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Springtime cuisine with Cantonese twist

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Mar 7, 2019

Springtime cuisine with Cantonese twist

Spring is a time of celebration in Japan, and the Royal Park Hotel knows all about celebrations. Available now until April 30, the hotel's basement-floor Chinese restaurant Kei-ka-en is hosting head chef Daisaku Arimoto's Full Bloom Celebration Dinner Course for guests to experience the flavors, ...

Enter a surreal world through photo collages

General | NEWS AND NOTES Mar 7, 2019

Enter a surreal world through photo collages

Born in Kochi Prefecture in 1938, Toshiko Okanoue was a creator of striking photo collages with a surreal aesthetic. Surrealism draws on images from one's subconscious to create imagery that often defies logical comprehension, while photo collage combines a series of visuals to make ...

Student collaboration at disaster-hit area

General | NEWS AND NOTES Mar 7, 2019

Student collaboration at disaster-hit area

High school students from one of Tokyo's top boys' schools organized a study and field trip to the Tohoku region, which was devastated by the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, for themselves and exchange students from a partner high school in ...

Sumo lacks marquee rivalries of recent times

Sumo | INSIDE SUMO Mar 7, 2019

Sumo lacks marquee rivalries of recent times

by John Gunning

The upcoming Spring Grand Sumo Tournament seems to have everything going for it. The basho kicks off with a wealth of storylines. One is a tale of vengeance as Takakeisho seeks to correct the record on his controversial non-promotion to sumo's second-highest rank. Others involve veterans like ...

Hakuho, other challengers ready to chase spring glory

Sumo Mar 7, 2019

Hakuho, other challengers ready to chase spring glory

by John Gunning

The Osaka Basho, which gets underway on Sunday, is arguably the most wide-open tournament sumo has seen in years. With three of the last four meets crowning first-time champions, guessing who will be hoisting the Emperor's Cup on March 24 is like trying to predict ...

Vissel add Sergi Samper to loaded lineup

Soccer / J. League Mar 7, 2019

Vissel add Sergi Samper to loaded lineup

by Dan Orlowitz

Vissel Kobe has added another name to its ever-growing list of Barcelona connections. The J. League first-division club announced on Thursday the signing of defensive midfielder Sergi Samper, who will become the third player to trade the famed Spanish side's blue and red for Kobe's ...