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62 articles published


'Bizen: From Earth and Fire, Exquisite Forms'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Feb 19, 2019

'Bizen: From Earth and Fire, Exquisite Forms'

by Yukari Tanaka

Feb. 22-May 6 Bizen-ware, from the Bizen Province (part of present-day Okayama Prefecture) has long been admired for its primitive and simple style. Unglazed, it is characterized by yohen — the natural changes in appearance during firing. These include hidasuki (use of burning rice straw ...

'Tahi Saihate: Exhibiting Poetry'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Feb 19, 2019

'Tahi Saihate: Exhibiting Poetry'

by Yukari Tanaka

Feb. 23-March 24 Poet Tahi Saihate is one of the Yokohama's Museum of Art's New Artist Picks (NAP) for its series of emerging artist exhibitions. She first began expressing herself through poetry on the internet while still in middle school, which led to the publication ...

'Shape of Kisei'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Feb 19, 2019

'Shape of Kisei'

by Yukari Tanaka

Feb. 23-March 24 The Japanese word "kisei" has multiple meanings, including "spirit," "established," "regulation" and "homecoming," leaving the impressions and feelings associated with the word differing among people. Using "kisei" as inspiration, 91 contemporary artisans specializing in metalware, pottery, glass and woodwork present handcrafted pieces in ...

Antlers easily down Jets as Sanfrecce need penalties to beat Chiangrai

Soccer Feb 19, 2019

Antlers easily down Jets as Sanfrecce need penalties to beat Chiangrai

Kashima Antlers will have the chance to defend their Asian Champions League title after qualifying for the continental club tournament with a 4-1 demolition of Australian side Newcastle Jets on Tuesday. Brazilian forward Serginho scored a second-half brace in the ACL playoff at Kashima Stadium ...

Indonesia submits formal bid to host the 2032 Olympics

Olympics Feb 19, 2019

Indonesia submits formal bid to host the 2032 Olympics

Indonesia has submitted a bid to host the 2032 Olympics, officials said Tuesday, after the Southeast Asian nation's widely-lauded handling of the Asian Games last summer. Muliaman Hadad, Indonesia's ambassador to Switzerland, submitted a formal bid letter from President Joko Widodo to the International Olympic ...

PGA Tour approves shorts for practice, pro-am rounds

More Sports / Golf Feb 19, 2019

PGA Tour approves shorts for practice, pro-am rounds

Players will be allowed to wear shorts in PGA Tour practice and pro-am rounds under a change in player appearance guidelines unveiled Monday. The change, effective immediately, applies only to tournaments on six tours operated under the PGA Tour umbrella. Long pants will remain required attire ...

Sunwolves boss Yuji Watase hopes team will survive

Rugby Feb 19, 2019

Sunwolves boss Yuji Watase hopes team will survive

by Rich Freeman

The Sunwolves' big loss to the Sharks on the opening weekend of this year's Super Rugby competition has seen the honing of already sharp knives, with increased calls for the team to be cut from the competition. But the team's CEO Yuji Watase is hopeful ...