Must-visit museums in the castle town of Kanazawa

Travel Jan 25, 2019

Must-visit museums in the castle town of Kanazawa

by Louise George Kittaka

With its well-preserved samurai and geisha districts, various temples and traditional crafts, the castle town of Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture is often nicknamed "Little Kyoto." Although Kenrokuen Garden and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art get the most tourism buzz, the city has ...

Decorated Olympic swimmer Yamanaka dies at 78

Olympics Feb 14, 2017

Decorated Olympic swimmer Yamanaka dies at 78

Five-time Olympic medal-winning swimmer and former world-record holder Tsuyoshi Yamanaka died of pneumonia Friday at a Tokyo hospital, his family said. He was 78. Yamanaka won two silver medals in the men's 400- and 1,500-meter freestyle at the 1956 Melbourne Games as a high school ...