‘Kingdom of Characters’ celebrates Japanese pop culture
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‘Kingdom of Characters’ celebrates Japanese pop culture

Robert Isenberg - March 6, 2015

To properly introduce “Japan: Kingdom of Characters,” the new exhibit at the National Gallery, here’s a quick anecdote. Many years ago, I had the chance to spend…

‘Butoh’ performer brings Japanese theater to Costa Rica
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Arts and Culture
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‘Butoh’ performer brings Japanese theater to Costa Rica

Robert Isenberg - January 14, 2015

Suppose you combined kabuki, pantomime, modern dance, and avant-garde performance art. Suppose you added some haunting, atonal music. Suppose you stripped the performers of most of their…

Japan’s Abe calls Latin America ‘indispensable partner’
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Japan’s Abe calls Latin America ‘indispensable partner’

AFP - August 2, 2014

SÃO PAULO, Brazil – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hailed Latin America as an "indispensable partner" Saturday as he wrapped up a swing through the region after…

Defense falls apart as Japan pounds Costa Rica 3-1 in World Cup warm-up Monday night
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Defense falls apart as Japan pounds Costa Rica 3-1 in World Cup warm-up Monday night

Matt Levin - June 2, 2014

Japan used a dominant second half to cruise to a 3-1 victory over Costa Rica during a World Cup warm-up for both teams on Monday night in…

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See captain Bryan Ruiz score Costa Rica’s lone goal in its 3-1 loss to Japan on Monday night

Matt Levin - June 2, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZeKjqpxMhI&feature=youtu.be&a Relive the one bright moment for Costa Rica's offense during the team's 3-1 defeat to Japan on Monday night in Tampa. The Ticos took the 1-0…

Costa Rica ‘not going to hide anything’ against Japan in tonight’s World Cup exhibition
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Costa Rica ‘not going to hide anything’ against Japan in tonight’s World Cup exhibition

Matt Levin - June 2, 2014

Costa Rica isn't fooling around in its initial World Cup warm-up tonight. The Ticos face Japan in Tampa, Florida at 7 p.m. local time (9 p.m. EST)…

Japan town known for its dolphin slaughters sued by activists
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Japan town known for its dolphin slaughters sued by activists

Shigemi Sato | AFP - May 15, 2014

TOKYO – Animal rights activists said Thursday they had sued a major Japanese town internationally condemned for its dolphin hunts for banning "foreign-looking" visitors from its whale…

Top UN court orders Japan to end Antarctic whale hunt
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Top UN court orders Japan to end Antarctic whale hunt

Jan Hennop | AFP - March 31, 2014

THE HAGUE – The United Nations' top court on Monday ordered Japan to end its annual Antarctic whale hunt, saying in a landmark ruling that the program…

Costa Rica to play Japan in World Cup warm-up in the United States
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Costa Rica to play Japan in World Cup warm-up in the United States

Matt Levin - February 4, 2014

The Costa Rica Men's National Team will play Japan in a friendly, less than a month before the teams go to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup.…

Japan dolphin hunt goes on after slaughter
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Japan dolphin hunt goes on after slaughter

AFP - January 22, 2014

TOKYO – Japanese fishermen were out at sea attempting to trap more dolphins on Wednesday, campaigners said, after the bloody slaughter of dozens of the animals the…