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82 articles published/printed


'Marcel Duchamp and Japanese Art'

/ Sep 26, 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'

/ Sep 26, 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'

/ Sep 26, 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, ...

Giants fire general manager Bobby Evans

/ Sep 26, 2018

Giants fire general manager Bobby Evans

Bobby Evans was fired Monday as the San Francisco Giants' general manager. The team said Evans will be reassigned, with responsibilities to be determined. The move came as the Giants began the final week of the season at 72-84, their second straight losing record. "I made the ...

Yuta Watanabe set to start  camp with Grizzlies

/ Sep 26, 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

/ Sep 26, 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 ...

Luka Modric voted FIFA World Player of the Year

Sep 26, 2018

Luka Modric voted FIFA World Player of the Year

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were far from the auditorium by the River Thames when Luka Modric broke their decade-long grip on FIFA's award for the world's best player. Soccer's biggest individual accolade was handed to the 33-year-old playmaker on Monday night in recognition of ...

BoSox set team mark with 106th win

/ Sep 26, 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

Sep 26, 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 ...