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In pictures: The Imperial Couple

National Apr 29, 2019

In pictures: The Imperial Couple

Emperor Akihito, who will abdicate Tuesday, has reigned for three decades from 1989 through the Heisei Era as a "symbol of the state and of the unity of the people" with Empress Michiko at his side. The Imperial Couple have made it their mission to ...

Incoming Imperial monarchs offer Japan something new

National Apr 29, 2019

Incoming Imperial monarchs offer Japan something new

by Elaine Lies

Crown Prince Naruhito and his wife, Crown Princess Masako, represent a lot of firsts for the nation's next Imperial monarchs: university-educated, multilingual and with years of experience living overseas, during which the monarch-to-be even did his own laundry. As they prepare to carve out identities ...

Revamped Russian animation sector takes aim at global audience

World Apr 29, 2019

Revamped Russian animation sector takes aim at global audience

In a slick Moscow loft, dozens of graphic designers peer at computers, compiling the latest scenes of "Fantasy Patrol," a cartoon produced by Russia's Parovoz animation studio. With its Netflix contracts, state-owned Parovoz — which means locomotive in Russian — is at the forefront of ...

Editorials Apr 29, 2019

Sterilization relief won't end the issue for victims

To avoid repeating the same kind of policy mistakes, the government must make efforts to identify how and why such a policy was instituted and maintained for decades, and highlight the responsibility of each of the parties involved.

Aaron Wolf wins maiden national judo championship

More Sports / Judo Apr 29, 2019

Aaron Wolf wins maiden national judo championship

Aaron Wolf captured his first national judo championship on Monday, after beating Hirotaka Kato in the final of the open-weight tournament. Wolf, the 2017 men's 100-kg judo world champion, claimed an extra-time, yusei victory over Kato, who won the tournament seven years ago. The 23-year-old ...

European giants buying into women's soccer

Soccer Apr 29, 2019

European giants buying into women's soccer

Back in 2001-02, the semifinalists in the inaugural UEFA Women's Cup were Frankfurt, HJK Helsinki, Toulouse and Swedish side Umea. Fast forward 17 years to this season, and the presence of Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Chelsea and Lyon in the semifinals of the Champions League is ...