10-year-old Japanese go professional debuts on international stage

National May 21, 2019

10-year-old Japanese go professional debuts on international stage

Japan's youngest professional go player, 10-year-old Sumire Nakamura, debuted in an international match in Beijing on Tuesday in a game that was closely watched in China. Nakamura, who officially entered the lowest professional rank of shodan in April, competed against 27-year-old Wang Chenxing, a Chinese ...

Bathhouse offers 'Naked School' classes to lure younger bathers

National Jun 2, 2017

Bathhouse offers 'Naked School' classes to lure younger bathers

A Tokyo bathhouse is offering classes on topics ranging from comedy to gaming in hopes of luring younger patrons and reviving the dying tradition of communal baths. During one recent session of the "Naked School" at the Hinodeyu bathhouse, nine men sat around the bath, ...