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55 articles published


Building bridges to Bangkok through stage

Stage Jun 20, 2019

Building bridges to Bangkok through stage

by Nobuko Tanaka

Never at risk of being run of the mill, Chelfitsch — which took its name from a baby's pronunciation of the English word "selfish" and usually stylizes itself with a lowercase "c" — is one of Japan's foremost contemporary theater companies, despite only rarely ...

Embracing life and death at Reborn-Art Festival

Art Jun 20, 2019

Embracing life and death at Reborn-Art Festival

by Alyssa I. Smith

The date March 11, 2011, carries a lot of weight in Japan. When the magnitude 9 Great East Japan Earthquake rocked the Tohoku region in the northeast of the country, it devastated the landscape and altered the lives of residents. And now, eight years ...

Rui Hachimura aims to inspire others

Basketball / NBA Jun 20, 2019

Rui Hachimura aims to inspire others

Rui Hachimura used to adore a manga and anime series called "Slam Dunk," which followed a high school basketball team's trials and tribulations and helped bring the sport into the Japanese consciousness. Though Hachimura was born in Toyama Prefecture two years after the series ended ...

Willson Contreras powers Cubs past White Sox

Baseball / MLB Jun 20, 2019

Willson Contreras powers Cubs past White Sox

Willson Contreras went 2-for-3 with two home runs and five RBIs, and the Chicago Cubs pulled away for a 7-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night. Contreras clubbed a grand slam and a solo homer to help the Cubs split a two-game ...