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Feb 12, 2013

North Korea appears to have conducted nuclear test: Yonhap report

An artificial earthquake has been detected in North Korea, in a possible indication that the country has carried out its third underground nuclear test, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported Tuesday morning. Yonhap said a magnitude 5.1 artificial quake was detected in North Korea ...

Feb 12, 2013

Asia-Pacific military exercise kicks off in northern Thailand

A large-scale military training exercise began Monday in northern Thailand involving 13,000 personnel from the United States and six Asian countries — Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and the host nation. Adm. Samuel Locklear, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, said at an ...

World's biggest tall ship docks in Nagasaki

Feb 12, 2013

World's biggest tall ship docks in Nagasaki

A Russian tall ship recognized as the world’s biggest sail ship arrived in Nagasaki on Monday during its first round-the-world voyage since its construction in 1921. About 160 trainees and crew members of the four-masted Sedov were welcomed with a traditional dragon dance performance ...

Feb 12, 2013

Kagawa watches from stands as United widen Premiership lead

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson kept Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa in the stands Sunday as the Premier League leaders prevailed 2-0 at home over Everton. It was the first time Kagawa, who had just returned from Japan after Wednesday’s friendly against Latvia in ...

Legendary judo teacher Fukuda dies at 99

Feb 12, 2013

Legendary judo teacher Fukuda dies at 99

Keiko Fukuda, the first woman to earn a ninth-dan ranking in judo from the Kodokan, died at her home in San Francisco on Saturday at the age of 99. Born in April 1913, Fukuda’s grandfather was a practitioner of jujutsu and one of the ...

Feb 12, 2013

Coaches in two other sports admit seeing physical abuse: survey

In the wake of claims of physical and verbal abuse made by national women’s judo team members, a Kyodo News survey on Sunday found that training staff in two additional sports admitting knowing of physical abuse. In a questionnaire distributed to coaches and development ...