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Return to normal life still far off for Japan rain victims

Police use sticks during a search operation at a mud-covered area in the aftermath of heavy rains in Kure, Hiroshima prefecture, southwestern Japan, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Rescuers were combing.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: News11 min. ago Related News

Oscar-winning artist Tsuji brings his hyperrealist sculptures to Tokyo

TOKYO -- Kazuhiro Tsuji, who won the Academy Award for best makeup and hairstyling for "Darkest Hour" in March, is currently displaying his prowess in his homeland of Japan --- this time as a hyperrealist sculptor. Two of his works, three-dimensional portraits of Abraham Lincoln and Andy Warhol that are both double life-size, are on show at an ongoing exhibition in Tokyo. The event, Entertainment Art Exhibition 2018, will last until Wednesday at the O Art Museum in Shinagawa Ward. After working 25 years as a special effects makeup artist in Hollywood, Tsuji shifted focus in 2012 to fine art sculpture. His works are made with resin, platinum silicone and many other materials. Th...Keep on reading: Oscar-winning artist Tsuji brings his hyperrealist sculptures to Tokyo.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 7 hr. 58 min. ago Related News

Japan the star of huge eight-month festival in France

The largest celebration of Japanese culture ever to take place outside the country starts this weekend in France. The eight-month-long festival "Japonismes 2018" features everything from prehistoric art to what the organizers bill as the first virtual reality concert staged in Europe. "It's the largest extravaganza of its kind ever held outside Japan," its director Korehito Masuda told AFP. Paris' most famous sites will become windows to Japanese culture during the festival. The Eiffel Tower will be lit up in the colours of the Japanese flag for the first time in September, while artist Kohei Nawa has installed a monumental hanging gold throne in the pyramid of the...Keep on reading: Japan the star of huge eight-month festival in France.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 7 hr. 58 min. ago Related News

Solon warns vs floods days before Japan deluge

A HOUSE leader has asked the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to get its act together and hasten the bidding as well as implementation of flood control projects. Quezon City Rep. Winston “Winnie” Castelo, who chairs the House committee on Metro Manila development, said the swift action on the bidding….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: News19 hr. 57 min. ago Related News

EU anti-Trump trade show to China, Japan

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Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jul 14th, 2018Related News

EU takes anti-Trump trade show to China and Japan

BRUSSELS: The European Union’s top officials will meet the leaders of China and Japan next week to boost ties in the face of fears that US President Donald Trump will spark an all-out global trade war. The trip by EU Council President Donald Tusk and Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker includes the signing of a free [...] The post EU takes anti-Trump trade show to China and Japan appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Jul 14th, 2018Related News

Japanese man survives bear encounter by landing a quick punch

A Japanese worker successfully fended off a bear attack by landing a well-placed punch to its nose. The 44-year-old employee at the Kamisukisawa Apple Orchard in the city of Hirosaki, Japan, was surprised when he had a bear encounter in the afternoon of July 11, according to a report by Livedoor News via SoraNews24. The unidentified man had been working as usual when two bear cubs suddenly appeared out of a bush. At first he couldn't believe what he was seeing, until a larger bear, presumably the mother as is most often the case, came out after the cubs. The employee estimated the bear to be around one meter in length. Before he could do anything else, the bear began to char...Keep on reading: Japanese man survives bear encounter by landing a quick punch.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 14th, 2018Related News

