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NAGANO--A former top bureaucrat who has rankled the Abe administration had words of advice for another former bureaucrat scheduled to testify in the Diet: “Just tell the truth and you will be happy.” Kihei Maekawa, a former administrative vice education minister, told reporters on March 21 that Nobuhisa ...
“We had so much music and so many songs that we wanted to release but didn't necessarily fit into [Season High],” Nagano says of the unexpected releases before teasing what lies ahead. “We're just excited to finally get to share them, and at the same time we're working on new music and, hopefully, ...

In the last two decades women have broken through the glass ceiling in ice hockey (at Nagano 1998), bobsleigh (at Salt Lake City 2002) and most recently ski jumping (Sochi 2014). Underlining the IOC's commitment to promoting parity is the fact that the Winter Games now feature a number of mixed ...
Twenty-two years into their musical career, Sweden's Little Dragon is coming to Tucson. This upcoming show is the in first week of a tour that will take them throughout the US, Mexico and back to Europe. "We're trying to bring real energy on this tour," said Yukimi Nagano, the band's vocalist and ...
The debut docu, about the men's hockey tournament at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games when professional players participated in the Games for the first time, will be followed in the spring by La Lucha, directed by Peter Berg, about Cuban boxing legend and three-time Olympic gold medalist Teofilo ...

The stirring underdog story of the Czech Republic men's ice hockey team's shock victory at the 1998 Nagano Games kicks off new signature documentary series.
This Olympics marks the 20th anniversary of Michelle Kwan not winning the gold medal in ladies figure skating in Nagano. I'm sure that Tara Lipinski, who did win gold and became the youngest skater ever to do so, remembers this occasion differently. Kwan herself probably does, too. Kwan, for her part, ...

Heading into Nagano, Canada was the favorite to win gold, as the team won every competition in the year leading up to the event. The Americans, meanwhile, had come in second behind Canada in the games prior to the Olympics. Team USA did shock Canada in the final preliminary match of the ...
Twenty years ago, at the Nagano Olympics, one of the best ski racers in the sport's history Hermann Maier crashed in horrific fashion, a moment that was inprobably captured by a Sports Illustrated photographer. Then he got up and went on to win two gold medals. We revisit the memorable fall ... and the ...
NAGANO – Police investigating a fire that killed a housewife and two others in the city of Nagano suspect the woman was a victim of stalking, with the stalker possibly being one of the deceased. The Nagano Prefectural Police said the 41-year-old Filipino woman, Flora Cabornay, died in the hospital ...
Twenty years ago, Jonny Moseley skied to a gold medal in men's moguls at the 1998 Nagano Olympics after landing a 360 mute grab on the course's final jump. But it's about more than one gold medal, or one particular trick. It's about a moment and how that moment played a role in helping to shape the ...


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