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National May 7, 2019

Sports federation chiefs voice concerns over Tokyo 2020 preparation

With less than 15 months until next year's Tokyo Games, international sports federations voiced concerns Tuesday about event logistics including athlete services and venue presentation. During an international sports meeting in the Gold Coast, Australia, officials from the Japanese organizing committee for the 2020 Olympics ...

Tokyo stocks drop on renewed U.S.-China trade jitters

Business / Financial Markets May 7, 2019

Tokyo stocks drop on renewed U.S.-China trade jitters

Tokyo stocks sank Tuesday after an extended Golden Week, with China-linked shares sold amid renewed U.S.-China trade tensions. The Nikkei 225 average ended down 335.01 points, or 1.51 percent, from April 26 at 21,923.72. The market had been closed during the unprecedented 10-day holiday through ...

Facebook removes more pages tied to Russian operators

Business May 7, 2019

Facebook removes more pages tied to Russian operators

Facebook on Monday said it removed more pages, groups and accounts that originated in Russia and were being deceptive about who was behind them and what they were up to. The takedown at Facebook and its image-centric social network Instagram was described as part of ...

Gustav Klimt: Behind all that glitters

Art May 7, 2019

Gustav Klimt: Behind all that glitters

by Jeff Michael Hammond

Decorative gold surfaces and images of radiant women define the work of Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) for many people. The Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum's current exhibition, however, highlights lesser-known aspects of the Austrian artist's career, offering more insight into the man behind the works. Designed ...

Reds triumph, Frontale earn draw in Asian Champions League

Soccer May 7, 2019

Reds triumph, Frontale earn draw in Asian Champions League

Shinzo Koroki and Yuki Muto struck in the first half as the Urawa Reds picked up a much-needed 2-1 win against Thai side Buriram United in Asian Champions League Group G on Tuesday. Fellow J. League side Kawasaki Frontale, meanwhile, finished in a 2-2 deadlock ...