Osaka, Nishikori carried flag for Japanese tennis in '18

More Sports / Tennis Dec 16, 2018

Osaka, Nishikori carried flag for Japanese tennis in '18

With Naomi Osaka enjoying a breakthrough campaign in 2018 and Kei Nishikori making a strong comeback from a career-threatening injury, the past season proved fruitful for emerging tennis powerhouse Japan. Osaka started 2018 at No. 68 in the WTA rankings but experienced a dramatic rise ...

Anime in 2018 saw serious cash but no surprise hits

TV Dec 13, 2018

Anime in 2018 saw serious cash but no surprise hits

by Matt Schley

What do a 24-year-old child detective, a group of seriously laid-back campers and anthropomorphic blood cells have in common? 2018, that's what. "Anime is a medium, not a genre" is a common refrain, and in a field as diverse as Japan's animation industry, it can ...

In 2018, art came via many anniversaries in Japan

Art Dec 12, 2018

In 2018, art came via many anniversaries in Japan

by John L. Tran

This year saw a lot of anniversaries in Japan. It was 1868 when Crown Prince Mutsuhito became the Emperor Meiji, the official policy of national isolation ended and the country was set on a course to become a modern industrialized nation-state. This birthday seems ...