The clash: World Cup, Wimbledon men s finals could overlap

By Howard Fendrich and Ronald Blum, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Roger Federer almost sounded offended when asked whether he would be concerned about Centre Court spectators paying too much attention to the World Cup final during the Wimbledon men's singles final. "I'm more concerned the World Cup final will have issues because the Wimbledon final is going on," he quipped. "They'll hear every point, 'Wow, love-15, 15-30.' The players are going to look up in the crowd and not understand what's going on at Wimbledon." "That's how important Wimbledon is to me," the eight-time champion said, before he was eliminated in the quarterfinals this week, "and to us over here." What's a viewer to choose this Sunday? The Wimbledon final between the man who beat Federer, Kevin Anderson, and Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic could be only about halfway done in London when the World Cup final between France and Croatia kicks off in Moscow. This year's soccer final starts at 11 a.m. EDT, an unusual time: nine of the 10 World Cup finals from 1978 through 2014 started in the 2-3:30 p.m. EDT range. The exception was the 2002 finale in Japan, which began at 7 a.m. EDT. "I'm sure the change they made was to maximize their audience worldwide, considering the time in China, Japan, Russia, all the other major countries," said former CBS Sports President Neal Pilson, now an industry consultant. The soccer game begins at 6 p.m. local time at Luzhniki Stadium, which is 5 p.m. in Paris and Zagreb. The shift appears aimed at soccer's ever-increasing Asian audience, with the start time at 11 p.m. in Tokyo and midnight in Beijing. Four of FIFA's 11 top-level partners and sponsors are Chinese companies. "The kickoff times for the FIFA World Cup were set in cooperation with a range of stakeholders and taking into account a number of aspects such as the global broadcast market and feasibility for the fans — both in terms of attending the matches and reaching a wide TV audience," soccer's governing body said in an email to The Associated Press. In the U.S., the soccer is on Fox and the tennis on ESPN. In Britain, the soccer is on both BBC1 and ITV, and the tennis on BBC1. Tennis would switch to BBC2 if the finals overlap. "In due respect to the All England Club, the finals of Wimbledon is a blip on the radar when you're talking about the World Cup final," Pilson said. "It's unfortunate, and it does hurt in the United States, where tennis has a significant audience." Dates for the World Cup final have ranged from June 10 to July 30, and each has been on a Sunday except for the first tournament in Uruguay in 1930, played on a Wednesday, and the 1966 tournament in England, which finished on a Saturday at Wembley. The Wimbledon's men's singles final was scheduled for a Saturday through 1981. The World Cup final has twice been the same day as the men's singles final, on July 8, 1990, in Rome, and on July 9, 2006, in Berlin. Those soccer matches started at 8 p.m. local time (2 p.m. EDT), about two hours after the tennis ended: Stefan Edberg's 6-2, 6-2, 3-6, 3-6, 6-4 win over Boris Becker in 1990, and Federer's 6-0, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (2), 6-3 win over Nadal in 2006. The roots of this year's conflict go back six years. The All England Club announced in July 2012 that it would increase the time between the end of the French Open and the start of Wimbledon from two weeks to three starting in 2015, allowing players extra time to adjust to the switch from clay courts to grass. FIFA's executive council announced World Cup kickoff times in December 2015. Wimbledon never had any intent to alter the start time of its final, traditionally about 2:10 p.m. local (9:10 a.m. EDT). Its large-screen videoboard on Henman Hill will remain tuned to tennis. Pressure for a shift would have increased had England beaten Croatia and advanced to its first final since winning the World Cup in 1966. "We're very comfortable with the long-term view that we take," said Richard Lewis, chief executive of the All England Club. "We're not driven by short-term decisions, whether it be TV ratings or sponsorship. Wimbledon takes a long-term view. (The World Cup) is for this year. It's a one-year happening. And for the future, we'll still be at 2 o'clock on the Sunday. Nothing changes, from our point of view." ___ Fendrich reported from London......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 14th, 2018Related News

Pinoy Vic Saludar becomes WBO Minimumweight World Champion

The Philippines gained another world champion in boxing, as Cotabato-born 'Vicious' Vic Saludar outpointed hometown bet Ryuya Yamanaka to in Kobe, Japan, Friday evening to become the new WBO Minimumweight World Champion. Saludar bucked a slow start to control the pace of the fight after the second round. The Pinoy iced the victory in the seventh round after dropping the champion with a solid straight right.  After 12 rounds of action, the judges saw the fight in favor of Saludar, 116-111, 117-110, 115-112.  Saludar, a veteran of the Pinoy Pride boxing series, improves his career record to 18 wins and 3 losses.  The 23-year old makes good on his second attempt at world championship gold after losing his WBO Minimumweight World Championship bid against Kosei Tanaka back in 2015. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 14th, 2018Related News

Vic Saludar snatches Yamanaka’s WBO 105-pound title in Japan

  KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Vic Saludar won’t let the crown slip away this time. The Filipino knocked down Japanese champion Ryuya Yamanaka in the seventh round Friday night, July 13, and went on to clinch the World Boxing Organization minimum weight title by unanimous decision at the Central Gym in Kobe, Japan. His ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 13th, 2018Related News

Davao City LGU sympathizes with Japan over flooding

DAVAO CITY, July 11 (PIA)-The Davao City Mayor and the City Council offered their sympathies to Japan after heavy rains claimed more than a hundred lives with dozens missing. Davao City Mayor Sara Du.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJul 13th, 2018Related News

Japan PM meets rain disaster survivors, pledges more aid

TOKYO, Japan – Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Friday, July 13, with survivors of devastating rains that killed at least 204 people in flash flooding and landslides , as the government pledged more aid. The toll from the record rainfall has continued to rise, as rescue workers ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 13th, 2018Related News

