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79 articles published


Shinzo Fukuhara: Shiseido's patron of beauty

Art Nov 28, 2018

Shinzo Fukuhara: Shiseido's patron of beauty

by John L. Tran

As an artist, Shinzo Fukuhara may not be a household name, but his production of a photography magazine, founding of the Shiseido Gallery and writings on aesthetics were seminal to the development of art photography in Japan.

'Michael Kenna: A 45 Year Odyssey 1973-2018'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Nov 28, 2018

'Michael Kenna: A 45 Year Odyssey 1973-2018'

by Yukari Tanaka

Dec. 1-Jan. 27 An internationally recognized landscape photographer, Michael Kenna has had more than 450 solo exhibitions and published around 70 photo books. With a focus on the mystical effects of lighting and the relationship of man-made structures and landscape, he often uses black-and-white film ...

'Randall Okita: A Place Between'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Nov 28, 2018

'Randall Okita: A Place Between'

by Yukari Tanaka

Nov. 29-Feb. 14 Working closely with sculpture, technology and performance, Japanese-Canadian artist and filmmaker Randall Okita creates innovative installations that challenge the conventional notions of artistic disciplines while addressing difficult subjects such as violence, conflict and reconciliation. His works combine sculpture, film, digital media and ...

'Hashimoto Kansetsu: A Solitary Painter'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Nov 28, 2018

'Hashimoto Kansetsu: A Solitary Painter'

Dec.1-Feb. 28 Hashimoto Kansetsu (1883-1945) was greatly influenced by his father, a Confucian scholar, who introduced him to kangaku (Chinese classical literature). Using the Shijo School of traditional Japanese-style painting as the foundation of his work, Hashimoto often looked to Chinese classics for inspiration. He also ...

Buffaloes ace Chihiro Kaneko to become free agent

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Nov 28, 2018

Buffaloes ace Chihiro Kaneko to become free agent

Orix Buffaloes right-hander Chihiro Kaneko, who won every postseason award on offer for a pitcher in 2014, will be released, the Pacific League club revealed Wednesday. Kaneko won the PL's MVP Award and the Sawamura Award as Japan's most impressive starting pitcher in 2014. He ...

Leicester edges Southampton in shootout to set up City tilt

Soccer Nov 28, 2018

Leicester edges Southampton in shootout to set up City tilt

Leicester will face Manchester City in the League Cup quarterfinals after a 6-5 penalty shootout win over Southampton that was marred by controversy over a decision made by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) on Tuesday. In a match that was rescheduled following the tragic death ...

Top European clubs ease into Champions League's last 16

Soccer Nov 28, 2018

Top European clubs ease into Champions League's last 16

Defending champion Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus were among the seven teams to reach the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday while Sergio Aguero's late equalizer at Lyon also sent Manchester City through. Bayern Munich thumped Benfica 5-1 to book its place ...

MLB pairs with MGM for gambling in Japan and U.S.

Baseball / MLB Nov 28, 2018

MLB pairs with MGM for gambling in Japan and U.S.

MGM Resorts International became Major League Baseball's official gambling partner in the U.S. and Japan, a deal made as the sport tries to ensure more prevalent legal sports betting does not lead to any scandals of the type sparked by illegal wagers in its ...

National Olympic Committees open meeting

Olympics Nov 28, 2018

National Olympic Committees open meeting

The largest-ever General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees convened in Tokyo on Wednesday with preparations for the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in the Japanese capital among the items to be discussed. The two-day event at a Tokyo hotel opened with Prime ...

Injured yokozuna Kisenosato to miss start of upcoming regional tour

Sumo Nov 28, 2018

Injured yokozuna Kisenosato to miss start of upcoming regional tour

Injury-plagued yokozuna Kisenosato, who has failed to start or complete nine of the last 10 tournaments, will sit out the start of the winter regional tour which kicks off this weekend, his stablemaster Tagonoura said Wednesday. According to Tagonoura, Kisenosato, the first Japan-born wrestler in ...