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Japan ready to support France in rebuilding Notre Dame Cathedral

National Apr 16, 2019

Japan ready to support France in rebuilding Notre Dame Cathedral

The government expressed willingness to support France in restoring the Notre Dame Cathedral, while officials and notable Japanese figures expressed sadness after Paris' iconic Catholic church was badly damaged by fire. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a message to French President Emmanuel Macron, saying that ...

Absurdist comedy 'Every Good Boy Deserves Favour' gets its Japan debut

Stage Apr 16, 2019

Absurdist comedy 'Every Good Boy Deserves Favour' gets its Japan debut

by Nobuko Tanaka

Tom Stoppard is one of the most influential figures in theater today and one of the most internationally performed postwar dramatists. Both his 1966 Tony-winning absurdist tragicomedy "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead," featuring minor characters from Shakespeare's "Hamlet," and his time- and space-spanning masterpiece "Arcadia," ...

The rise, fall and resurrection of Kyosai

Art Apr 16, 2019

The rise, fall and resurrection of Kyosai

by Matthew Larking

An overachieving infant, Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-89) sketched at age 3, studied ukiyo-e from 7 and joined a branch of the Kano school of painting at 10. He offended officials, was shunned as an ex-convict, applauded by Josiah Conder and then forgotten after WWII. Now, ...

Cubs hurler Yu Darvish nabs first victory of season

Baseball / MLB Apr 16, 2019

Cubs hurler Yu Darvish nabs first victory of season

Yu Darvish thawed out and then nearly overheated in balmy South Florida, but he found enough in reserve to throw his hardest to the final batter he faced. Darvish struck out eight in a season-high 5⅔ innings for his first win of the year, and ...

'Super Saturdays' to highlight schedule for Tokyo Olympics

Olympics Apr 16, 2019

'Super Saturdays' to highlight schedule for Tokyo Olympics

by Dan Orlowitz

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics unveiled the competition schedule on Tuesday, giving fans hoping to attend the games their first opportunity to plan their itineraries. Tokyo 2020 sports director Koji Murofushi walked a full news conference through the highlights of the marquee event, which ...

Arsenal tops Watford on bizarre goalkeeping error

Soccer Apr 16, 2019

Arsenal tops Watford on bizarre goalkeeping error

Arsenal benefited from a bizarre goal from a goalkeeping error and Watford striker Troy Deeney's red card to claim a 1-0 win that lifted the team back into the Premier League's top four on Monday. The match was ultimately decided in the space of a ...

Flyers hand coaching reins to Alain Vigneault

More Sports / Ice Hockey Apr 16, 2019

Flyers hand coaching reins to Alain Vigneault

The Philadelphia Flyers have hired Alain Vigneault as head coach, hoping the veteran can help lead them to their first Stanley Cup since 1975. Vigneault has led the New York Rangers and Vancouver Canucks to the Stanley Cup Final and takes over a Flyers team ...

Rui Hachimura leaving Gonzaga University for the NBA

Basketball / NBA Apr 16, 2019

Rui Hachimura leaving Gonzaga University for the NBA

by Ed Odeven

After a dynamic junior season, Gonzaga University forward Rui Hachimura has decided to turn pro. The Toyama Prefecture native declared for the 2019 NBA Draft on Monday. The early-entry deadline for players to announce their intentions to enter the draft is Sunday. Hachimura is projected to ...