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A-bombed cities don't buy Abe vow

| Aug 11, 2013

A-bombed cities don't buy Abe vow

by Mai Iida

Is Prime Minister Shinzo Abe truly willing to play an active role in ridding the world of nuclear arms? That was the question posed by atomic bomb survivors, mayors and peace activists at a series of events Tuesday and Friday commemorating the 68th anniversary ...

Heat wave sends mercury soaring past 40 degrees

Aug 11, 2013

Heat wave sends mercury soaring past 40 degrees

A severe heat wave struck the Japanese archipelago Saturday, topping the 40-degree mark for the first time in six years and nearing 41 degrees in western regions, the Meteorological Agency reported. The city of Shimanto in Kochi Prefecture recorded the day’s highest temperature, at ...

Putin taken to task on soured U.S. relations

Aug 11, 2013

Putin taken to task on soured U.S. relations

Vladimir Putin’s Russia has slid back toward the suspicions and mistrust of the Cold War contest with the United States, U.S. President Barack Obama said Friday, adding that it is appropriate to “reassess” a relationship that has been damaged most recently by the case ...

Aussie opposition regains poll lead

Aug 11, 2013

Aussie opposition regains poll lead

Australia’s opposition has regained the lead over Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s government, with 52 percent of respondents in an opinion poll published Saturday saying they will support the coalition in the Sept. 7 national election. The ruling Labor Party had a 48 percent share ...

Aug 11, 2013

Obama vows to tweak NSA spy programs

U.S. President Barack Obama says he will pursue reforms to open the legal proceedings surrounding government surveillance programs to greater scrutiny.

Aug 11, 2013

Why Mr. Silver is golden

American guru of statistical analytics Nate Silver, a winner in predicting political race outcomes, has removed his star from The New York Times to move to ESPN.

Seven years on, and everyone's itching for more

Aug 11, 2013

Seven years on, and everyone's itching for more

by Nobuko Tanaka

To date, including his all-male production of “The Merchant of Venice” that’s set to run next month at Sainokuni Saitama Arts Theater outside Tokyo, Yukio Ninagawa will have staged 29 of the 38 plays attributed to William Shakespeare — and his ambition to direct ...

Olympic star Nagai returning to Grampus on loan

Aug 11, 2013

Olympic star Nagai returning to Grampus on loan

The general manager of J. League first-division side Nagoya Grampus revealed Saturday that Japan Olympic striker Kensuke Nagai is in the process of returning to the team from Belgian side Standard Liege. Nagai moved to Standard in January on a full transfer and is ...

Kakitani lifts Cerezo over Ardija

Aug 11, 2013

Kakitani lifts Cerezo over Ardija

Yoichiro Kakitani celebrated his Japan call-up in style by scoring a first-half brace and creating a third in Cerezo Osaka’s comprehensive 3-0 victory over Omiya Ardija on Saturday. In one of the hottest parts of the country on the hottest day of the year, ...

Fukushi wins marathon bronze as Kiplagat retains title

Aug 11, 2013

Fukushi wins marathon bronze as Kiplagat retains title

Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat became the first woman to retain the marathon world title when she eased home on Saturday to earn the first gold medal on the opening day of the World Athletics Championships. The 33-year-old — only 20th in the Olympics last year ...