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Mitsukoshi reopens Nihonbashi store in Tokyo after Kengo Kuma revamp

Business Oct 24, 2018

Mitsukoshi reopens Nihonbashi store in Tokyo after Kengo Kuma revamp

Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. reopened its flagship Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi department store Wednesday, after a renovation that includes a new first floor designed by architect Kengo Kuma. The department store operator drastically changed the interior of the first floor of the store's main building in Chuo ...

Editorials Oct 24, 2018

Murder in Turkey

Japan and other countries must speak up to condemn the killing of Jamal Khashoggi and impose consequences.

Artist gives the saxophone a Japanese-style makeover

Art Oct 24, 2018

Artist gives the saxophone a Japanese-style makeover

For Yurie Akaiwa, what began as a graduation project at the University of Toyama has turned into a unique artistic endeavor that fuses Japanese art with traditional Western musical instruments. The 26-year-old craftswoman, an employee of Yanagisawa Wind Instruments Co., has already used her urushi ...

Second-division Montedio stuns Frontale in Emperor's Cup

Soccer Oct 24, 2018

Second-division Montedio stuns Frontale in Emperor's Cup

Second-division Montedio Yamagata weathered a second-half brace from Kei Chinen to reach the Emperor's Cup semifinals with a 3-2 upset over visiting Kawasaki Frontale on Wednesday night. The J2 side opened the scoring in the second minute of the quarterfinal at ND Soft Stadium Yamagata ...

Ambitious T. League begins play at Ryogoku Kokugikan

More Sports Oct 24, 2018

Ambitious T. League begins play at Ryogoku Kokugikan

by Kaz Nagatsuka

With the lofty ambition of eventually becoming the world's best table tennis circuit, the T. League kicked off competition at a lavishly decorated Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on Wednesday night. The organizers staged a glitzy opening show, featuring choreographed lighting and videos played on screens ...

Risako Kawai and Mayu Mukaida take gold at championships

More Sports Oct 24, 2018

Risako Kawai and Mayu Mukaida take gold at championships

Rio Olympic gold medalist Risako Kawai and 2016 world champion Mayu Mukaida won their respective weight class finals at the world wrestling championships, as Japan claimed both gold medals on offer in the women's events on Tuesday. Kawai beat Elif Yesilirmak of Turkey, who bagged ...

Red Sox open World Series with victory over Dodgers

Baseball / MLB Oct 24, 2018

Red Sox open World Series with victory over Dodgers

The Fenway Funhouse proved too tricky, too cold and just too much for the beach boys. Andrew Benintendi, J.D. Martinez and the Boston Red Sox came out swinging in the World Series opener, seizing every advantage in their quirky ballpark to beat the Los Angeles ...