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66 articles published


'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 ...

IOC selects Senegal as first African host for Youth Olympics

Olympics Oct 9, 2018

IOC selects Senegal as first African host for Youth Olympics

The IOC has picked its first African host of any Olympics, formally awarding the 2022 Youth Games to Senegal. Senegal President Macky Sall was present on Monday to see International Olympic Committee members confirm the executive board's preference from four candidates. Senegal will host the youth ...

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 ...

Dodgers advance to NLCS; Astros, Red Sox record victories

Baseball / MLB Oct 9, 2018

Dodgers advance to NLCS; Astros, Red Sox record victories

Kenta Maeda worked a scoreless eighth inning to help the Los Angeles Dodgers bounce back and beat the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Monday for a spot in the National League Championship Series. The Dodgers won the NL Division Series 3-1 and will meet the Milwaukee ...