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74 articles published


'Marcel Duchamp and Japanese Art'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Sep 25, 2018

'Marcel Duchamp and Japanese Art'

by Yukari Tanaka

Oct. 2-Dec. 9 Throughout his career, the French-American artist Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) challenged the values of Western art through his experimentation with impressionism, symbolism, fauvism and cubism, and his use of risque humor and wit. In an unusual approach to exhibiting, this show combines the art ...

'Pierre Bonnard, The Never-Ending Summer'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Sep 25, 2018

'Pierre Bonnard, The Never-Ending Summer'

by Yukari Tanaka

Sept. 26-Dec. 17 Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) was one of the original members of Les Nabis, a French post-impressionist group of avant-garde artists who were inspired by symbolism and the spiritual aspect of painting. Largely influenced by the bold flatness of Japanese ukiyo-e styles, Bonnard became ...

'Nana Kuromiya: Utsutsu'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Sep 25, 2018

'Nana Kuromiya: Utsutsu'

by Yukari Tanaka

Sept. 29-Oct. 27 After winning the 2014 Wonderwall Award for contemporary art, Kyoto-based artist Nana Kuromiya garnered national attention for her unusual techniques, which were derived from her experimentation with conventional mediums. For her oil paintings, she uses extra-liquefied pigments to produce a translucent layered effect, ...

Yuta Watanabe set to start  camp with Grizzlies

Basketball / NBA Sep 25, 2018

Yuta Watanabe set to start camp with Grizzlies

by Ed Odeven

Before training camps get underway, NBA teams held media day on Monday, providing ample interview and photo opportunities. New coaches and players were in the spotlight throughout the league, including former George Washington University standout Yuta Watanabe. In Tokyo, meanwhile, Watanabe's media day photo, showing him ...

Chizuru Arai retains 70-kg world title

More Sports / Judo Sep 25, 2018

Chizuru Arai retains 70-kg world title

Chizuru Arai defended her title at the World Judo Championships on Monday, becoming the first Japanese woman in 15 years to win back-to-back titles in the 70-kg division. Arai defeated Tbilisi Grand Prix winner Marie Eve Gahie of France in 90 seconds in the final ...

BoSox set team mark with 106th win

Baseball / MLB Sep 25, 2018

BoSox set team mark with 106th win

The Boston Red Sox broke a 106-year-old franchise record with their 106th victory, topping the Baltimore Orioles 6-2 on Monday and clinching home-field advantage through the postseason thanks to a pair of hits from major league batting leader Mookie Betts. Nathan Eovaldi struck out 10 ...

Takanohana steps down from JSA

Sumo Sep 25, 2018

Takanohana steps down from JSA

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

The Japan Sumo Association attempted to force stablemaster Takanohana to admit that the accusations he filed to the Cabinet Office in March were false. Instead, the former yokozuna who won 22 Emperor's Cups in his illustrious career opted to retire from professional sumo. Takanohana submitted his ...