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An Uncrowned Tudor Queen, the Science of Skin and Other New Books to Read

Smithsonian
England’s most notorious dynasty owes much to the trials of a 13-year-old girl: Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond. On January 28, 1457, the young widow—her first husband, Edmund Tudor, had died at age 26 several months prior—barely survived the birth of her only child, the future Henry VII. Twenty-eight years......
Cleveland Scene

Hibachi Japan Steak House to Open in Former Akira Sushi and Hibachi Spot in Solon

ClevelandScene
click to enlarge This hibachi saga begins, curiously enough, with a night on the town starring Baseball Hall of Famer Tom Seaver. In the 1970s, Paul Yagi was a sports agent living and working in New York. After a visit with Seaver to a Greenwich Connecticut Benihana, Yagi discovered the......
New York Post

Performance group in Japan offering drive-in horror shows

NYPost
TOKYO – A Japanese performance group is starting a run of drive-in horror shows for people who are scared of catching the coronavirus but still want to get close-up frights from ghouls and zombies. Audience members will drive into a garage in Tokyo, one car at a time and listen......
Sports Illustrated - NFL

G1 Climax ‘Still on the Calendar’ for New Japan Pro Wrestling

Sports Illustrated
New Japan Pro Wrestling is back in primetime. Today marked the first time in over three decades that New Japan will consistently air live on primetime television in Japan. “For many years in our past, NJPW being on TV Friday nights at 8 p.m. was a staple in Japan and......
CNBC Business

Forget summer: These luxury cabins are right for autumn getaways

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here From self-guided fall foliage tours to weekends at the lake, booking a secluded cabin is an easy way to avoid crowds this autumn.  Cabins today come in every incarnation imaginable, from traditional log designs to modern wonders, and in sizes......
New York Times - World

In Japan, the Message of Anti-Racism Protests Fails to Hit Home

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here TOKYO — As protests were spreading around the globe in response to George Floyd’s killing by the police, Sierra Todd, an African-American undergraduate in Japan, organized a march last month in Tokyo to show solidarity with American demonstrators.......
BBC - Business

Japan asks US to extradite two men over Ghosn case

BBC
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-53273702 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Carlos Ghosn fled from Japan to Lebanon last December Japan has asked the US to extradite a former special forces soldier and his son for allegedly helping ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn flee Japan last year. Ex-Green Beret Michael Taylor and his son Peter were......
New York Post

Japan delaying effort to increase number of female leaders by up to a decade

NYPost
TOKYO – Japan will delay by up to a decade its target to raise the percentage of women in leadership posts to 30 percent – part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s campaign to empower women – after failing to hit the deadline this year, domestic media have reported. Abe’s policies......
In the News

Starbucks Has Just Opened Its First Sign Language Store In Tokyo

IA
Coffee is by far one of the most popular drinks around the globe. In part because it does have a bit of an addiction factor to it, but also because many of us absolutely need that swift kick in the rump every morning to get the gears going inside our......
New York Times - Sports

Gerardo Parra Hopes ‘Baby Shark’ Magic Can Bring a Title in Japan, Too

New York Times
Brad Lefton Amid all the new safety protocols and unusual scenes after the delayed opening of Japan’s baseball league, a highly unscientific yet intriguing multicultural study is underway: Can a Venezuelan player who became the emotional soul of an American franchise’s first championship run deliver similar results in Japan with......
CNBC Business

Border clash between India and China was a ‘turning point’ in their relationship, ambassador says

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The border clash between India and China that killed 20 Indian soldiers is going to be a “turning point” in bilateral relations between the two Asian giants, a former Indian ambassador to China told CNBC.  A “violent face-off” in the Himalayas......
Sports Illustrated - NFL

Japan Withdraws Bid to Host 2023 Women’s World Cup

Sports Illustrated
TOKYO (AP) — Japan pulled out of bidding to host soccer’s 2023 Women’s World Cup on Monday, leaving the top-rated joint bid by Australia and New Zealand a clear favorite in the FIFA vote. Japan and Australia are both members of the Asian Football Confederation and were likely to split......
New York Times - Sports

For an American Journeyman, a Long-Delayed Honor in Japan

New York Times
Brad Lefton A month before he was supposed to begin his second season in Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball league, Zach Neal, an American pitcher, received what he called the highest honor in his career. The manager of his team, the Saitama Seibu Lions, gathered the players for a clubhouse ceremony......
Reuters - Business

World stock markets slip on second wave virus fears, safe-havens rise

Reuters
NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – Global stock markets fell on Thursday as a continued rise in the number of coronavirus cases dashed hopes of a swift recovery from the pandemic-induced economic slump and drove demand for safe-haven currencies such as the dollar and Japanese yen. Traders wear masks as they work......
Reuters - Business

Exclusive: Who’s in charge at Nissan? COO’s allies push to give him shared CEO role – sources

Reuters
(Reuters) – Nissan’s chief operating officer Ashwani Gupta helped engineer the troubled automaker’s latest turnaround plan. Now his allies are pressing the board to promote him to co-CEO to drive the new strategy, said four people with direct knowledge. FILE PHOTO: Nissan Motor COO Ashwani Gupta speaks during a news......
CNBC Business

Nintendo shares in Japan soar to levels not seen in more than 10 years — one analyst urges caution

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, fans of all ages experience fun photo ops, game demos and other Luigi’s Mansion 3-inspired goodies at a preview event in Los Angeles on October 18, 2019. Frazer Harrison | Getty Images......

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