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Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 11, 2015
Seven face charges over Kyoto 'up-skirt' shots taken at Kiyomizu Temple
The Kyoto Prefectural Police are taking action against at least seven men who allegedly photographed up the skirts of children, teenagers and women visiting Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto this fall.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 3, 2015
Great Buddha of Nara has only half its reported number of hair curls
The Great Buddha of Nara, a 15-meter-high statue listed among Japan's national treasures, has only 492 spiraling curls of hair on its bronze head, not the 966 locks described in ancient documents, new research indicates.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Nov 30, 2015
New 'Star Wars' characters rendered in style of Japanese Rimpa art school
A painting on traditional screens featuring "Star Wars" characters was unveiled Monday at Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto to mark the 400th anniversary of the birth of the Rimpa school of Japanese art, as well as to celebrate the Dec. 18 release of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Nov 21, 2015
The Hiroshima art triangle: a space to get lost in thought
'It's Tokyo minus the stress." That's how one Japanese colleague described Hiroshima to us shortly after my wife, Angeles, and I arrived here, near the end of the last millennium. So, what's its secret? Well, there's its size for a start. And having six rivers flowing through it certainly helps. But,...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 5, 2015
UNESCO panel meets to examine Memory of the World nominations
A UNESCO panel has opened a meeting in the United Arab Emirates to examine about 90 nominations for the Memory of the World program for documentary heritage, including two controversial entries by China.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Jul 18, 2015
Tokyo exhibition examines the blurred lines between the real world and the spirit world
Ghostly spirits and summer go hand in hand in Japan, and there are few things more frightening than the annual August exhibition of hanging scrolls at Zenshoan Temple in Tokyo's Yanaka district.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 21, 2015
Teen arrested over alleged plan to fly drone over shrine festival in Tokyo
A 15-year-old boy known to police for flying drones in crowded places has been arrested after hinting online that he might fly one of the devices at a Tokyo festival.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
May 7, 2015
Acting brings magic to otherwise flat script
"Horns" is a stewing, blood-infused cauldron of atmospheric horror — and you can expect no less from director Alexandre Aja whose track record so far is frightening ("Piranha 3D," "High Tension"). With "Horns," however, Aja has ventured into adaptation territory (up till now, he had mostly worked on...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 17, 2015
Tohoku kids to help stitch giant baseball glove for Great Buddha in Nara
A giant baseball glove is being stitched together for the Great Buddha of Nara as part of efforts to boost the spirits of children in Tohoku, which was hit hard by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Jan 17, 2015
Tottori's golden sandbox and fog-shrouded mountains
The region north of the Chugoku mountains in western Honshu is known as San'in — "the shadow of the mountain." In Tottori Prefecture, these craggy mountains give way to stretches of fertile farmland that butt up against the icy Sea of Japan. The erratic weather and severe terrain here conspire...
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / ONE-ON-ONE WITH ...
Dec 1, 2014
Iwate's Randall stays focused on winning
The Japan Times features periodic interviews with players in the bj-league. Scootie Randall of the Eastern Conference-leading Iwate Big Bulls is the subject of this week's profile.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Nov 28, 2014
Yokohama big man Marshall sidelined with knee injury
With 10 losses in their past 11 games, the Yokohama B-Corsairs have been searching for any glimmer of hope, any good news.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Nov 15, 2014
Tomonoura: lost in a storied landscape
The priest from Fukuzenji Temple is sitting cross-legged on a cushion in front of us like a Zen-sage. He has his back to a window of the Taichoro Guesthouse as he explains the significance of the astounding view before us. We are looking out at the nearby islands of Sensuijima and Bentenjima floating...
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Nov 8, 2014
Yamadera: 1,000-step staircase to paradise
We're only a few minutes into our climb up one of Yamagata Prefecture's holy mountains, Mount Hojusan, and already our pace has slowed considerably. Our destination is Risshakuji Temple, more colloquially known as Yamadera (literally: "mountain temple"), a far-north outpost of Tendai Buddhism since 860....
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel / BACKSTREET STORIES
Oct 25, 2014
Dead reckoning in the haunts of Honancho
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Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Sep 24, 2014
Himself He Cooks
'If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change" is one of Mahatma Ghandi's most famous maxims and in Punjab, India, there's a temple that's a living example of those words. A documentary about that temple, titled "Himself He Cooks," is both empowering and humbling, a paradisal...
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Aug 16, 2014
Chasing the ghost of Musashi in Kyushu
In the spring of 1645 a man lay dying in Kumamoto, on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu. He sensed that his time was near, asked for someone to help him into a seated position and tucked his short sword into his belt. This way he could greet death with dignity. The dying man was the celebrated swordsman...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Aug 7, 2014
Daigoji Temple celebrates its collection
World Heritage Site, Daigoji Temple, was founded on the summit of Mount Kasatori in southeastern Kyoto when the monk Rigen Daishi Shobo (832-909) is said to have discovered a spring from which flowed the "ultimate taste, representing the highest state of Buddhist wisdom." From 876, he had produced statues...
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel / BACKSTREET STORIES
Jul 26, 2014
Much about nothing in Akabane Iwabuchi
The nexus between Tokyo's rainy season and the heat of summer brings beastly humidity. I choose to explore Akabane Iwabuchi, an area in Tokyo's Kita Ward, for the possibility of cool breezes coming off the nearby Arakawa River. But that idea is toast the second I exit the subway; sunlight pulses off...
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Jul 12, 2014
Kunisaki: into a world of moss and stone
The sense of antiquity on the Kunisaki Peninsula is immediate. There are those that believe the region — whose name is said to mean "land's end" — was created by demons in the service of powerful gods. You have to take these accounts with a pinch of salt, of course, as each explanation confidently...

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