Pai played favorites with Sinclair

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's watchdog has rejected allegations of favoritism by the agency's chairman toward Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. Ajit Pai drew scrutiny in part for his meetings with Sinclair executives after the election of President Donald Trump, who selected Pai to lead the ...

Kushner Cos. fined by NYC for falsifying data on low-income tenants

Business Aug 28, 2018

Kushner Cos. fined by NYC for falsifying data on low-income tenants

Jared Kushner's family real estate business was fined $210,000 by New York City for falsifying construction-permit applications by underreporting the number of rent-regulated tenants in 17 buildings. Kushner Cos. filed the false data on 42 occasions since 2013, New York's Department of Buildings said Monday. ...

Editorials Aug 28, 2018

Trump losing patience with Kim

Donald Trump appears to think that keeping adversaries off-balance is key to negotiating success. It is a dangerous strategy, and one with little likelihood of success.

The Louvre has a new seat of power

Art Aug 28, 2018

The Louvre has a new seat of power

by Jae Lee

Kohei Nawa talks about his 3-ton golden "Throne," which takes a seat of honor at the Louvre as one of the works for Japonismes 2018, Paris' large-scale event celebrating 160 years of France-Japan relations.

An education in modernist art teaching

Art Aug 28, 2018

An education in modernist art teaching

by Matthew Larking

The Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto surveys German, Japanese and Indian Bauhaus developments as part of a wider collation of international exhibitions and research in preparation for next year's Bauhaus centenary anniversary in Berlin.

Japan duo relish mixed archery gold

More Sports Aug 28, 2018

Japan duo relish mixed archery gold

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Even the hands of an experienced veteran like Takaharu Furukawa sometimes tremble with tension while shooting an arrow at a target 70 meters away. Yet he explained that mental fortitude plays a huge role in archery. "Archery is about mental strength," Furukawa said after he and ...

Yankees honor Hideki Matsui in pregame ceremony

Baseball / MLB Aug 28, 2018

Yankees honor Hideki Matsui in pregame ceremony

Former New York Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui attended a ceremony at Yankee Stadium on Monday, celebrating becoming the youngest player inducted to the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame earlier this year. Before a game against the Chicago White Sox, Matsui walked onto the field to ...