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It's a kid's world at Festa 2013

Sep 01, 2013

It's a kid's world at Festa 2013

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Children enjoyed intercultural experiences ranging from Thai vegetable carving to learning Sri Lanka’s Sinhala alphabet Saturday in Tokyo. Children’s International Festa 2013, held at Yebisu Garden Place in Shibuya Ward, provided kids with opportunities to learn about different cultures around the world through hands-on ...

Strong words signal U.S. strike on Syria coming

Sep 01, 2013

Strong words signal U.S. strike on Syria coming

President Barack Obama said the United States was weighing “limited, narrow” action against Syria as U.N. inspectors left the country Saturday and opened a window into a possible strike. Obama emphasized he had made no “final decision” on unleashing airstrikes against the regime of ...

With vote, U.K. sheds image as U.S. lapdog

| Sep 01, 2013

With vote, U.K. sheds image as U.S. lapdog

Lap dogs no more! After the British Parliament’s decision to reject taking part in any U.S.-led strike against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, that victory cry rang out Friday from many quarters of the nation. For those who smarted at the memory ...

Events held to promote '20 Games

Sep 01, 2013

Events held to promote '20 Games

A swimming and running race and a walking event to view venues related to the 1964 Tokyo Olympics were held Saturday to promote Tokyo’s bid to host the 2020 Summer Games ahead of the crucial vote Sept. 7 in Buenos Aires. About 200 people ...

Disaster drill held to prepare for Nankai quake

Sep 01, 2013

Disaster drill held to prepare for Nankai quake

A disaster drill for the anticipated major earthquake in central to western Japan was held Saturday with about 4,200 people taking part at numerous locations. Self-Defense Forces planes and helicopters were used to simulate transporting injured people from airports in the region to cities ...

Venice gondola death spurs Grand Canal revamp

Sep 01, 2013

Venice gondola death spurs Grand Canal revamp

Venice has teemed with boats for centuries, but a tragic gondola death has stirred anger on the canals and could change the face of the floating city’s most famous waterway. The tourist’s funeral was held Friday in Germany accompanied by a delegation of gondoliers, ...

Sep 01, 2013

Secret documents detail U.S. war in cyberspace

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The Obama administration's cyber operations sometimes involve what one leaked budget document calls "field operations" abroad, commonly with the help of CIA operatives or clandestine military forces, "to physically place hardware implants or software modifications."

Naoto Kan speaks out

| Sep 01, 2013

Naoto Kan speaks out

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Naoto Kan took his first steps in the world of politics around 40 years ago as a pugnacious citizen-activist, admonishing those with power as only those without it can. He likes to say he’s the same man now, but of course there’s an irony ...

Treats galore in summertime Sapporo

Sep 01, 2013

Treats galore in summertime Sapporo

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I barely recognize Sapporo’s Odori Park clothed in its summer coat of flowers. The last time I journeyed north to Hokkaido, this dozen-block strip of land running straight as a die through the middle of its capital city was sporting massive artistic creations fashioned ...

Sep 01, 2013

Shimane parts ways with big man Singleton

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The Shimane Susanoo Magic on Friday announced recently signed center Rashaad Singleton will not play for the bj-league team this season, citing family issues as the reason. The team news release contradicts what this newspaper uncovered during interviews with several league sources this past ...

After early blunder, Settsu settles down, stifles Eagles

Sep 01, 2013

After early blunder, Settsu settles down, stifles Eagles

Tadashi Settsu overcame a dicey first inning to last seven frames and pick up the victory as the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks defeated the Pacific League-leading Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 9-2 on Saturday afternoon. Settsu (14-5) surrendered a home run to light-hitting Takero Okajima on ...

Reds gain ground in J.League title race

Sep 01, 2013

Reds gain ground in J.League title race

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Urawa Reds made up ground in the J.League title race with a 1-0 win over Albirex Niigata as front-runners Yokohama F. Marinos and Sanfrecce Hiroshima both lost on Saturday night. Urawa went into the match at Saitama Stadium trailing first-place Marinos by four points ...