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Aung San Suu Kyi 'appreciates' Japan's concerns over Rohingya crisis, says investigation panel has 'extensive and powerful authority'

National / Politics Oct 9, 2018

Aung San Suu Kyi 'appreciates' Japan's concerns over Rohingya crisis, says investigation panel has 'extensive and powerful authority'

by Reiji Yoshida

Visiting Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi told reporters Tuesday that she appreciates Japan's "straightforward" discussion on its concerns over Muslim refugees from the Southeast Asian country's Rakhine state after meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo. Thousands of Rohingya Muslims have become stateless ...

Will Japan be a climate leader or a climate laggard?

National Oct 9, 2018

Will Japan be a climate leader or a climate laggard?

by Eric Johnston

A summer of typhoons and flooding has put the issues of severe weather, global warming and climate change mitigation domestically and internationally back on top of Japan's political agenda. But with the country's current and long-term energy strategy still dependent on fossil fuels, especially coal-fired ...

Venezuela's annual inflation hit 488,865% in September: congress

Business / Economy Oct 9, 2018

Venezuela's annual inflation hit 488,865% in September: congress

Venezuelan consumer prices rose 488,865 percent in the 12 months ending in September, a member of the opposition-run congress reported on Monday, as the OPEC nation's hyperinflation continues to accelerate amid a broader economic collapse. Daily inflation is now 4 percent, according to opposition legislator ...

'Rubens and the Birth of the Baroque'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Oct 9, 2018

'Rubens and the Birth of the Baroque'

by Yukari Tanaka

Oct. 16-Jan. 20 The master Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was a prominent influence on the development of Baroque (17th to 18th century) art and a skilled diplomat capable of negotiations with royal courts around Europe. Influenced by ancient and High Renaissance (late-15th to mid-16th ...

'Biomatrix'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Oct 9, 2018

'Biomatrix'

by Yukari Tanaka

Oct. 10-Dec. 8 Using innovative techniques that he devised himself, Kohei Nawa alters man-made materials to create works that are evocative of living organisms. The concept behind his well-known "PixCell" works is the combination of the smallest units of digital images (pixels) with the smallest ...

'Watanabe Teiichi: A Retrospective'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Oct 9, 2018

'Watanabe Teiichi: A Retrospective'

by Yukari Tanaka

Oct. 13-Nov. 11 At the age of 18, Teiichi Watanabe (1917-81) moved to Tokyo to study at the Kawabata Painting School. Though he was struck by severe illness and then later conscripted twice during World War II, Watanabe's Western-style painting maintained a sense of tranquility and ...

Hiroshi Wajima, lone yokozuna with college degree, dies at 70

Sumo Oct 9, 2018

Hiroshi Wajima, lone yokozuna with college degree, dies at 70

Former yokozuna Wajima, who won elite makuuchi division tournaments 14 times in the 1970s and 1980s, and was known for his left-arm throwing technique, has died at age 70, his family said Tuesday. Wajima died in his Tokyo home on Monday. In recent years he ...