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JAPAN / View from Osaka
Dec 14, 2013
State secrets bill shows Abe's tin ear for local politics
Former U.S. Speaker of the House Thomas "Tip" O'Neill, one of America's most influential politicians of the late 20th century, had some sage advice for those who thought about national or international politics. "All politics," O'Neill warned, "is local."
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 26, 2013
Parents to sue in bullied son's death
The parents of a 17-year-old high school student who committed suicide last year said Monday they will file a damages suit against his classmates and teachers, arguing their son's death was caused by school bullying.
Japan Times
Nov 24, 2013
Firm's tech takes out chemical arms
A Japanese firm claims it has technology that can help Syria dispose of its chemical weapons in line with a Sept. 27 United Nations Security Council resolution ordering the nation to do so.
Japan Times
Nov 20, 2013
Kobe art museum gets into the spirit of Christmas
Christmas decorations representing 2013 were shown to the public Wednesday at a house museum in the historical Kitano district at the foot of Mount Rokko in Kobe.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 13, 2013
Eight newcomers run for mayor in Kobe, Kawasaki
Official campaigning for the Kobe and Kawasaki mayoral elections kicked off Sunday, with neither city's incumbents seeking re-election.
Japan Times
Events / Events Outside Tokyo
Aug 29, 2013
Winery features events for kids
Even if you don't have 80 days to circumnavigate the globe, two days will be enough for a trip to Europe, kind of.
Jul 24, 2013
First female head of regional tax bureau takes appointment in stride
Harumi Kobe, the first female chief of a regional tax bureau under the Finance Ministry, says gender is of no importance in her work.
Japan Times
Jul 3, 2013
Gamba, Vissel on course for quick return to top division
The J. League first division returns from its six-week international break this Saturday, but beneath the top flight the race for promotion is in full swing with the second division reaching its halfway point last Saturday.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / A TASTE OF HOME
Jun 21, 2013
In search of a steamed morsel or two of Hong Kong fare
Bamboo baskets of steaming dumplings, fluffy buns stuffed with sweet-and-savory barbecued pork, crisp spring rolls and endless pots of jasmine tea ... Dim sum (or yum cha), that Hong Kong tradition, is a staple of Chinatowns the world over. Except, it seems, in Japan. However, if (like many people I...
Apr 17, 2013
Kobe's greatness won't let him quit
Well, at least we know Kobe Bryant isn't retiring.
Events / Events Outside Tokyo
Jan 24, 2013
Mountain retreat hosts a bevy of outdoor ice sculptures through January
Visitors have the chance to see dozens of ice sculptures created by artists from across Japan at the ninth "Rokkosan Kori no Saiten" ("Mount Rokko Ice Festival") being held at Rokko Garden Terrace.
Jan 19, 2013
Signs of Kansai
At the end of lunch with an old friend, I point out yet another hole in my Swiss cheese knowledge of Japan.
Feb 15, 2012
Nets squandered chance to draft Kobe
Kobe Bryant's annual Garden variety visit last Friday triggered me to re-examine the draft of 1996. Many people have gone straight from high school to Hollywood and become overnight sensations . . . after countless years of dejection and rejection. Kobe actually morphed into a Lakers' legend almost on...
Reader Mail
Aug 21, 2011
The real power when Edo opened
In his July 31 Timeout article, "Most unlikely bedfellows" — on the beginning of U.S.-Japan relations — writer Michael Hoffman made a number of assertions that might have either confused or misled readers.
Japan Times
Apr 10, 2011
Awaji Island quake museum offers shocks and survivors
At age 79, Yoshiko Negita's mind is alert and her memory is laser-sharp. There is, too, a sense of urgency in her voice as this resident of Awaji Island in the Seto Inland Sea speaks to visitors at its Hokudan Earthquake Memorial Park. There, preserved at an experiential museum, is an exposed section...
Jan 21, 2011
Rera Kamuy coach Bryant fired
Head coach Joe Bryant of the cash-strapped Rera Kamuy Hokkaido has been fired, a Japan Basketball League official said on Thursday.
Jan 12, 2011
Kobe Bryant speaks out about his condition, Lakers
NEW YORK — Kobe Bryant "does phone interviews about as often as Osama bin Laden strolls through Central Park," John Black, Lakers VP of public relations, responded by e-mail to my request for an interview. "But I will ask him if he wants to call you."
May 12, 2010
Bryant named Rera Kamuy coach
It's official: Joe Bryant will be Rera Kamuy Hokkaido's new head coach, the Japan Basketball League team announced on Tuesday.
Japan Times
Apr 21, 2010
Rera Kamuy close to deal with Kobe Bryant
Joe Bryant is poised for a return to Japan.
Dec 23, 2009
Kobe's winner continues L.A. hex on Bucks
NEW YORK — The date was Jan. 9, 1972.


People wait for the main act to begin at Summer Sonic, which holds simultaneous music festivals for those in Tokyo and Osaka.
Can Japan's summer music festivals adapt to a post-pandemic reality?