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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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Australia closes gender pay gap for male and female soccer players

Soccer Nov 6, 2019

Australia closes gender pay gap for male and female soccer players

Australia's soccer federation and players' union say they have agreed on a new collective bargaining agreement that closes the pay gap between the men's and women's national teams. The new four-year CBA announced Wednesday ensures the Socceroos and Matildas receive a 24 percent share of ...

Chelsea claws back draw after Ajax surrenders three-goal lead

Soccer Nov 6, 2019

Chelsea claws back draw after Ajax surrenders three-goal lead

Substitute Reece James completed an improbable comeback for Chelsea against Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday as the host came from three goals down to draw 4-4 after the Dutch team was reduced to nine men. In a roller-coaster match at Stamford Bridge, Frank ...