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'Dance With Me': Short on laughs, but big on energy

Film / Reviews Aug 21, 2019

'Dance With Me': Short on laughs, but big on energy

by Mark Schilling

The Japanese film industry has made many musical films, but almost no Hollywood-style musicals. One reason why is Eizo Sugawa's "You Can Succeed, Too" (1964), a singing, dancing salaryman musical inspired by the Broadway hit "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." Billed ...

Buffaloes blow out league-leading Hawks

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Aug 21, 2019

Buffaloes blow out league-leading Hawks

Ryoichi Adachi went 3-for-4 with four RBIs on Wednesday as the Orix Buffaloes came from behind to beat Pacific League-leading Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 14-4. In front of a sellout crowd at Yafuoku Dome, Adachi tied the game at 4-4 with a two-run, sixth-inning double against ...

Sumo shows offer new life for retired rikishi

Sumo | INSIDE SUMO Aug 21, 2019

Sumo shows offer new life for retired rikishi

by John Gunning

Sumo is an all-enveloping lifestyle. Unlike in other professional sports, there are no days when wrestlers are just regular people. The topknot is a constant reminder of the total commitment needed in Japan's national sport. Once you join sumo you are a rikishi 24/7 until your retirement ...

Inoue sets ambitious goal for Japan's judoka

More Sports / Judo Aug 21, 2019

Inoue sets ambitious goal for Japan's judoka

Japan's national men's judo team coach Kosei Inoue said he will be using the world championships starting Sunday at Tokyo's famed Nippon Budokan as a springboard to success at the 2020 Summer Games. "It's really important to gain momentum for the Olympics, so I want ...