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What season is it? Cherry trees seen blooming across Japan

National Oct 22, 2018

What season is it? Cherry trees seen blooming across Japan

Even cherry trees aren't sure what to make of this year's run of unusual weather. Cherry blossoms, which usually bloom in the spring, have recently been flowering across the nation, likely due to typhoons that brought in warm air and salty seawater, according to Weathernews ...

Designart Tokyo 2018 looks beyond 2021

Style & Design Oct 22, 2018

Designart Tokyo 2018 looks beyond 2021

by Mio Yamada

Designart, Tokyo's annual festival encompassing all creative genres, is a cornucopia of design-related presentations and exhibitions within galleries, shops and event spaces. Celebrating its second iteration at a larger scale this year, the festival has its eyes set on the future: beyond 2021 to ...

Time reimagined through Grand Seiko's installation project

Culture Oct 22, 2018

Time reimagined through Grand Seiko's installation project

Dramatizing the flow of time in the form of an art installation, Seiko Watch Corp. is taking part in the Designart Tokyo 2018 event through this weekend, featuring its flagship watch brand Grand Seiko. The installation was first exhibited in Milan in April, which was ...

Mohamed Salah goal keeps Liverpool on pace with City

Soccer Oct 22, 2018

Mohamed Salah goal keeps Liverpool on pace with City

Manchester City brushed aside Burnley 5-0 on Saturday but Liverpool kept pace with the champions after Mohamed Salah rediscovered his scoring touch to fire his team to victory against lowly Huddersfield. Earlier, Chelsea — which had been level with City and Liverpool before the weekend ...

Rockets spoil James' home debut in fight-marred game

Basketball / NBA Oct 22, 2018

Rockets spoil James' home debut in fight-marred game

LeBron James' home debut with the Los Angeles Lakers ended on a sour note Saturday as the Houston Rockets seized control late for a 124-115 win in a physical contest at Staples Center. James finished with 24 points and five assists but the Lakers couldn't ...

Dodgers defend NL crown as Red Sox await in World Series

Baseball / MLB Oct 22, 2018

Dodgers defend NL crown as Red Sox await in World Series

Yasiel Puig and Cody Bellinger flexed their muscles. Chris Taylor flashed some leather. Then the Los Angeles Dodgers got a lift from ace Clayton Kershaw out of the bullpen to finish off the Milwaukee Brewers and return to the World Series. Puig broke open a tight ...

Barcelona back in lead but loses Lionel Messi to injury

Soccer Oct 22, 2018

Barcelona back in lead but loses Lionel Messi to injury

Lionel Messi is expected to be out for three weeks with a fractured right arm, but his last pre-injury contribution was to help send Barcelona back to the top of La Liga on Saturday. Messi scored and then went off injured as Barca beat Sevilla ...

Fierement wins Kikka-sho by nose

More Sports / Horse Racing Oct 22, 2018

Fierement wins Kikka-sho by nose

Fierement beat second-favorite Etario in a photo finish Sunday at the Kikka-sho, the final leg of the Japanese triple crown. Fierement, the seventh favorite, held steady in the middle of the pack of three-year-old colts throughout the 3,000 meter turf race until cruising ahead along ...

Nathan Chen easily wins men's title at Skate America

Figure Skating Oct 22, 2018

Nathan Chen easily wins men's title at Skate America

Satoko Miyahara and Kaori Sakamoto finished first and second, respectively, on Saturday in the women's short program at Skate America, the first event of the 2018 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series. Miyahara, last year's champion, skated into a commanding lead with 73.86 points, ...