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Sharp's humanoid RoBoHon robot to guide tourists in Kyoto

Sep 12, 2018

Sharp's humanoid RoBoHon robot to guide tourists in Kyoto

Sharp Corp.'s RoBoHon, a small humanoid robot with artificial intelligence features, will accompany tourists in taxis in Kyoto and offer sightseeing guidance in Japanese, Chinese and English starting Sept. 22, the service providers said Tuesday. Sharp, Kyoto-based taxi operator MK Co. and travel agency JTB ...

Nations lock horns in Brazil over Japan's call to resume whaling

/ Sep 12, 2018

Nations lock horns in Brazil over Japan's call to resume whaling

Pro- and anti-whaling nations locked horns Monday as the International Whaling Commission (IWC) began meeting in Brazil amid outrage over Japan's proposal to end a three-decade old moratorium on commercial whale hunting. Incoming IWC Chairman Joji Morishita said the meeting could determine the future of ...

'Lee Kit 'We Used to Be More Sensitive''

/ Sep 12, 2018

'Lee Kit "We Used to Be More Sensitive"'

by Yukari Tanaka

Sept. 16-Dec. 24 Hong-Kong born artist Lee Kit is internationally acclaimed for his early textile works, which subtly reference everyday activities and objects, and were hand painted in pastel-colored checks and other patterns. Since then, he has shifted his focus to large-scale works, most recently ...

Moriyasu Japan starts strong with 3-0 win over Costa Rica

Sep 12, 2018

Moriyasu Japan starts strong with 3-0 win over Costa Rica

A new-look Japan side gave manager Hajime Moriyasu a winning start to his tenure on Tuesday night, beating Costa Rica 3-0 in an international friendly. Takumi Minamino and Junya Ito scored their maiden international goals in the second half at Panasonic Stadium Suita, ensuring a ...

Kisenosato perseveres to stay undefeated at Autumn meet

/ Sep 12, 2018

Kisenosato perseveres to stay undefeated at Autumn meet

Yokozuna Kisenosato secured a third consecutive victory in his first meet back from injury on Tuesday, as most of the elite wrestlers in the top division maintained spotless records at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. In the day's final bout at Ryogoku Kokugikan, Kisenosato braved ...

AL Player of the Week Ohtani continues hit streak

/ Sep 12, 2018

AL Player of the Week Ohtani continues hit streak

Shohei Ohtani extended his hitting streak to eight games with a fourth-inning double but the Los Angeles Angels were defeated 5-2 by the Texas Rangers on Monday. Ohtani, who was named Player of the Week for the Sept. 3-9 period, proved himself worthy of his ...