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For Mai Yoshikawa's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Actress Kirin Kiki wants an ending with no twists

Jun 28, 2018

Actress Kirin Kiki wants an ending with no twists

When life gave her lemons, film star Kirin Kiki didn't make lemonade, but wild grass enzyme juice. It's the only thing that has satisfied her taste buds since her advanced-stage cancer caused her to lose her appetite, and even her desire for alcohol has vanished ...

Sumo pulls out all the stops at promotional event

Oct 4, 2017

Sumo pulls out all the stops at promotional event

Rikishi in Japan are coming up big — literally and figuratively — doing little things to promote the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and, though not part of the Olympic program, the ancient national sport of sumo. On Wednesday, 70 wrestlers of sumo's top two divisions, ...

Date says coaching not part future plans

/ Sep 20, 2017

Date says coaching not part future plans

Former world No. 4 Kimiko Date said Wednesday she has yet to give life after sport a serious thought, as she is still going back and forth between strange emptiness and ecstatic relief now that she has retired from competitive tennis. "There's a sentiment of ...