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75 articles published


Editorials Feb 5, 2019

Another fatal case of child abuse

Similarly tragic consequences will be repeated until the relevant parties start responding in a manner that places utmost priority on the safety of children.

The actors hoping to save Kyoto University's Yoshida Dormitory

Stage Feb 5, 2019

The actors hoping to save Kyoto University's Yoshida Dormitory

by Nobuko Tanaka

Students and stage fans will see whether a hastily arranged series of performances of Bertolt Brecht's "The Threepenny Opera" this weekend can break a decades-long standoff over the closure of Japan's oldest student dormitory: the wooden Yoshida ryō (Yoshida Dormitory) at Kyoto University. The Japanese-style ...

Gentaro Komaki: A pioneer of surrealism

Art Feb 5, 2019

Gentaro Komaki: A pioneer of surrealism

by Matthew Larking

Gentaro Komaki (1906-89), the son of a Kyoto Prefecture silk crepe wholesaler, lived a decadent youth of literature and philosophy, until seeing the work of Max Ernst and Yves Tanguy inspired to pursue surrealist art.

'Christian Boltanski: Lifetime'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Feb 5, 2019

'Christian Boltanski: Lifetime'

by Yukari Tanaka

Feb. 9-May 6 Conceptual artist Christian Boltanski was first recognized for short films he made in the late 1960s. He moved on to photography in the '70s, before working with light as a medium and creating installations during the '80s. Driven by an interest in cultural ...

Energetic Pistons end Nuggets' win streak

Basketball / NBA Feb 5, 2019

Energetic Pistons end Nuggets' win streak

For the second straight game, the Detroit Pistons had a big third-quarter lead at home. This time, they kept pouring it on. Andre Drummond scored 14 of his season-high 27 points in the third and the Pistons snapped Denver's six-game winning streak, beating the Nuggets 129-103 ...