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One-fifth in H.K. 'living in poverty'

Sep 29, 2013

One-fifth in H.K. 'living in poverty'

A fifth of Hong Kong’s population is living in poverty, underscoring the challenge Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying faces in seeking to narrow a record wealth gap. About 1.3 million people, or 19.6 percent of the population, were below the poverty line last year, according ...

Google Maps naming policy prompts Japan to request home page bans

Sep 29, 2013

Google Maps naming policy prompts Japan to request home page bans

The government has asked local authorities and state-run universities not to post maps provided by Google Inc. on their websites because some of them include foreign place names that undermine Japan’s territorial claims, sources said Saturday. In dispute are the South Korean-controlled islets in ...

George Washington library opens at Mount Vernon

Sep 29, 2013

George Washington library opens at Mount Vernon

George Washington, the first president of the United States, was finally honored with a library Friday, more than 200 years after the end of his tenure. The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington was inaugurated at the Founding Father’s ...

Obama, Rouhani speak in historic call

Sep 29, 2013

Obama, Rouhani speak in historic call

U.S. President Barack Obama and his Iranian counterpart hold the first direct contact between leaders of their estranged nations since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Camera artist casts new light on Jomon millennia

Sep 29, 2013

Camera artist casts new light on Jomon millennia

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The Jomon Period of Japanese history is so shrouded in the mists of time that any bid to fathom its secrets stretches even the usual bounds of prehistoric archeology. Yet as amateurs and experts alike have continued unearthing examples of Jomon pottery and stone ...

Solitude is where you find it

| Sep 29, 2013

Solitude is where you find it

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Under cartoon-blue skies washed by early-autumn typhoons, I stand at Sendaizaka-ue (summit of Sendaizaka Slope) in Tokyo’s Minato Ward. Sendaizaka was named for daimyo lords from Edo Period (1603-1867) Sendai, now in Miyagi Prefecture, who maintained a yashiki (suburban home) on the slope that ...

Biography of Masaoka Shiki excels in the expanded details

Sep 29, 2013

Biography of Masaoka Shiki excels in the expanded details

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Haiku, the short Japanese poem now proliferating overseas, scarcely needs an introduction anymore. Its three great pillars, widely read even in translation, are the poets Matsuo Basho (1641-1694), its first creator, then Yosa Buson (1716-1784) and Kobayashi Issa (1763-1828), who renewed it. THE WINTER ...

Kvitova bests Kerber in three sets to win Pan Pacific title

Sep 29, 2013

Kvitova bests Kerber in three sets to win Pan Pacific title

Seventh seed Petra Kvitova defeated Angelique Kerber in three sets to win the Pan Pacific Open on Saturday at Ariake Colosseum. Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, won 6-2, 0-6, 6-3 over fifth-seeded Kerber in 1 hour, 39 minutes to claim the tournament title for ...

Sep 29, 2013

Alvark beat Brex to get NBL up and running

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The Toyota Motors Alvark Tokyo got off to a strong start in the inaugural National Basketball League as they prevailed both offensively and defensively in a 86-78 victory over the Link Tochigi Brex at Yoyogi National Gymnasium No. 2 on Saturday. Sixth man Keijuro ...

Hakuho tops Kisenosato for 27th crown of career

Sep 29, 2013

Hakuho tops Kisenosato for 27th crown of career

Yokozuna Hakuho outflanked nemesis Kisenosato to capture his 27th career title with a day to spare at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. The Mongolian won his fourth consecutive championship, moving him within four of yokozuna great Chiyonofuji’s hallowed mark of 31 career ...

Ino goes distance as BayStars rout Giants

Sep 29, 2013

Ino goes distance as BayStars rout Giants

Rookie Shoichi Ino threw his first career complete game, Takayuki Kajitani hit a two-run homer in a seven-run fourth inning, and the Yokohama BayStars routed the Central League champion Yomiuri Giants 7-2 on Saturday. Ino (5-7) yielded two runs on four hits over nine ...

Sato stunner helps Sanfrecce close gap on Marinos

Sep 29, 2013

Sato stunner helps Sanfrecce close gap on Marinos

Hisato Sato scored a stunning first-half strike and reigning J. League champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima closed the gap on leaders Yokohama F. Marinos to two points with a 2-0 win away to Sagan Tosu on Saturday. Sato opened the scoring after 23 minutes with his ...