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57 articles published


Ten detainees go on hunger strike at Osaka immigration center

National Nov 6, 2019

Ten detainees go on hunger strike at Osaka immigration center

About ten foreign nationals detained at an immigration facility in Osaka have started a hunger strike to protest their protracted detention, their supporters said Wednesday. Almost all of the detainees taking part in the protest, which began Tuesday morning at the Osaka Regional Immigration Bureau, ...

FCC wants to know if Huawei gear is near U.S. military bases

Business / Tech Nov 6, 2019

FCC wants to know if Huawei gear is near U.S. military bases

U.S. officials plan to assess where equipment from Huawei Technologies Co. has been installed, and would be concerned if it's found near domestic military bases, the head of the Federal Communications Commission has said. The FCC also will consider how to finance removing equipment made ...

Malay Muslim militants kill 15 in southern Thailand, army says

Asia Pacific Nov 6, 2019

Malay Muslim militants kill 15 in southern Thailand, army says

At least fifteen people were killed in attacks by suspected Muslim militants in Thailand's violence-racked south, an army spokesman said on Wednesday, the latest incident in the 15-year bloody insurgency. Thailand's three southernmost provinces have been in the grip of a conflict that has killed ...

China to resume imports of Canadian beef and pork, says Trudeau

Business Nov 6, 2019

China to resume imports of Canadian beef and pork, says Trudeau

China will resume imports of Canadian beef and pork, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday, some four months after Beijing blocked shipments amid an escalating diplomatic feud between the two countries. "Good news for Canadian farmers today: Canadian pork and beef exports to China ...

'Scale Puzzle'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Nov 6, 2019

'Scale Puzzle'

by Yukari Tanaka

Nov. 7-Dec.1 Born in Kyoto, Masumi Nakaoka is a Japanese contemporary painter whose art has been inspired by the relationship between humans and nature, often depicting uncommon urban motifs. Her works, depicted with soft yet vivid brushstrokes, have won her multiple awards, including the 2004 ...

The power of cultural and economic capital

Art Nov 6, 2019

The power of cultural and economic capital

by John L. Tran

Compared to exhibitions in which art objects are meant to seduce us into epiphanic transcendence, the works in "Surface and Custom," a group show at Shiseido Gallery organized by Berlin-based artists Jay Chung and Q Takeki Maeda, are more akin to frank expositions about ...

'Umeda Tetsuya: On the Origin of Voices'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Nov 6, 2019

'Umeda Tetsuya: On the Origin of Voices'

by Yukari Tanaka

Nov. 2-Jan. 13, 2020 Tetsuya Umeda is an internationally acclaimed Japanese contemporary artist, largely known for his live interactive installation and performance works that incorporate daily objects, waste and human-generated "phenomena" such as sound and movement. He also produces site-specific works in rural and urban spaces, ...

Samurai Blue names squad for World Cup qualifier

Soccer Nov 6, 2019

Samurai Blue names squad for World Cup qualifier

Japan manager Hajime Moriyasu named an experienced 23-man squad Wednesday for a "very tough battle" against Kyrgyzstan in the second round of Asian qualifying for the 2022 World Cup. The Samurai Blue sit atop qualifying Group F with three wins from as many matches but ...

JFA unveils 'Clear Sky Japan' uniform for 2020 Olympics

Soccer Nov 6, 2019

JFA unveils 'Clear Sky Japan' uniform for 2020 Olympics

The Japan Football Association unveiled a new national team uniform on Wednesday, breaking from tradition with a patterned shirt incorporating five shades of blue representing different hues of the sky. The "Clear Sky Japan" kit was developed by Adidas Japan K.K. for representative sides including ...

Japan's World Cup will be remembered as wild success

Rugby Nov 6, 2019

Japan's World Cup will be remembered as wild success

by Rich Freeman

Former Wallabies captain Stirling Mortlock said in 2007, "The Rugby World Cup isn't just a celebration of rugby, it's a celebration of the host nation." RWC 2019 proved to be just that, with South Africa a worthy winner on the field, Japan celebrating the performance ...