Japan training for Asiad-bound national volleybelles

The Philippine women's national volleyball team will hold a training camp in Japan in August to better their chances of coming up with a competitive stint in the 2018 Asian Games. The Japan stint is expected to provide the team a better preparation for the squad, which has been the target of critics questioning its inclusion to the quadrennial event. The Nationals are getting exposure via the Philippine Superliga, which accepted the squad as a guest team in the ongoing invitational conference. The team thwarted Smart-Army, 25-16, 25-17, 25-17, Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Down 11-16 in the third set, the Nationals unleashed a blistering 14-1 surge to se...Keep on reading: Japan training for Asiad-bound national volleybelles.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 12th, 2018Related News

Japan rains disaster toll rises to 199 – gov t

TOKYO, Japan – The toll in record rains that have devastated parts of Japan rose Thursday, July 12, to 199, with dozens still missing, a top government spokesman said. Yoshihide Suga said search operations were continuing after the worst weather-related disaster in Japan in over 3 decades. Prime Minister Shinzo ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 12th, 2018Related News

Lonely Planet names South Korea’s Busan best destination in Asia for 2018

The portside city of Busan, South Korea, has been named the best destination in Asia 2018 by the travel experts at Lonely Planet, who describe the bustling city as a confluence of culture and cuisine. For the third edition of LP's "Best in Asia" list, editors rounded up 10 destinations worth visiting over the next 12 months, which span East, South and Western Asia. In May, Busan hosted an opening ceremony celebrating its title as East Asia's Culture City 2018, as part of a joint agreement between Japan, China and Korea. Every year, three cities are selected to promote artistic and cultural development in the region. Busan shares the title this year with Harbin, China and Kanaza...Keep on reading: Lonely Planet names South Korea’s Busan best destination in Asia for 2018.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 10th, 2018Related News

The dead do not always die

YOKOHAMA---The media here have been dominated by two stories: the intense, record-breaking rainfall that has caused massive destruction and loss of life in western, southern and central Japan; and the execution by hanging of the founder of the Aum Shinrikyo cult, Shoko Asahara, otherwise known as Chizuo Matsumoto. Six other members of the group were hanged as well. Six more remain on death row while six others are serving life sentences. The beliefs of Aum Shinrikyo, which means "supreme truth", is a syncretic assemblage of Hindu and Buddhist beliefs, with apocalyptic Christian prophecies worked into the mix. The cult was founded in the 1980s and was proven to be behind the deadly 199...Keep on reading: The dead do not always die.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 10th, 2018Related News

Japan rescuers go house to house as flood toll hits 141

Rescue workers carried out house-to-house searches on Tuesday in the increasingly unlikely hope of finding survivors after days of deadly floods and landslides that have claimed 141 lives in one of Japan’s worst weather-related disasters for decades. The record downpours that began last week have stopped and receding flood waters have laid bare the destruction [...] The post Japan rescuers go house to house as flood toll hits 141 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Jul 10th, 2018Related News

Japan rescuers go house to house as flood toll hits 156

KURASHIKI , Japan: Rescue workers carried out house-to-house searches on Tuesday in the increasingly unlikely hope of finding survivors after days of deadly floods and landslides that have claimed 156 lives in Japan’s worst weather-related disaster for decades. The record downpours that began last week have stopped and receding flood waters have laid bare the [...] The post Japan rescuers go house to house as flood toll hits 156 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Jul 10th, 2018Related News

Philippines offers assistance to typhoon-hit Japan

President Rodrigo Duterte offered to send aid to disaster-hit Japan, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 10th, 2018Related News

Higher Asian markets mirror optimism on Wall Street

SINGAPORE --- Asian markets were mostly higher on Tuesday as overnight gains on Wall Street and the lack of bad news surrounding US-China tariffs boosted sentiment. Keeping Score: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.7 percent to 22,196.89 and South Korea's Kospi gained 0.3 percent to 2,292.90. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.1 percent to 28,711.29. The Shanghai Composite index was less than 0.1 percent higher at 2,816.10. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 bucked the regional trend, dropping 0.4 percent to 6,258.10. Shares rose in Taiwan and were mostly higher in Southeast Asia. Wall Street: The S&P 500 index rose 0.9 percent on Monday to 2,784.17. It's the third straight day that the i...Keep on reading: Higher Asian markets mirror optimism on Wall Street.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 10th, 2018Related News