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The scope of cultural displacement

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 03:30
Mercedes Benz Art Scope is an exchange program that allows Japanese artists to spend time in Germany and German artists to visit Japan. The Hara ...

Tricot fine-tunes a formula that got the trio noticed overseas on ‘3’

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 03:29
It has never been easy for Japanese bands to find success both domestically and abroad. For the most part, they can muster notable attention on ...

Nintendo wows gaming fans with surprise release of Classic Mini: Super Famicom

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 03:19
Nintendo Co. has finally unveiled its long-rumored Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Famicom gaming console — to be released in Japan on Oct. 5 — in ...

Thousands pay their respects to lost USS Fitzgerald sailors at Yokosuka

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 03:16
Thousands of people lined the streets of Yokosuka Tuesday to pay their respects to the seven USS Fitzgerald sailors who died after the destroyer collided with a cargo ship off the coast of Japan on June 17.

Charlie Sheen selling prized Babe Ruth memorabilia at auction

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 03:02
Charlie Sheen hasn’t portrayed Babe Ruth in a film, but the actor did have two of the most prized items of Ruth memorabilia. Sheen on ...

De Boer takes over as new Crystal Palace manager

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 02:58
Former Netherlands defender Frank de Boer was hired as manager of Crystal Palace on Monday, taking his first coaching job in English soccer seven months ...

Despite improvements, 1 in 7 Japanese children live in poor households: survey

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 02:44
Improved job market helps lift some out of poverty but figures still high among industrialized nations, welfare ministry survey shows.

An unusual manager defies peers in Japan’s ¥97 trillion pension world

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 02:42
In the ¥97 trillion world of Japan Inc. employee pension funds, he’s known as the unusual idealist who’s long danced to his own tune. Hiroichi ...

Shogi prodigy Sota Fujii known for fiery competitive spirit since kindergarten

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 02:27
Fourteen-year-old Sota Fujii, the youngest-ever professional shogi player who has just set a record for the longest winning streak — 29 matches — is known ...

Marine Corps Installations Pacific gets new commander on Okinawa

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 02:15
Marine Brig. Gen. Paul Rock has taken command of Marine Corps Installations Pacific and Camp Butler, which provides installation services to forward-deployed Marines, sailors and their families in Okinawa, mainland Japan, South Korea and Hawaii.

Hitachi’s AI badges boost worker performance with happiness advice

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 02:05
Hitachi Ltd. says its artificial intelligence system has helped improve business performance by advising workers on how to increase their happiness. “In running organizations, we’ve ...

Smokers make up less than 20% of Japan’s population for first time, survey finds

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 01:49
Results seen as giving boost to health ministry’s proposal to ban smoking in enclosed public spaces before the 2020 Games.

Westbrook wins NBA MVP award

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 01:48
Russell Westbrook moved past Oscar Robertson and kept right on going to the top of the NBA. Westbrook was voted MVP on Monday night after ...

The era of young shogi pro Fujii is here, but so is the era of AI in changing the game

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 01:46
The record-setting winning streak of a 14-year-old shogi sensation has turned the spotlight on another new phenomenon shaking up the centuries-old Japanese board game — ...

Unexploded ordnance at Yokota turns out to be old box of bullets

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 01:45
Normal operations have resumed at Yokota in western Tokyo after unexploded ordnance found Monday turned out to be an old box of bullets.

Team New Zealand completes rout to capture America’s Cup

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 01:43
Redemption for a gutty crew of five New Zealanders and one Australian came on the turquoise waters of Bermuda’s Great Sound, four years and 4,800 ...

More cancer patients in Japan would freeze eggs ahead of treatment if they had the money: study

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 01:22
An estimated 2,600 women say they would take step to preserve fertility if financial help was available, health ministry research team says.

Canceled flight leaves former residents of Russian-held isles stranded

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 00:22
With the cancellation last week of the first chartered flight between Hokkaido and the Russian-held islands off Japan’s northeast coast, former residents want politicians to ...

Alaska lauds black soldiers' work on famed WWII highway

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 23:34
Leonard Larkins and nearly 4,000 other segregated black soldiers helped build a highway across Alaska and Canada during World War II, a contribution largely ignored for decades but drawing attention as the 75th anniversary approaches.

Trump praises India’s Modi for purchases of US armaments

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 23:26
President Donald Trump offered ebullient appreciation for Indian purchases of U.S military equipment as he welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House on Monday.