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Reference | The Week Ahead May 5, 2019

The week ahead for May 6 to May 12

Monday Substitute holiday for Children's Day. Classic car parade "The Ginza Run" to be held in central district of Tokyo. Tuesday New town offices of Okuma, hit by 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, to start operation. Automaker industry body to release Japan's new car sales in ...

Britain-France Channel Tunnel, now 25, was centuries in the making

World May 5, 2019

Britain-France Channel Tunnel, now 25, was centuries in the making

On May 6, 1994, Queen Elizabeth II and French President Francois Mitterrand boarded the royal Rolls-Royce and took an undersea train to Britain — a 50.5-kilometer (30-mile) trip that inaugurated a tunnel two centuries in the making. Followed by their spouses in a Citroen, their ...

Tales of Leonardo, Italy's enigmatic genius

Entertainment News May 5, 2019

Tales of Leonardo, Italy's enigmatic genius

Here are some anecdotes about Leonardo's extraordinary life and work. 'Fake news' on death An 1818 painting by French artist Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres shows Leonardo breathing his last with his patron, France's King Francis I, at his bedside. The scene was inspired by an account in "Lives ...

Jets oust Brex to clinch Championship berth

Basketball / B. League May 5, 2019

Jets oust Brex to clinch Championship berth

by Ed Odeven

The Chiba Jets Funabashi soared to great heights during the regular season. But the East Division champions had higher aspirations all along, and the team's third straight Emperor's Cup title in January provided the biggest hint of all. The Jets, the 2017-18 title runners-up, ascended one ...