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JR East to end sales aboard Yamabiko bullet trains

Business Feb 19, 2019

JR East to end sales aboard Yamabiko bullet trains

East Japan Railway Co. says starting March 15 it will no longer sell food and other goods aboard Yamabiko bullet trains on the Tohoku Shinkansen Line. Such sales will be completely terminated on the Yamabiko service, which mainly links Tokyo Station with either Sendai Station ...

'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 ...

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 ...