Japan claims curling silver

More Sports / Winter Sports Mar 28, 2016

Japan claims curling silver

Japan came up short in the final but took two-time defending champion Switzerland all the way before settling for the silver medal after a 9-6 defeat at the World Women's Curling Championship on Sunday. The silver was Japan's first medal in curling in either the ...

More Sports / Winter Sports Mar 27, 2016

Japan secures first-ever curling medal

Japan beat Russia 7-5 in a semifinal game at the World Women's Curling Championship on Saturday, securing the country's first medal in the history of the sport. Japan will face two-time defending champion Switzerland in the final at Credit Union iPlex on Sunday, and whether ...

'Boys over Flowers' blooms on stage

Stage Jan 7, 2016

'Boys over Flowers' blooms on stage

by Nobuko Tanaka

'One Piece," a new, modern entertainment-focused "Super Kabuki" play based on an eponymous manga series by Eiichiro Oda, closed last month after a hit Tokyo run that showed beyond doubt that manga-based productions are not the preserve of movies and television — where they ...