March 22, 2011
Billboard.com reports that Ke$ha will not be touring Japan. She said in a statement: "My heart is with Japan right now through this disaster and these hardships. I genuinely don't think right now would be appropriate timing for me to perform in Japan given the content and the spirit of my show, which is all about feeling exuberant, rowdy, and wild. I plan to bring my party there and to that part of the world when we are all ready to dance and Get $leazy together again. In the meantime I am going to do everything I can to help relief efforts and I encourage everyone in the world to do the same.
March 17, 2011 |
Following the bleak assessment by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission of the ongoing crisis in Japan, the State Department issued a travel warning that "strongly" urged Americans in the country to leave. Fears of a meltdown prompted Temple University to begin making plans to return about 200 students who remain on its Tokyo campus. The University of Pennsylvania announced it was canceling its smaller study-abroad program in that country. The Temple contingent is expected to fly home Saturday, a university spokesman said.
March 24, 2000 |
Mainstream animation in this country is still limited by the age of its target audience. The Japanese epic Princess Mononoke is a wonderful example of what liberation can do for an art form. Part eco-fable and part saga that refers to the myths that recur in many cultures and religions, Princess Mononoke is the work of Hayao Miyazaki - a master animator revered by the artists at the Disney Studio and its rivals. The film was released in Japan three years ago and became a huge box office success.
August 27, 2012 |
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT - Arms outstretched in the air with a smile from ear-to-ear, Noriatsu Osaka couldn't contain his glee. Neither could his teammates from Tokyo after Osaka's third home run of the game put an exclamation point on Japan's 12-2 victory over Tennessee in five innings in the Little League World Series title game Sunday. Osaka, 12, added a triple for good measure, too, to top off his 4-for-4 day. In a symbolic gesture, Japan's players jogged the traditional postgame victory lap carrying the flags for both their home country and the United States.
July 12, 1990 |
The first clear outlines of a new world order were displayed at the summit meeting here as the United States bowed to demands by Japan and Western Europe to set their own economic courses. On issues ranging from aid to the Soviet Union and China to agricultural subsidies and environmental protection, Japan, West Germany and the European Economic Community flexed economic muscles that are beginning to compete with traditional U.S. strength. Japan, usually isolated and defensive at these annual summits of the major industrial democracies, went on the offensive.
March 6, 2006 |
South Korea upset Japan, 3-2, yesterday to win Group A in the first round of the inaugural World Baseball Classic, with Lee Seung-yeop hitting a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning of a game that mattered little because both nations were assured of advancing. Former Met Dae-Sung Koo pitched two scoreless innings of relief to get the win for South Korea, which overcame a two-run deficit, and Chan Ho Park of the Padres retired the side in the ninth for the save. In another game, Chen Yung-Chi hit a grand slam in the fourth inning to lead Taiwan past China, 12-3.
November 9, 2001 |
IT'S WAR! Just like the good old days. We're reading again about Japan preparing to dispatch naval vessels and Germany bickering over troop movements. America and England, allies to the last. Where is old Adolf? What about Winston and FDR and Tojo? Now that was a real war, eh, boys? But today the script seems twisted. Our Germany is one of the good guys and is arguing over whether to mobilize troops. Japan is also a good guy, and it's taking military action in a war situation for the first time since that other war. Germany's government is trying to mobilize 3,900 troops for the Afghan war. German pacifists (pacifists?
August 26, 2012 |
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Brock Myers hit a tie-breaking double, and Goodlettsville, Tenn., gave up a 10-run lead in the bottom of the sixth before scoring nine in the seventh in a 24-16 victory over Petaluma, Calif., on Saturday for a berth in the Little League World Series title game. Only California's 10-run comeback to send the game into extra innings tied at 15 could overshadow Tennessee slugger Lorenzo Butler's extraordinary day at the plate. Butler set a single-game record with nine RBIs, and tied a record with three homers to lead Tennessee.
September 23, 1994 |
New York Yankees outfielder Paul O'Neill said he would seriously explore playing in Japan if the baseball labor crisis threatens next season, according to a published report. O'Neill, whose .359 batting average was the best in the American League this season, told the New York Post in yesterday's editions that Japan might be an option if it looked like the 1995 season could be fragmented or canceled. The failure of owners and players to reach a new collective- bargaining agreement caused the cancellation of the 1994 World Series last week.
November 14, 1994 |
General manager Lee Thomas has one less decision to make as he ponders who will play leftfield for the Phillies whenever play might resume. He can say sayonara to Pete Incaviglia, who has signed a one-year contract with the Chibe Lotte Lions in Japan. Incaviglia, who had 24 home runs and 89 RBI while being used primarily as a platoon player in 1993, talked openly about exploring opportunities in Japan after the players' strike wiped out the remainder of last season. Thomas, who is looking for a righthanded power hitter to play left, made it clear that he hadn't closed the door on any of the Phillies' free agents but that he would wait for baseball's uncertain labor situation to clear before making any firm offers.