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Early morning sightseeing on the rise in Kyoto and Tokyo

National Oct 6, 2018

Early morning sightseeing on the rise in Kyoto and Tokyo

More tourists in Kyoto and Tokyo are sightseeing early in the morning, although many venues are not yet ready to handle the new trend. In Kyoto, home to a huge array of temples and shrines, officials have been trying in recent years to ease congestion ...

Closure of Tsukiji marks the end of an era for Yoshinoya

National Oct 6, 2018

Closure of Tsukiji marks the end of an era for Yoshinoya

The Yoshinoya outlet at the origin of the nationwide gyūdon (beef on rice) chain — located inside Tokyo's Tsukiji wholesale food market — closed its doors for the last time Saturday, ending its 59-year-old history due to the relocation of the famed market. Many customers ...

Editorials Oct 6, 2018

Protect children in custody battles

Japan needs to tighten up its legal procedures for child-custody battles, and extra steps should be taken to make sure the children's interests are protected as well.

'Studies in Intellectual History of Tokugawa Japan': Chronicling the political theory of the Edo Period

Books / Reviews | ESSENTIAL READING FOR JAPANOPHILES Oct 6, 2018

'Studies in Intellectual History of Tokugawa Japan': Chronicling the political theory of the Edo Period

by Don O'Keefe

In "Studies in Intellectual History of Tokugawa Japan," leading postwar political scientist Masao Maruyama chronicles the ideas and debates of scholars throughout the Edo Period (1603-1868). Studies in Intellectual History of Tokugawa Japan, by Masao Maruyama, Translated by Mikiso Hane.383 pages PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS, Nonfiction. The central ...

Kei Nishikori books spot in Rakuten Japan Open final

More Sports / Tennis Oct 6, 2018

Kei Nishikori books spot in Rakuten Japan Open final

Two-time champion Kei Nishikori swatted aside eighth seed Richard Gasquet with very little fuss on Saturday, beating the Frenchman in straight sets to reach the Rakuten Japan Open final. Third seed Nishikori, who won the last of his 11 career titles in Memphis two years ...

Red Sox hold on to win Game 1

Baseball / MLB Oct 6, 2018

Red Sox hold on to win Game 1

Chris Sale left the mound to a standing ovation and then waited along with anxious Red Sox fans while the Boston bullpen frittered away most of a five-run lead. Bases loaded in the sixth inning. Two runs. Bases loaded, nobody out in the seventh. The Yankees ...

Glenn Murray lifts Brighton over West Ham

Soccer Oct 6, 2018

Glenn Murray lifts Brighton over West Ham

Glenn Murray scored his 99th goal for Brighton as it won 1-0 at home to West Ham on Friday and climbed above the Hammers in the Premier League table. Victory saw the Seagulls soar into 12th place ahead of the bulk of this weekend's fixtures, ...

Hamilton claims top spot for Japanese GP

More Sports / Auto Racing Oct 6, 2018

Hamilton claims top spot for Japanese GP

World champion Lewis Hamilton roared to pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix as Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel slumped to ninth after a disastrous showing in qualifying on Saturday. Hamilton, who leads Vettel by 50 points with five races left this season, led a Mercedes ...

Esports searches for foothold in Japan

More Sports Oct 6, 2018

Esports searches for foothold in Japan

by Jason Coskrey

During August and September, esports competitions took the stage in two very different and significant places. In August, esports had a presence at the Asian Games in Indonesia as a demonstration sport alongside swimming, track and field and other traditional athletics endeavors. Then in September, ...