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SUMO / In Pictures
May 3, 2019
In pictures: A visit to Naruto Beya
In late April, Japan Times sports-desk staff dropped in on a training session — called keiko or asageiko in Japanese — at Naruto Beya, a sumo stable in Sumida Ward established in 2017 by former ozeki Kotooshu. Here are a few of the highlights.
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BASEBALL / In Pictures
Aug 19, 2018
Summer Koshien: From the inside
While living in Japan, I spent languid summers watching Koshien on television. I'd rise before the first game and pour cold mugicha (barley tea) as cicadas hummed outside my open windows.
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JAPAN / IN PICTURES
Jan 1, 2018
The annual rites of passage into the new year
On Sunday, people across Japan marked the passing of 2017 and the arrival of the new year at temples and shrines, both big and small.
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JAPAN / IN PICTURES
Mar 29, 2017
Vision failing, Tsukiji wholesaler carries on
Yutaka Kadono, 80, was supposed to retire from his business as an intermediate wholesaler at the Tsukiji fish market last October.
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JAPAN / IN PICTURES
Dec 20, 2016
'Tears of Arizona' still surface 75 years after attack on Pearl Harbor
A visitor from Oklahoma stood in front of the USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii, staring at the stone monument bearing the thousands of names of those killed in the Imperial Japanese Navy's attack on Pearl Harbor.
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WORLD / Politics / IN PICTURES
Nov 10, 2016
Election day and night: from ballot boxes to celebrations and shock waves
A long and often tumultuous campaign came to a climax that many media polls did not predict: a victory for Donald Trump, the controversial presidential candidate for the Republican party, who managed to pull ahead and maintain his lead over the Democrat candidate, Hillary Clinton.
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JAPAN / IN PICTURES
Sep 1, 2016
GSDF troops begin training for wider South Sudan protection mission
The Ground Self-Defense Force has supported U.N. peacekeeping operations in South Sudan since January 2012, six months after the nation gained independence.
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JAPAN / IN PICTURES
Jul 29, 2016
43,000 flock to Minamisoma for festival's horseback samurai climax
Horsemen in medieval samurai armor raced through tracks and paraded in front of cheering crowds as the annual Soma Nomaoi festival reached its climax recently in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture.
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JAPAN / IN PICTURES
Jul 13, 2016
Male divers part of Shima's free diving tradition
While the city of Shima in Mie Prefecture is famous for its tradition of female ama divers, men have similarly been hunting the depths without the assistance of breathing devices.

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The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan