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Japan, Latin America boost economic ties as growth slows on both sides of Pacific
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Japan, Latin America boost economic ties as growth slows on both sides of Pacific

Larry Luxner - March 5, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – From salmon farming in southern Chile to shipbuilding in landlocked Paraguay, Japanese companies are pursuing investments throughout Latin America – with an eye toward…

A big injury to Cuba’s new baseball experiment
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Business
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A big injury to Cuba’s new baseball experiment

Nick Miroff | The Washington Post - April 6, 2015

HAVANA-- There may be no other baseball player in Cuba who better embodies the principles of socialist sportsmanship than star infielder Yulieski Gourriel. Gourriel, who many scouts…

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

The Tico Times - 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
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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‘Butoh’ performer brings Japanese theater to Costa Rica

The Tico Times - 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
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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
Friendlies with benefits
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Friendlies with benefits
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Defense falls apart as Japan pounds Costa Rica 3-1 in World Cup warm-up Monday night

The Tico Times - 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…

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

The Tico Times - 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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Friendlies with benefits
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Costa Rica ‘not going to hide anything’ against Japan in tonight’s World Cup exhibition

The Tico Times - 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
Animal protection
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Animal protection
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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
Animal protection
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Animal protection
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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…