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Tantalizing parfaits to satiate the sweet tooth

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Jul 25, 2019

Tantalizing parfaits to satiate the sweet tooth

The Westin Tokyo is celebrating its 25th anniversary in October this year and in anticipation of this momentous occasion the hotel is presenting an indulgently themed parfait event, Evening Surprise — Twilight Parfait, until Aug. 31. Available in the evenings from 5 to 9:30 p.m., ...

Bringing opera to Tokyo 2020

Stage | CULTURE NOTES Jul 25, 2019

Bringing opera to Tokyo 2020

by Chiho Iuchi

Among the many absurdist opera stories in existence, nothing is more preposterous than the happy ending generally used for Giacomo Puccini's final opera "Turandot," in which Princess Turandot suddenly accepts Prince Calaf's wooing right after the suicide of Liu, a slave, as if her ...

Fuji Rock to livestream festival acts

Music Jul 25, 2019

Fuji Rock to livestream festival acts

by Jordan Allen

Fuji Rock will livestream a selection of the bands and singers performing at this year's festival, event organizers have announced. Headliners The Cure and SIA will be among the acts to have their sets streamed on the festival's official YouTube channel. Over the three days of ...

'Blade Runner' actor Rutger Hauer dies aged 75

Entertainment News Jul 25, 2019

'Blade Runner' actor Rutger Hauer dies aged 75

Hollywood actor Rutger Hauer, best known for his role in "Blade Runner," has died after a brief illness, his official website said on Wednesday. Hauer's nonprofit HIV/AIDS charity, the Rutger Hauer Starfish Association, said on its website that it was announcing "with infinite sadness that ...

BayStars' Shota Imanaga silences Tigers

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jul 25, 2019

BayStars' Shota Imanaga silences Tigers

Shota Imanaga threw a four-hitter on Thursday, leading the Yokohama BayStars to a 6-0 victory over the Hanshin Tigers. Imanaga (9-5) issued one walk, while striking out four in a 124-pitch effort for the BayStars at Koshien Stadium. He also singled and scored a run ...

Naomi Osaka tosses ceremonial first pitch at Dodger Stadium

Baseball / MLB Jul 25, 2019

Naomi Osaka tosses ceremonial first pitch at Dodger Stadium

Two-time Grand Slam tennis champion Naomi Osaka threw the ceremonial first pitch prior to Wednesday's Los Angeles Dodgers-Los Angeles Angels game. While she said she was nervous and lacked practice ahead of the pitch, the world No. 2 women's singles player, threw the ball to ...

Chargers open camp without running back Melvin Gordon

More Sports / Football Jul 25, 2019

Chargers open camp without running back Melvin Gordon

Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon didn't report to training camp on Wednesday and is officially a holdout as he looks to land a new contract. The Chargers responded by placing Gordon on the Reserve/Did Not Report list. The team's first official practice is ...