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Database of Japanese buried in Australia during WWII completed

National Apr 18, 2019

Database of Japanese buried in Australia during WWII completed

A comprehensive, bilingual database of Japanese nationals who died in Australia during World War II and were buried in a war cemetery in the country's east has been completed, researchers announced Thursday. The Cowra Japanese War Cemetery Database project will be open to the public ...

Notre Dame to get temporary wooden cathedral during rebuilding

World Apr 18, 2019

Notre Dame to get temporary wooden cathedral during rebuilding

Catholic worshippers feeling orphaned by the fire that ravaged part of Notre Dame will be welcomed in an "ephemeral cathedral" of wood in front of the Paris monument until it reopens, Notre Dame's chief priest said Thursday. Speaking to France's CNews television channel Monsignor Patrick ...

Japanese and other automakers tout SUVs at New York auto show

Business / Corporate Apr 18, 2019

Japanese and other automakers tout SUVs at New York auto show

Automakers on Wednesday gathered at this year's New York International Auto Show where Japanese carmakers unveiled all-new sport utility vehicles amid growing demand for light trucks over passenger vehicles. Toyota Motor Corp. introduced its 2020 Highlander, a midsize family-friendly SUV that ushers in the model's ...

Innovative dishes put matcha in new light

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Apr 18, 2019

Innovative dishes put matcha in new light

Green tea stands out as a champion of Japanese brews — none more so than the Kyoto strain uji-cha. Celebrating that splendor, Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo has teamed up with Kyoto's historic Tsuji Rihei Honten tea shop to host its Premium Uji-cha Afternoon Tea. Afternoon tea ...

World celebrates birth of Buddha together

General | NEWS AND NOTES Apr 18, 2019

World celebrates birth of Buddha together

Tens of thousands of people, including various dignitaries from Africa, celebrated the birth of Buddha on April 8 at Sampozan Muryojuji Temple, the head temple of the Nenbutsushu Buddhist Sect of Japan, in Kato, Hyogo Prefecture. For a global commemoration of Buddha's birth, the date ...

Kyotographie 2019: It's in the space

Art Apr 18, 2019

Kyotographie 2019: It's in the space

by John L. Tran

The banner image for "Vibe," the seventh edition of the Kyotographie International Photography Festival, is Scotsman Albert Watson's sepia-tinted portrait of Ryuichi Sakamoto, which was used for the musician's 1989 album "Beauty." It's an outrageously self-indulgent image, but so gorgeous, and the album itself ...

Nadeshiko's Saki Kumagai a finalist for BBC honor

Soccer Apr 18, 2019

Nadeshiko's Saki Kumagai a finalist for BBC honor

by Dan Orlowitz

With over 100 international caps and six seasons of service for women's soccer titan Olympique Lyonnais, defender Saki Kumagai is already recognized by those in the know as one of the sport's top players. Now the rest of the world will have a chance to ...

Yuta Watanabe makes positive impact as a rookie

Basketball | HOOP SCOOP Apr 18, 2019

Yuta Watanabe makes positive impact as a rookie

by Ed Odeven

Yuta Watanabe's blue-collar work ethic and perpetual desire to improve were defining characteristics of his rookie season. Playing for the Memphis Grizzlies and the team's NBA G League affiliate, the Memphis Hustle, Watanabe made positive impressions throughout the long season. The bulk of his playing time ...