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End of an era: Saying goodbye to Heisei on social media

National Apr 30, 2019

End of an era: Saying goodbye to Heisei on social media

April 30, 2019, marks the end of the Heisei Era as Emperor Akihito abdicates after over 30 years on the throne. People (and companies) on social media looked back at the Heisei Era with nostalgia and sadness, but mostly excitement for the impending Reiwa ...

Kenta Maeda gets no-decision as Giants rally past Dodgers

Baseball / MLB Apr 30, 2019

Kenta Maeda gets no-decision as Giants rally past Dodgers

Kenta Maeda threw five-plus scoreless innings in a no-decision as the Los Angeles Dodgers squandered a two-run lead, allowing the San Francisco Giants to edge them 3-2 in Monday night's series opener. Maeda scattered seven hits, walked two and struck out three, and was relieved ...

'Between Dimensions'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Apr 30, 2019

'Between Dimensions'

by Yukari Tanaka

April 20-June 1 Ayako Ishiba is inspired by the idea that human perception can deceive us on a daily basis — whether it's through visual illusions, the imagination, emotions clouding judgement, or simply the result of not paying enough attention. She documents everyday life with ...

'New Additions to the Collection'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Apr 30, 2019

'New Additions to the Collection'

by Yukari Tanaka

May 8-July 8 Since it opened in 2001, the Osaka Museum of History has amassed artworks and items related to the city to present exhibitions covering regional history and culture. Throughout the years, Osaka citizens have also donated countless works and documents, which have been ...

Takakeisho set for ozeki debut

Sumo Apr 30, 2019

Takakeisho set for ozeki debut

Takakeisho's name was officially placed among the sumo elite on Tuesday when the rankings for next month's Summer Grand Sumo Tournament, the first of the Reiwa Era, were released by the Japan Sumo Association. On the last day of the Heisei Era, wrestlers picked up ...

World Apr 30, 2019

Trial for murder of Scandinavian hikers to open in Morocco

Two dozen suspects are set to go on trial in Morocco on Thursday for offenses linked to the gruesome murder of two young Scandinavian hikers late last year that shocked the North African country. Danish student Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, and 28-year-old Norwegian Maren Ueland ...