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Japan's Lower House approves free preschool education bill

National / Politics Apr 9, 2019

Japan's Lower House approves free preschool education bill

The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved legislation to expand child care support by offering free preschool education from October, with the move coming as Japan struggles to reverse its falling birthrate. The free education program, expected to cost ¥776 billion a year, is a ...

Weaving in and out of a century of art

Art Apr 9, 2019

Weaving in and out of a century of art

by Claire Williamson

The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo's re-opening exhibition is an ambitious exploration of an entire century's worth of art that runs through the majority of the museum building and spans four floors. Allow yourself ample time to make your way through it.

'Bizen Swords: The Flower of Japanese Swords'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Apr 9, 2019

'Bizen Swords: The Flower of Japanese Swords'

by Yukari Tanaka

April 13-June 2 Bizen Province, now the southwest area of Okayama, was once known as the sword kingdom. Possessing talented bladesmiths and nearby high-quality raw materials accessible by water transportation, Bizen produced the most swords in Japan during the Heian Period (794-1185), beating Yamashiro, Yamato, Sagami ...

Panthers hire Joel Quenneville as next coach

More Sports / Ice Hockey Apr 9, 2019

Panthers hire Joel Quenneville as next coach

Dale Tallon and Joel Quenneville are together again, and the Florida Panthers are ready for them to re-create their magic. Quenneville — who is second on the NHL's all-time victory list — was hired Monday to coach the Panthers, who started their offseason with a ...

Rugby star Christian Wade chases NFL dream

More Sports / Football Apr 9, 2019

Rugby star Christian Wade chases NFL dream

Former England and Wasps wing Christian Wade has signed a contract with the Buffalo Bills as he pursues his dream of forging a career in the NFL, the team announced on Monday. Wade shocked English rugby last year after announcing his plans to switch sports ...