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Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Oct 21, 2020
Pitt's 'Fight Club' jacket, 'Pretty Woman' boots up for sale in memorabilia auction
Film fans will have the chance to get their hands on the thigh-high patent leather boots worn by Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman" or Tom Cruise's "Top Gun" bomber jacket when nearly 1,000 items of movie memorabilia go on sale in an auction in December.
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 15, 2018
FCC launches first U.S. high-band 5G spectrum auction
The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday launched the agency's first high-band 5G spectrum auction as it works to clear space for next-generation faster networks.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 14, 2018
1922 Einstein letter fearing German anti-Semitism fetches $32,000 at Israeli auction
A 1922 letter in which Albert Einstein confided his fears of the rise of anti-Semitism in Germany, more than a decade before the Nazis took power, sold at an Israeli auction on Tuesday for $32,000.
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Nov 11, 2018
Michael Jackson's 'Bad' tour leather jacket sells for $298,000 at auction, three times asking price
Michael Jackson's iconic black "Bad" jacket, which he wore on his first solo tour, sold for $298,000 late Saturday, about three times its original asking price, at a New York auction which featured items from music legends Prince, Madonna, John Lennon and others, officials announced.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 14, 2018
Tsukiji fish market's tuna auction opens to media for final time before Toyosu move
Media were invited to a tuna auction at Tsukiji fish market on Friday, a day before the public gets its last chance to attend the famous Tokyo institution at its current site before it is relocated in October.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
May 5, 2018
Annual festival sees cows under the hammer for a cool ¥25 million
In Mie Prefecture, the city of Matsusaka celebrates its animal husbandry with a cattle auction each November.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 9, 2018
Sotheby's set to auction rare, flawless 102-carat white diamond in London
A flawless diamond, the size of a large strawberry, is expected to fetch a world record price when it goes on sale at Sotheby's in London this month.
BUSINESS
Dec 11, 2017
Singer Neil Young's model trains fetch nearly $300,000 at auction, 1953 Buick goes for $400,000
Singer-songwriter Neil Young's extensive collection of model trains have fetched nearly $300,000 at auction, along with classic cars and musical equipment owned by the 72-year-old folk-rock icon.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 11, 2017
Christie's expects portrait of Christ, last privately owned Da Vinci painting, to fetch $100 million
The last privately owned Leonardo da Vinci painting and one of fewer than 20 by the Renaissance artist known to still exist is hitting the auction block, Christie's announced on Tuesday.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / MORNING ENGLISH
May 29, 2017
Let's discuss Basquiat's painting auction
A Japanese billionaire bought a Basquiat masterpiece for $110.5 million.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
May 6, 2017
Corporate zombies need 'rich brains'
Japan has lost something. That's a stark but uncontroversial statement. Few whose memory goes back a generation or more will disagree. Controversy arises when the talk turns to what was lost; when, how and why it was lost; whether the nation is the better or worse for having lost it; and, if the former,...
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 17, 2017
Sierra Leone pastor finds 706-carat diamond, turns it over for good of the state
A Christian pastor has found one of the world's largest uncut diamonds — weighing 706 carats — in Sierra Leone's eastern Kono region.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Jul 12, 2016
Ali's gloves, Frazier's jockstrap from 1971 'Fight of the Century' up for sale
A jockstrap worn by boxer Joe Frazier when he defeated Muhammad Ali for the combined heavyweight title hit the auction block on Monday, along with the gloves Ali wore in that 1971 bout dubbed the "Fight of the Century."
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 29, 2016
Bach score owned by Tokyo music college may fetch $3 million at auction
A music score handwritten by Johann Sebastian Bach and owned by a Japanese music college will be put up for sale next month at Christie's auction house in London. It is expected to fetch as much as $3 million.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 18, 2016
'Back to the Future' car's auction bid soars out of this world
Forget about “Back to the Future.” Universal Studios Japan wants to get back to reality after a bidding war saw the price of a life-size replica of the time-traveling DeLorean from the popular movie hit ¥9,999,999,999 (about $91.5 million) on the Yahoo Auctions website on Monday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 20, 2016
Daniel Craig's favorite Bond car is a Toyota
Daniel Craig's favorite Bond car isn't an Aston Martin. It's a Toyota.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 22, 2016
JICA-trained Vietnamese fishermen sell first tuna in Japan
The sale of tuna caught in Vietnamese waters at a wholesale market in Osaka on Friday marked a major step forward for fishermen who have struggled to keep their catches fresh enough for Japanese tastes.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 2, 2015
Chiba man, 24, arrested for selling bogus autographed pop idol clothing online
Chiba police have arrested a 24-year-old man from Inzai, Chiba Prefecture, on suspicion of selling clothing with fake autographs from members of a pop group on an online auction site.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 1, 2015
Online auction looks to fetch $70,000 for last Titanic luncheon menu
More than a century after first-class passengers aboard the ill-fated Titanic ate grilled mutton chops and custard pudding in an elaborate dining room, the ship's last luncheon menu is expected to fetch up to $70,000 in an online auction, a curator said on Monday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 7, 2015
Shot down over France in '40, now flyable, Spitfire to be auctioned for charity
A restored World War II Spitfire that was shot down over northern France in 1940 is expected to raise about $3 million for charity when it goes up for auction in London next week.

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