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Shigaraki potters' hand-made ceramic tubs brimming with interest

National Jun 19, 2016

Shigaraki potters' hand-made ceramic tubs brimming with interest

Owners of lodging facilities aiming to attract more visitors amid the tourist boom and preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been attracting people from Japan and overseas with a new cultural draw — ceramic bathtubs made with traditional Shigaraki pottery. The tubs, which have ...

Chelsea Clinton announces birth of son, her second child

World / Politics Jun 19, 2016

Chelsea Clinton announces birth of son, her second child

Chelsea Clinton, daughter of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton, announced on Saturday the birth of her second child with husband Marc Mezvinsky. Aidan Clinton Mezvinsky was born on Saturday to Clinton and her investment banker husband, according to ...

Editorials Jun 19, 2016

Settling wartime forced labor suits

Efforts by the private sector to rectify wartime forced labor would certainly contribute to reconciliation between the people of Japan and those in neighboring countries.

Yuya Uchida on music, media and Madonna

Music Jun 19, 2016

Yuya Uchida on music, media and Madonna

by Matthew Hernon

Strolling in late for our meeting, his shoulder-length white hair lightly flowing, trademark cane in hand and sunglasses on, Yuya Uchida may now be in his mid-70s, but he still carries himself with the air of a rock star. Uchida has been a colorful and ...

'King Kazu' rewrites record

Soccer / J. League Jun 19, 2016

'King Kazu' rewrites record

Kazuyoshi Miura rewrote history as he headed in his first goal of the season at the age of 49 on Sunday, improving his own record of the oldest scorer in the J. League during Yokohama FC's 2-1 defeat at home to FC Gifu in ...

Japan names Koroki as final overage player for Rio

Soccer Jun 19, 2016

Japan names Koroki as final overage player for Rio

Urawa Reds striker Shinzo Koroki was named the Japan Football Association's third and final overage player for this summer's Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Sunday. Koroki, pending successful discussions with the player and his club, will join defenders Tsukasa Shiotani (Sanfrecce Hiroshima) and Hiroki Fujiharu ...

Carp rally past Buffaloes

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jun 19, 2016

Carp rally past Buffaloes

Rookie Ko Shimozuru hit a game-tying, two-run, pinch-hit homer, and Seiya Suzuki drove in the winning run with a home run for the third straight day as the Hiroshima Carp beat the Orix Buffaloes 5-4 on Sunday in interleague. The win was the sixth straight ...

Toyota leads Le Mans into Sunday morning

More Sports / Auto Racing Jun 19, 2016

Toyota leads Le Mans into Sunday morning

Toyota led the Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar race into the morning on Sunday after a close battle with champion Porsche through the night at the Sarthe circuit in western France. After 17 hours, Swiss driver Sebastien Buemi was at the front of the field ...