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Japan and Britain hold joint military exercise in central Japan

National Oct 2, 2018

Japan and Britain hold joint military exercise in central Japan

Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force on Tuesday showed to the media its first joint military exercise with the British Army in central Japan following an agreement by the two countries last year to strengthen bilateral security ties. The drill began at a GSDF training school in ...

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen treated again for cancer

Business Oct 2, 2018

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen treated again for cancer

Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen said on Monday he had started treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, the same type of cancer he overcame nine years ago. In a brief statement, Allen said he learned recently that the cancer had returned and said he planned "on fighting ...

A master of Zen wisdom and dad jokes

Art Oct 2, 2018

A master of Zen wisdom and dad jokes

by John L. Tran

Among Sengai's many depictions of tubby old men enjoying themselves is one outlier titled "An Old Man's Excuse," which shows a crotchety grump saying, "If it comes time for you to die, then it's good for you to die, but it's even better if ...

'Graphic Designer Shigemi Hijikata'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Oct 2, 2018

'Graphic Designer Shigemi Hijikata'

by Yukari Tanaka

Oct. 6-Dec. 9 Illustrator and graphic designer Shigemi Hijikata (1915-1986) graduated from Tama Teikoku Art School (present-day Tama Art University) before working at Toho Studios from 1938. There he designed movie posters, including those for "Horse" (1941), "To The Big Sky for the Decisive War" ...