October 2018
M T W T F S S
« Sep   Nov »
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  

46 articles published


Japanese hospital takes fight to flu via 'Mouth of Truth'

National Oct 30, 2018

Japanese hospital takes fight to flu via 'Mouth of Truth'

With the arrival of flu season, Osaka University Hospital on Tuesday introduced a unique way to keep the virus at bay, deploying a hand sanitizer dispenser in the shape of a famous Roman sculpture. Playing on the legend of the ancient marble "Bocca della Verita" ...

Sony boosts outlook as PlayStation heads for record year

Business / Corporate Oct 30, 2018

Sony boosts outlook as PlayStation heads for record year

Sony Corp. upgraded its earnings outlook for a second straight quarter, thanks to a plethora of hit video-game titles that are boosting the PlayStation business. Operating profit for the current fiscal year through March will be ¥870 billion ($7.72 billion), up from the prior forecast ...

Japan machine-makers avoid the caterpillar crawl

Business | ANALYSIS Oct 30, 2018

Japan machine-makers avoid the caterpillar crawl

by Anjani Trivedi

What's that whirring noise? It's Japan's machinery-makers at work, in contrast to investors' expectations. Results from Fanuc Corp. and Komatsu were a mixed bag Monday. Factory-automation giant Fanuc reported an 8.4 percent drop in fiscal first-half operating income and saw its shares rise, while construction-equipment-maker ...

Ex-Kobe assemblyman guilty of public funds fraud

National / Crime & Legal Oct 30, 2018

Ex-Kobe assemblyman guilty of public funds fraud

A former Kobe city assemblyman who initially came under the spotlight for an affair with a singer-turned-lawmaker was found guilty Monday of defrauding his local assembly of public funds slated for use in political activities. The Kobe District Court sentenced Ken Hashimoto, 38, to 18 ...

Kichizaemon Raku reads between Wols' lines

Art Oct 30, 2018

Kichizaemon Raku reads between Wols' lines

by Matthew Larking

Kichizaemon Raku, the eldest son of Kakunyu XIV, succeeded to the role as the 15th head of the revered Raku family of tea bowl craftsmen in 1981, a tradition founded in the Momoyama Period (1573-1603) by Tanaka Chojiro (d. 1592). His latest exhibition, "Raku ...

'Hyslom Temporary Human'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Oct 30, 2018

'Hyslom Temporary Human'

by Yukari Tanaka

The art performance group Hyslom comprises three contemporary artists — Itaru Kato, Fuminori Hoshino and Yuu Yoshida — and aims to explore two concepts: the lost connection between the Earth and the human body and the search for an unknown no-man's land that isn't ...

Japan claims team bronze at worlds

More Sports / Gymnastics Oct 30, 2018

Japan claims team bronze at worlds

Japan secured a 2020 Tokyo Olympic berth in the men's gymnastics team event by finishing third at the world championships in Doha on Monday. Japan, led by three-time Olympic gold medalist Kohei Uchimura, scored a total of 253.744 points to finish behind China and Russia ...