Takanori Nagase claims fourth Osaka Grand Slam title

More Sports / Judo Nov 23, 2019

Takanori Nagase claims fourth Osaka Grand Slam title

Takanori Nagase captured his fourth championship at the Osaka Grand Slam on Saturday, winning the men's 81-kg division. Nagase, who was the bronze medalist at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, defeated countryman and 2018 world silver medalist Sotaro Fujiwara in the final to win ...

Gain the courage to scream with Yoko Ono

Art Dec 29, 2015

Gain the courage to scream with Yoko Ono

by John L. Tran

The conceit of "From My Window" — an exhibition that covers Yoko Ono as a conceptual artist from the 1950s onwards — is to focus on her connection with Tokyo. Since it's at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Contemporary Art, maybe that's to be ...

'Yoko Ono: From My Window'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Nov 3, 2015

'Yoko Ono: From My Window'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Nov. 8-Feb. 14 Though particularly famous for her Plastic Ono Band and being John Lennon's wife, Yoko Ono, has been involved in many creative fields over the past 60 years. She was a pioneer of conceptual art, using poetry as the core of her works, ...

City plans park for estate of Yoko Ono grandfather

National Nov 17, 2014

City plans park for estate of Yoko Ono grandfather

Alarmed by an investment proposal by a developer, the city of Yanagawa, Fukuoka Prefecture, has decided to purchase and turn into a public park an estate of Eijiro Ono, grandfather of artist Yoko Ono and former president of the Industrial Bank of Japan, the ...

Kunisaki Art Festival shows works worth the hike

Art Oct 30, 2014

Kunisaki Art Festival shows works worth the hike

by Mio Yamada

To visit Antony Gormley's "Another Time" — a life-sized iron figure which looks eastward across Oita Prefecture's Sento district of Kunisaki from atop a mountain ledge — is a breathtaking experience. Not just because it's a stong piece of art or that the location ...