Japan Pavilion wins best exhibition prize at world expo

Oct 31, 2015

Japan Pavilion wins best exhibition prize at world expo

The Japan Pavilion received the gold prize for best exhibition Friday at Expo Milan 2015, on the eve of the six-month event's final day. Under the theme of "Harmonious Diversity," the exhibition showcased Japan's traditional culinary culture, including foods cooked with fermentation methods, as well ...

Japanese ballet dancers win third, fifth places in Lausanne competition

Feb 9, 2015

Japanese ballet dancers win third, fifth places in Lausanne competition

Lausanne Switzerland An 18-year-old Japanese male won the No. 3 spot and a 17-year-old Japanese female placed fifth in an international competition in Lausanne, Switzerland, for young dancers aiming to perform professionally. Mitsuru Ito, of Saitama Prefecture, and Rina Kanehara, of Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, were among ...

Oct 10, 2014

Excerpts from Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano's books

Publishers' descriptions and excerpts from some of Patrick Modiano's books: "Missing Person" ("Rue des Boutiques Obscures"). "In this strange, elegant novel, Patrick Modiano portrays a man in pursuit of the identity he lost in the murky days of the Paris Occupation, the black hole of ...

Pope Francis favored to win Nobel Peace Prize for poverty focus

Oct 3, 2014

Pope Francis favored to win Nobel Peace Prize for poverty focus

Pope Francis, who has made the fight against poverty a focus of his tenure, and Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege are among the top contenders for this year's Nobel Peace Prize. Other favorites include Edward Snowden, the former American intelligence contractor who revealed secret surveillance programs, ...