Sumo 101: Presentation of new recruits

Sumo Sep 16, 2019

Sumo 101: Presentation of new recruits

by John Gunning

Sumo is a world filled with ritual and costume. From daily training to tournament bouts to going out in public, there are rules governing what you should wear and how you should act. While formalized actions and detailed rules are part of Japanese life in general, ...

Physics trio collect Nobel prize at gala

National / Science & Health Dec 11, 2014

Physics trio collect Nobel prize at gala

The three Japan-born physicists who won this year's Nobel Prize in physics for inventing energy-efficient blue light-emitting diodes received their prize at a ceremony in Stockholm on Wednesday. The three are Shuji Nakamura, a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who was born ...

National / Politics Feb 22, 2014

VIP attends Takeshima ceremony

A senior government official attended a ceremony Saturday commemorating the "incorporation" of two tiny islets at the center of a territorial dispute with South Korea. Yoshitami Kameoka, parliamentary secretary with the Cabinet Office, represented the government at the Takeshima Day ceremony, which is named after ...