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43 articles published


Business / Corporate Sep 18, 2018

Trading house Mitsubishi enters India's housing market

Mitsubishi Corp. is making its first investment in Indian housing development, with the country projected to surpass China as the world's most populous country in the coming years. The trading house, through its local investment subsidiary DRI India Co., will invest 1.8 billion rupees ($25 ...

Japan sees surge in foreign nursing care students

National Sep 18, 2018

Japan sees surge in foreign nursing care students

The number of foreign students enrolling in nursing care schools has nearly doubled this academic year amid a labor shortage in the heath care sector, according to the Japan Association of Training Institutions for Certified Care Workers. The rise in the number of foreign students ...

The art of architecture and photography

Art Sep 18, 2018

The art of architecture and photography

by John L. Tran

The current exhibition at Archi-Depot, "A Gaze into Architecture: Phases of Contemporary Photography and Architecture" features the work of 13 artists, of whom more than half are Japanese. All the work is exceptional.

'Beauty in the Yumeji Style'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Sep 18, 2018

'Beauty in the Yumeji Style'

by Yukari Tanaka

Sept. 26-Dec. 16 The bijinga (portraits of beautiful women) by Takehisa Yumeji (1884-1934) portrayed women in such a distinctive manner that it became known as "Yumeji beauty style." Yumeji developed this poetic and minimalist yet romantic style after meeting his wife Tamaki, but it has ...

Antlers reach Asian Champions League semifinals for first time

Soccer Sep 18, 2018

Antlers reach Asian Champions League semifinals for first time

The Kashima Antlers secured their first-ever berth in the Asian Champions League semifinals on Tuesday night with a 5-0 aggregate victory over China's Tianjin Quanjian in the round of eight. The J. League side followed its impressive 2-0 first-leg win with a clinical 3-0 result ...

Sumo 101: Heya (Stables)

Sumo Sep 18, 2018

Sumo 101: Heya (Stables)

by John Gunning

Sumo isn't really a sport in the true sense of the word. It's a combination of sport, religion and entertainment wrapped up in a quasi-monastic and militaristic lifestyle. Every sumo wrestler belongs to a heya. While the word literally means "room," it is normally translated ...

Kisenosato improves to 8-2

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 18, 2018

Kisenosato improves to 8-2

Yokozuna Kisenosato continued his comeback run at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday, earning his first winning record since March 2017 when he clinched a second-straight top division championship. Before fellow yokozuna Hakuho and Kakuryu closed out Day 10 of the 15-day tournament with ...

Sapporo withdraws from 2026 Winter Olympics bid

Olympics Sep 18, 2018

Sapporo withdraws from 2026 Winter Olympics bid

Sapporo told the International Olympic Committee on Monday that it will give up its bid for the Winter Olympics in 2026. The capital of Hokkaido, which hosted the 1972 Winter Olympics, decided to give up the 2026 bid following the magnitude 6.7 earthquake on Sept. ...

Yuta Watanabe ready to make dream a reality

Basketball Sep 18, 2018

Yuta Watanabe ready to make dream a reality

After scoring 18 points to help Japan beat Iran in a FIBA World Cup Asian qualifier at Ota City General Gymnasium on Monday, Yuta Watanabe's mind quickly turned to the United States where he will soon be fighting to make a name for himself ...