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Applicants top 80,000 for 2020 Tokyo Olympics volunteer roles

National Nov 22, 2018

Applicants top 80,000 for 2020 Tokyo Olympics volunteer roles

The number of applications for volunteer jobs during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics has already topped the organizing committee's target of 80,000 one month ahead of the deadline. The organizing committee said Wednesday that the number of applications stood at 81,035 as of 9 ...

Business Nov 22, 2018

SpaceX's crew rocket set for January test flight

A SpaceX rocket tailored to fly astronauts to the International Space Station is set to liftoff from Kennedy Space Center in Florida for its first flight on Jan. 7, NASA said Wednesday. The launch test is a crucial milestone in the space agency's Commercial Crew ...

Editorials Nov 22, 2018

'It is what it is'

Other countries must closely study U.S. President Donald Trump's lesson on the role of values in diplomacy.

Experience a delightful party of berries

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Nov 22, 2018

Experience a delightful party of berries

A berry happy new year is just around the corner. Strawberry season is coming up fast, and Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo is celebrating with a springtime lunch buffet featuring 22 varieties of fresh strawberry delicacies. Playfully dubbed The Forest Strawberry Party, the buffet is taking place ...

Yellow Magic Orchestra go big and go home

Music Nov 22, 2018

Yellow Magic Orchestra go big and go home

by Irma Nunez

Yellow Magic Orchestra made its 1980 debut on the legendary American dance show “Soul Train” performing a cover of “Tighten Up” by Archie Bell & the Drells, two years after the November 1978 release of the trio’s eponymous first album Dressed in logoed button-downs with ...

The Stylistics: Philly soul comes to Japan

Music Nov 22, 2018

The Stylistics: Philly soul comes to Japan

by Jordan Allen

Fresh from a 29-date tour of the British Isles, and celebrating their 50th anniversary year, Philadelphia soul icons The Stylistics are setting up camp in Japan for a 12-date tour of three cities: Yokohama (Dec. 9), Tokyo (Dec. 10 and between Dec. 18 and ...

Sumo 101: Museums

Sumo Nov 22, 2018

Sumo 101: Museums

by John Gunning

It's no surprise that sumo, an activity hundreds (possibly thousands) of years old, has several museums solely dedicated to its history. What is surprising however is just how small the official Japan Sumo Association one is. Tucked away inside Ryogoku Kokugikan the museum consists of a ...

Takakeisho stays ahead of the pack

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 22, 2018

Takakeisho stays ahead of the pack

Takakeisho maintained his one-win lead after beating rank-and-filer Tamawashi on Thursday, the 12th day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. The 22-year-old komusubi, whose only loss came against sekiwake Mitakeumi on Day 7, beat the No. 2 maegashira comfortably and appeared primed to win his ...