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Marinos          Akatsuki Five stars Watanabe and Hachimura ready to enjoy Iran showdown          Kento Momota wins first Japan Open title          Hakuho, Kakuryu remain unbeaten at Autumn Basho; Kisenosato upset again          Ohtani reaches 20-homer mark in loss          Sumo 101: Sekitori          To black up or not to black up for ‘Othello,’ that is the question          Bilingual project aims to be a springboard to women’s empowerment in Japan          It’s my time: a black cat named Morty          This Tokyo Scout’s been there, done that, got all the merit badges — and more          More than a century on, Baden-Powell’s Scouts span 169 nations, including Japan          Forever sunshine: A golden retriever named Summer          Dog tale bites judge: His tweets muzzled, Japan’s ‘Judge White Briefs’ faces his own trial          Views From Tokyo: What do you think about Mio Sugita’s remark that LGBT people are ‘unproductive’?          Japan according to Don Maloney: Still amusing and relevant, mostly, 40 years on          Don Maloney’s ‘Never the Twain…?’ Japan Times column: some choice cuts from the 1970s          Glam girl: a white cat named Sarah          Wanting to make a difference, Bolivia-born Noemi Inoue turned Japanese and entered politics          In Japan, the most important rule for language translation is often broken          TELL climb of Tokyo Tower aims to start dialogue on suicide prevention          Tokyo Medical University scandal is a throwback to when discrimination against women was the norm          Views From Tokyo: What do you think about the Tokyo Medical University test scandal?          Big mikan marvelous: Mackerel tabby Miko finds a home in Tokyo          When stumped in Japanese, go where stumped Japanese go          Let’s discuss damage to Kansai airport          ‘Avatar robot’ cafe opens up new job opportunities to ALS patients          Living and working — choosing the right verb in Japanese          Hands-on diplomacy reveals charms of Nicaragua          Dealing with disaster in Japan          Free the kids from the concrete jungle          Size inclusivity celebrated at alternative fashion week          Ensuring Tokyo Bay is fit for swimming ahead of the 2020 Olympics          Naoko Mori: From ‘Miss Saigon’ to ‘Doctor Who’          Potato korokke: Deep-fried, delicious and easy to make          Tandoor Bar Kamalpur: Comfortable as your local izakaya          Kerala no Kaze II: South Indian specials with a Japanese touch          Udon House brings the world to Sanuki udon          Sometimes more is more: Seven-Eleven’s layered parfait delivers the fall flavors          Stoke the flames of tradition on Shimane’s ‘Iron Road’          A weekend in Tokyo          Rest, weary Japan traveler, and read this riveting ‘ishibumi’          Chilling in Japanese with ‘hieru,’ ‘hiyasu,’ ‘sameru’ and ‘samasu’          Fossils of largest dinosaur ever found in Japan go on show in Hokkaido          Japan and China: Forging ties in the electronic underground          Julie Chen leaves CBS show ‘The Talk’ in taped message after husband Leslie Moonves is ousted          The art of architecture and photography          ‘Carl Larsson and His Home: Art of the Swedish Lifestyle’          ‘Masanori Ikeda Portrait Project 2012-2018 “Inase na Tokyo”‘          ‘Beauty in the Yumeji Style’          Ayyy! Henry Winkler, TV’s ‘the Fonz,’ wins Emmy 42 years after first nomination          ‘Saturday Night Live,’ politics, diversity could rule at Emmys          Namie Amuro fans flock to tribute events as Japanese diva says farewell to show business          Veteran actress Kirin Kiki dies at age 75          Pop star Namie Amuro bows out with final performance in Okinawa          ‘Yakuza Tattoo’: Inside the secretive world of the yakuza’s tattoos          Mieko Kawakami: A writer’s writer who is at once highly readable and immensely popular          Could Domo-kun at 20 mean Domo-kun 2.0?          Akinori Nakagawa captures Frankie Valli’s voice in ‘Jersey Boys’          Olympic stadium architect Kengo Kuma unveils futuristic museum in Scotland          Putin’s unacceptable peace treaty condition          U.S. puts squeeze on Palestinians