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  • Mavunga scores 40 in Shiga’s playoff-opening OT triumph over Hamamatsu April 30, 2016
    The Shiga Lakestars, vying to return to the Final Four for the second straight season, held off the defending champion Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix on Saturday, winning 96-94 in overtime. Julian Mavunga, a Miami (Ohio) University alum, paced Shiga with 40 points on 12-for-21 shooting. He canned six 3-pointers in the Western Conference first-round playoff […]
    Ed Odeven
  • Heel! A ruff guide to Japan’s top dogs April 30, 2016
    Behind the scenes of the country's largest dog show. The post Heel! A ruff guide to Japan’s top dogs appeared first on The Japan Times. […]
    Masami Ito
  • Idols put Band-Aids on fragile male egos April 30, 2016
    Two cities in Tottori Prefecture have set up a facility called the Tottori Deai Support Center, which is a kind of matchmaking service for young residents. In December it published a pamphlet to help people looking for mates better understand what the opposite sex wanted. Men, the pamphlet explained, are looking for wives who will […] The post Idols put Band […]
    Philip Brasor
  • Hakone in hot water: Romance, gimlets and raunchy ‘onsen’ April 30, 2016
    “I think they’re having an affair,” murmurs my companion, the ever-observant Megumi. She nods at a middle-aged couple sitting next to us on the “Romance Car,” the limited express train that links Tokyo and the hot-spring resort of Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture. “How can you tell?” I ask. “They’re too flirtatious. At their age, married couples […] The post Hako […]
    Nicolas Gattig
  • Exploring Guyana’s most-isolated rain forest April 30, 2016
    From 1,800 meters above Guyana’s rain forest, the jungle canopy below spread to the horizon in every direction, like wall-to-wall green carpeting. Winding, mud-brown tributaries of the Demerara River shimmered in the sunlight. My endless view of the jungle and the aggressive hum of the plane’s propellers eventually drowned out the grittiness I’d experienced […]
    Albert Stumm
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