Japanese pianists win top and second prizes in Paris contest

National Nov 17, 2019

Japanese pianists win top and second prizes in Paris contest

Japanese artists won the first and second prizes in the piano category of the Long-Thibaud-Crespin international classical music competition in Paris on Saturday. "Winning the competition was beyond expectations," said Kenji Miura, 26, who captured the First Grand Prix. "I'm glad that my hard work has ...

Winner of spelling bee in Japan moves to next round of U.S. contest

National May 29, 2019

Winner of spelling bee in Japan moves to next round of U.S. contest

Less than three months after winning the 2019 Japan Times Bee, Ariya Narayanasamy spelled himself into the next round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Tuesday. The 12-year-old from Tokyo correctly spelled "bandicoot" and will compete in round three on Wednesday. Hosted in National Harbor ...

Over 2,000 Olympic mascot design submissions received by deadline

National Aug 15, 2017

Over 2,000 Olympic mascot design submissions received by deadline

A total of 2,042 mascot design submissions for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games were received from the public, the games organizers announced Tuesday. According to the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, there were 1,774 individual submissions and 268 group submissions, with approximately 40 percent of the ...