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Diplomat spouse's top shot captures Japan in full bloom

National Oct 16, 2018

Diplomat spouse's top shot captures Japan in full bloom

by Aika Sato

An extreme close-up shot capturing a delicate sakura cherry blossom clothed in white floating on a tranquil surface of water won the Prince Takamado Memorial Prize in this year's version of the Japan Through Diplomats' Eyes annual photo competition. Without gaudy hue embellishing the bloom, ...

The cutting edge of Kyoto swordmaking

Art Oct 16, 2018

The cutting edge of Kyoto swordmaking

by Matthew Larking

Showcasing 170 blades, 19 of which are National Treasures and 61 are Important Cultural Properties, "Swords of Kyoto: Master Craftsmanship from an Elegant Culture" is the largest sword exhibition in the Kyoto National Museum's 120-year history.

'Local Prospects 4: Distances'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Oct 16, 2018

'Local Prospects 4: Distances'

by Yukari Tanaka

Oct. 27-Nov. 18 In 2015, Art Gallery Artium launched its first group exhibition series themed on "region," choosing its participants from a public art competition. As part of that project, "Local Prospects 4" focuses on artists based in Kyushu, Okinawa and nearby areas, and features ...

Japan strikes early, holds off Uruguay in thrilling friendly

Soccer Oct 16, 2018

Japan strikes early, holds off Uruguay in thrilling friendly

Takumi Minamino scored a brace, while Ritsu Doan netted his first international goal, as Japan's rising stars spearheaded a 4-3 win over Uruguay on Tuesday night. In their third outing under manager Hajime Moriyasu, the Samurai Blue displayed an impressive attacking game as they outplayed ...

Packers defeat 49ers on last-second field goal

More Sports / Football Oct 16, 2018

Packers defeat 49ers on last-second field goal

A pick, a beneficial penalty and a game-winning kick. Quite a final minute for the Green Bay Packers. Mason Crosby kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired to cap an 81-yard drive set up by Kevin King's interception with 1:07 left, and the Packers outlasted ...

Brewers blank Dodgers in Game 3

Baseball / MLB Oct 16, 2018

Brewers blank Dodgers in Game 3

The Milwaukee Brewers know they can count on their intimidating bullpen to get outs. They may not have been expecting a twice-demoted shortstop to generate so much offense. Jhoulys Chacin combined with four relievers on a five-hitter and Orlando Arcia hit a two-run homer in ...