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'Soetsu Yanagi and Old Tamba'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Sep 3, 2019

'Soetsu Yanagi and Old Tamba'

by Yukari Tanaka

Sept. 10-Nov. 24 With a history of more than 800 years of making pottery, Tamba in Hyogo Prefecture is recognized as one of the Six Ancient Kilns of Japan. One of the first to promote and extol the simplistic beauty of Tamba-ware was the art ...

'Kawabata Yasunari & Collection'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Sep 3, 2019

'Kawabata Yasunari & Collection'

by Yukari Tanaka

Sept. 14-Nov. 4 Yasunari Kawabata (1899-1972) is best-known as the first Japanese novelist to win the Nobel Prize in Literature (1968). He was also a philosopher and avid art collector who amassed an impressive range of important works. Kawabata's acquisitions ranged from Japanese masterpieces by Urakami ...

Colts sign QB Jacoby Brissett to extension

More Sports / Football Sep 3, 2019

Colts sign QB Jacoby Brissett to extension

The Indianapolis Colts sorted out their quarterback situation Monday. Jacoby Brissett will be the starter for the foreseeable future and Brian Hoyer will become Brissett's backup. A little more than a week after Andrew Luck's abrupt retirement upended Indy's long-term plans, a person with knowledge of ...

Iranian judoka in limbo over dispute

More Sports / Judo Sep 3, 2019

Iranian judoka in limbo over dispute

A judo world champion from Iran is afraid to return home after disobeying orders from the government to withdraw from the world championships in Tokyo to avoid a potential bout against an Israeli opponent. The International Judo Federation said late Sunday that Saeid Mollaei was ...

Springboks roll out big guns for Japan

Rugby Sep 3, 2019

Springboks roll out big guns for Japan

Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus on Tuesday named a full-strength side to play Japan, as the two-time champions bid to put down a World Cup marker and avenge the biggest upset in the game's history. Captain Siya Kolisi comes back onto the side after fully recovering ...

Palmeiras fires veteran coach Luis Felipe Scolari

Soccer Sep 3, 2019

Palmeiras fires veteran coach Luis Felipe Scolari

The coach who led Brazil to the 2002 World Cup title has been fired by Brazilian club Palmeiras. The Sao Paulo team issued a statement Monday announcing the dismissal of Luis Felipe Scolari, whose squad was eliminated last week from the Copa Libertadores tournament. No ...

Turning Japanese: Sumo champ Hakuho gets citizenship

Sumo Sep 3, 2019

Turning Japanese: Sumo champ Hakuho gets citizenship

Yokozuna Hakuho, a record 42-time sumo grand champion, has acquired Japanese citizenship after relinquishing his Mongolian nationality, an official government publication showed Tuesday. Although Japanese nationality is not required to compete in sumo, citizenship is necessary if a wrestler wishes to progress to become a ...

Osaka knocked out of U.S. Open in fourth round

Tennis Sep 3, 2019

Osaka knocked out of U.S. Open in fourth round

Defending champion Naomi Osaka's hopes for a third Grand Slam singles title were dashed Monday after she was knocked out of the U.S. Open by Belinda Bencic of Switzerland. Top seed and world No. 1 Osaka suffered a 7-5, 6-4 loss at the hands of ...