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Japan Times
LIFE / Digital
Mar 17, 2022
Beating Japan at its own (video) game: A smash hit from China
Genshin Impact, one of the worldu2019s hottest mobile games, has all the characteristics of a Japanese invention: giant robots and characters with huge eyes and spiky, rainbow-colored hair.
Japan Times
Nov 22, 2019
Prolific winner Christophe Lemaire gears up for Japan Cup
Christophe Lemaire started his career as a horse racing jockey in 1999 in France, his home country.
Japan Times
Jul 30, 2019
Legendary thoroughbred Deep Impact euthanized
Japanese racehorse Deep Impact, the winner of seven domestic Grade One titles and one of the world's leading sires, was put down Tuesday at the age of 17, the stud farm operator said.
Jun 10, 2019
For $60,000, Harvard teaches rich kids how to do good — and cash in
On a crisp morning last October, a few dozen students with wildly diverse backgrounds and expertise filed into the red-brick building of Harvard University's Kennedy School. Three things united them: they were young, they wanted to do good and they were all staggeringly wealthy.
Mar 20, 2018
2019 Rugby World Cup organizers predict ¥437 billion in economic benefits to Japan
The local organizing committee for the 2019 Rugby World Cup said Tuesday the event will likely deliver an economic impact of ¥437.2 billion ($4.11 billion) to the country.
Japan Times
Aug 20, 2016
Inside Japan's racehorse breeding empire
Harry Sweeney has his hand up a horse's backside. The mare looks put out by this intrusion. Her eyes dart about nervously and she shifts her weight before accepting five thick human digits probing her insides. After feeling the uterus and the swelling of the ovaries, Sweeney's arm, slick with mucus and excrement, reemerges. He doesn't even need to look at the monitor. "She's pregnant," he confirms, smiling.
Dec 15, 2014
Reducing the global threat posed by nuclear weapons
The best calculations show that even a limited nuclear warhead exchange between India and Pakistan would wreak havoc on food distribution networks, killing up to 1 billion people worldwide.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 27, 2014
Court rejects Futenma base assessment appeal
The Fukuoka High Court on Tuesday turned down an appeal by local residents who wanted to overturn a lower court ruling that rejected their lawsuit demanding the central government conduct another environmental impact assessment of the Futenma base relocation in Okinawa Prefecture.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves