Rui Hachimura aims to inspire others

Basketball / NBA Jun 20, 2019

Rui Hachimura aims to inspire others

Rui Hachimura used to adore a manga and anime series called "Slam Dunk," which followed a high school basketball team's trials and tribulations and helped bring the sport into the Japanese consciousness. Though Hachimura was born in Toyama Prefecture two years after the series ended ...

The temporal shift of Ainokura village

Travel Apr 25, 2015

The temporal shift of Ainokura village

by Stephen Mansfield

The tour conductor waved her flag furiously as she directed the bus driver into the last remaining slot in the parking lot that serves the village of Shirakawa-go. The jam of large vehicles and private cars was replicated in the droves of visitors streaming through ...