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Rikuzentakata, Okuma remember disaster victims

Mar 11, 2013

Rikuzentakata, Okuma remember disaster victims

The municipal government of Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, held a memorial service Sunday for the more than 1,500 residents who died in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The ceremony was held at a local elementary school ahead of Monday’s second anniversary rites and was ...

Harumafuji lays down marker at spring basho

Mar 11, 2013

Harumafuji lays down marker at spring basho

Resurgent yokozuna Harumafuji picked up where he left off in January with a clinical win over komusubi Tochiozan on the opening day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in Osaka on Sunday. Harumafuji, who rebounded from a poor showing on his yokozuna debut in ...

Kizaki outlasts Noguchi to take Nagoya honors

Mar 11, 2013

Kizaki outlasts Noguchi to take Nagoya honors

Ryoko Kizaki stole Mizuki Noguchi’s thunder to win the Nagoya Women’s Marathon on Sunday, securing a spot on the Japan team for this summer’s world championships in Moscow in the process. All eyes were on Athens Olympics gold medalist Noguchi, who was making her ...