The city of Higashiyamato in western Tokyo will use the furusato nozei (hometown tax donation) system to help fund a project to save a local World War II relic, it has been learned. The city will kick off a fundraising campaign in October to collect ¥200 million to preserve a utility substation that powered the […]
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Rob Segedin sprinted from the outfield to the dugout, got frenzied high-fives from teammates and flew down the stairs toward the clubhouse. “I don’t even know if he showered,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. Innings after getting his second major league home run — off ace Madison Bumgarner, no less — Segedin left to meet […]
Japanese athletes who won medals during the Rio Olympics expressed their appreciation Wednesday to all those who cheered for them during the 17-day event, which came to a close Sunday, and looked forward to more excitement at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 55 athletes, including delegation captain Saori Yoshida, gathered at a Tokyo hotel for […]
A powerful magnitude-6.2 earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, devastating mountain villages and leaving at least 37 people dead. Local officials indicated the death toll was likely to rise. Numerous buildings collapsed in small communities close to the epicenter of the quake in a thinly populated area straddling the regions of Umbria, Marche and Lazio. […]
The foreign ministers of Japan, China, and South Korea together rebuke the North’s firing of a submarine-launched missile.
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Although the Tokyo Sikh community has come a long way, creating a place for itself in a foreign land, outside of the temple, serious issues remain.
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You see it often in Tokyo: the attentive Japanese woman and the Western man filling silence. In fact, a lot of them end up married, sharing a house and 1,000 meals, albeit hardly a life of the mind.
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Yuta Watanabe made a heroic return to his home country during a recent trip by the George Washington University basketball team. During their stay in Japan, the Colonials played three exhibitions against a downgraded Japanese national team and one against the Ryukyu Golden Kings of the professional B. League, and the NCAA team won all […]
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