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Rugby
Oct 13, 2019
AS IT HAPPENED: 2019 Rugby World Cup — Japan vs Scotland
Our live coverage of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, in which Japan faced Scotland at International Stadium Yokohama, in their final Pool A game.
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CULTURE / Music
Jul 27, 2019
Live at the Fuji Rock Festival
The Japan Times is up the rainy, windy mountains of Niigata to cover the weekendu2019s fun-for-all Fuji Rock Festival, where the headliners this year are The Chemical Brothers, SIA and The Cure. But thatu2019s just a tip of the iceberg.
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Figure Skating
Mar 22, 2019
LIVEBLOG: 2019 ISU World Championships — Women's Free Skate
We're following the action of the Women's Free Skate at the 2019 ISU World Championships, being held at the Saitama Super Arena.
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Figure Skating
Mar 21, 2019
LIVEBLOG: 2019 ISU World Championships — Men’s Short Program
We're following the action of the Men's Short Program at the 2019 ISU World Championships, being held at the Saitama Super Arena.
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MULTIMEDIA
Oct 29, 2018
The stuff of nightmares on parade at Kawasaki Halloween 2018
As with any good Halloween event, the massive one in Kawasaki on Sunday conjured up the stuff of nightmares and fantasies, but also celebrated creativity and ingenuity.
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MULTIMEDIA
Aug 15, 2018
Sharing a cup of Japanese tea with the world
Shizuoka Prefecture, which is Japan’s biggest tea producing region and accounts for around 40 percent of all the nation’s tea production, is seeing its tea market slowly die due to severe aging issues among tea farmers and a plunge in tea leave prices caused by wholesalers looking for cheap leaves to satisfy the demand of increasingly popular plastic-bottled tea.
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COMMUNITY / Voices
May 3, 2017
Memories of JET
Have you been a part of the JET Programme in the past, or are you currently part of it. We'd like to publish a selection of your JET experiences. (We will honor requests for anonymity, but we need your name and email address for verification purposes.)
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CULTURE
Nov 21, 2016
Scenes from the Tohoku Rokkon Festival Parade in Tokyo Shintora Matsuri
Sunday's Tohoku Rokkon Festival Parade was the climax of the Tokyo Shintora Matsuri, which was held this weekend in Toranomon. Close to 300 performers, a handful of cute mascots and one giant float offered up a lively sampler of Tohoku's biggest festivals.
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WORLD / Politics
Nov 9, 2016
Live broadcast of U.S. presidential election results
Today's the day when citizens of the United States have gone to polls to decide who will be the next president as the world watches in anticipation.
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WORLD / Politics
Oct 20, 2016
VIDEO: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off in the third 2016 U.S. presidential debate
White House hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump embark on their third and final debate of the 2016 US presidential campaign Wednesday.
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JAPAN
Apr 17, 2016
In pictures: After the Kumamoto quakes
What was thought to be the strongest quake in Kyushu, registering the maximum intensity on the Japanese shindo seismic scale, turned out to be a preshock of the earthquake that rocked Kumamoto on Saturday morning. The magnitude-7.3 quake and continuous series of aftershocks triggered a number of landslides as well as the collapse and cracking of major roadways in the mountainous region of Minamiaso.
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JAPAN
Nov 1, 2015
Halloween hits fever pitch in Japan: Scenes from social media
A week of Halloween parades, parties and events reached fever pitch Friday and Saturday as thousands of costumed revelers stepped out of changing rooms as heroes, villains, zombies and cats. Here's a curated selection of social media related to Japan's newly found fondness for trick-or-treating.
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MULTIMEDIA
Oct 31, 2015
Halloween takes over the streets of Shibuya
The large intersection in front of Shibuya Station saw a massive convergence of people decked out for Halloween Saturday evening, some on their way to events in the area. Here's a selection of the night's scary monsters and super freaks.
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MULTIMEDIA
Oct 28, 2015
Opening day of the 44th Tokyo Motor Show
The Tokyo Motor Show opened its car doors to the press on Wednesday with automakers showcasing the latest in vehicular technology, from every stripe of eco-friendliness to early prototypes of self-driving cars.
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MULTIMEDIA
Oct 23, 2015
Rolling out the red carpet for the 2015 Tokyo International Film Festival
Overseas and domestic stars did the red carpet stroll near Roppongi Hills on Thursday ahead of the opening ceremony of the 28th Tokyo International Film Festival, which runs until Oct. 31.
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CULTURE / Entertainment news
Oct 22, 2015
'Back to the Future' Day in Japan
People around the world celebrated Oct. 21, 2015, as the day is when Marty McFly is supposed to arrive in the future, and thanks to its location on the international dateline, Japan was early to the global party. Here are few highlights from social media.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / NEW IN TOWN
Oct 1, 2015
Rituel par Christophe Vasseur
The lowdown: Artisan baker Chrisophe Vasseur’s first French pastry cafe in Japan.
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MULTIMEDIA
Aug 21, 2015
Traveling in style
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JAPAN
Aug 20, 2014
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in Japan
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MULTIMEDIA
Jul 18, 2014
Midtown meets Godzilla

Longform

Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves