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51 articles published


Discovering Kyoto through the eyes of Genji

Travel Nov 23, 2018

Discovering Kyoto through the eyes of Genji

by Katherine Whatley

At the height of the splendor of the Heian Period (794-1185), lady-in-waiting to the Imperial Court, Murasaki Shikibu, wrote "The Tale of Genji," the story of imperial officer Hikaru Genji falling in and out of love with his various suitors. After centuries of war, ...

Takakeisho on track for title

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 23, 2018

Takakeisho on track for title

Komusubi Takakeisho set himself up to seal his first championship by earning his 12th win on Friday, the 13th day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. The 22-year-old owned most of his bout against 197-kg Bulgarian Aoiyama, seizing the initiative early before winning when the ...

Sumo 101: Wrestlers' clothing and footwear

Sumo Nov 23, 2018

Sumo 101: Wrestlers' clothing and footwear

by John Gunning

Sumo is a world where success or failure in the ring has direct and tangible effects on a wrestler's life. The more you win, the better your situation becomes in many ways. One visible sign of how well a rikishi is doing is what's on his ...

Brave Blossoms aim to snap three-game losing streak

Rugby Nov 23, 2018

Brave Blossoms aim to snap three-game losing streak

Japan will be looking to end a three-game losing streak Saturday when they take on Russia at Gloucester's Kingsholm Stadium in a dress rehearsal of the opening game of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Following games against a World XV and two sides that have ...

Saints cruise past Falcons for 10th straight victory

More Sports / Football Nov 23, 2018

Saints cruise past Falcons for 10th straight victory

Drew Brees made Atlanta pay for losing track of his inexperienced receivers, and New Orleans' defense halted several promising Falcons drives with forced fumbles they could not afford. Tommylee Lewis and Austin Carr each caught his second career touchdown pass, rookie tight end Dan Arnold ...

Rika Kihira seeking to eliminate mistakes on ice

Figure Skating Nov 23, 2018

Rika Kihira seeking to eliminate mistakes on ice

Rika Kihira returns to the spotlight on Saturday at the Internationaux de France, with the final spots for the Grand Prix Final on the line. Kihira produced a sensational performance to win the NHK Trophy in her Grand Prix debut earlier this month and the ...