::::::::: THE JAPAN TIMES - JAPAN NEWS :::::::::                    JAXA confirms tiny robots from Hayabusa2 landed on asteroid          Abe departs for U.N. meeting in New York          China-Japan maritime crisis would undermine ‘Belt and Road’ initiative: PLA document          Monument to chief of WWI POW camp, known for humanitarian treatment of POWs, unveiled in Fukushima          Iran vows ‘crushing response’ after gunmen kill 29 at army parade          Tokyo marathon fees may go up by 50% from 2020          Trump administration moves to restrict immigrants who use public benefits          Social media falls in love with Naomi Osaka as tennis star sparks debate          The problem with padding employment records in Japan          60% of Japanese view idea of relocating or closing ancestral graves as positive: survey          Will Don Quijote tilt its lance at the Amazon giant?          Russian group of residents raises spirits of quake survivors in Hokkaido town          Cafe to showcase robot waiters steered from afar by people with ALS, other debilitating diseases          Blood transfusions with iPS cells OK’d by Japanese health ministry          Abe likely to retain key ministers in Cabinet reshuffle, official says          Foreign Minister Taro Kono joins female foreign minister conference to highlight Abe’s stance on women’s empowerment          Japanese publisher says stories in Shincho 45 magazine expressed ‘aberrant prejudice’ against LGBT community          Fearing auto tariffs, Japan to cave on Trump’s demands for bilateral trade talks          White House optimistic on Chinese trade issues          Hakuho wins record 41st title          Tiger takes lead into final round of Tour Championship; Hideki Matsuyama 16th          Rugby World Cup to get unprecedented coverage on Japanese TV          Yoshida takes gold, Hashimoto silver at worlds          Naomi Osaka upset by Karolina Pliskova in Toray Pan Pacific Open final          Kei Nishikori stunned by Bachinger in Moselle Open semifinal          Two-time Olympic champ Yuzuru Hanyu wins in return to competition          Unbeaten Wild Knights pounce on Jubilo          Ryukyu delivers impressive defensive effort against Nagoya in The Terrific 12 semifinals          Reysol, Sagan play to 1-1 draw          Giants ace Tomoyuki Sugano tosses sixth shutout of season          Sumo 101: Senshuraku          Naomi Osaka cruises into Pan Pacific Open final          Abe siblings capture gold medals on same day at world championships          Kei Nishikori reaches Moselle Open semifinals          Struggling Rangers fire Jeff Banister, name Don Wakamatsu interim manager          Deontay Wilder to face Tyson Fury in heavyweight title defense          Tiger Woods, Justin Rose share lead at Tour Championship after two rounds          Astros clinch playoff berth          Yuzuru Hanyu in first place after short program at Autumn Classic International          Relegation-threatened Gamba earn vital points by beating S-Pulse          Bryce Hegarty’s late penalties carry Black Rams past Eagles in Top League clash          BayStars rookie Masaya Kyoyama delivers dynamic outing on mound against Dragons          Naomi Osaka rolls into Toray Pan Pacific Open semis          Billie Jean King, partner join Dodgers ownership group          Hakuho improves to 13-0          Naohisa Takato defends under-60 kg title at world championships          WADA reinstates Russia despite wave of protests          Warning to Naomi Osaka: Playing for Japan can seriously shorten your career          ‘My Year in Japan’ books offer reassuring words to armchair travelers, but expats need more          Where the heart is: a dog named Skyros          What does Japan’s Nationality Act really mean for its dual citizens?          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          The steady pace of mainstream fashion          Beyond beauty: Setting the trend for working mothers          In-game and manual updates          Patrick Behuhuma: Looking to the future of Africa and Japan          Yuichiro Hori: Designing a new life in China          Kouki Watanabe: Sparks fly between son and father          Making the case for heirloom farming          Trick or treat(ment): Q-Pot’s Obake-chan QQ Medical Treatment Plate is sweet, tart and cute          For Tohru Nakamura, fusion is in the blood, not just the food          The sky’s no limit for far-flung motorbike touring in Hokkaido          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’          ‘Ramblin’ Man’ singer Dickey Betts critical but stable after falling while playing with dog in Florida          Haruki Murakami’s ‘Underground’ still holds chilling lessons about Japan          ‘The Journey’: Jiro Osaragi depicts a society coming to grips with defeat and occupation          There’s a story for every taste in ‘Speculative Japan 4’          Golden oldies: A Saitama theater festival for elderly actors welcomes seniors from around the world          Kyoto gears up for a film festival — rain or shine          U2’s Bono saw ‘pain’ on pope’s face over clergy sex abuse scandals          In defense of difference: Hikaru Toda’s ‘Of Love & Law’ showcases the efforts of two lawyers fighting discrimination in Japan          ‘The Hungry Lion’: A nuanced account of the social media nightmare we all fear          ‘In Pursuit of Silence’: A documentary looks at what it’ll take to finally get some peace and quiet          Julie Chen leaves CBS show ‘The Talk’ in taped message after husband Leslie Moonves is ousted          Japan and China: Forging ties in the electronic underground          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’