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27 articles published/printed


Nov 11, 2013

Diet OKs Abe-linked NHK board picks, raising specter of potential bias

The Diet has confirmed government-chosen nominees for leadership posts at public organizations, including NHK, with the picks for the public broadcaster’s board of governors seen as having close ties to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, triggering speculation he is seeking to consolidate his influence in ...

Yamanaka knocks out Guevara to retain bantamweight title

Nov 11, 2013

Yamanaka knocks out Guevara to retain bantamweight title

WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka defended his title for a fifth time with a ninth-round knockout of Mexican Alberto Guevara on Sunday in Tokyo. Japanese southpaw Yamanaka hit the challenger with a left hand — dubbed “God’s left” by his fans — 25 seconds ...

Japan's Brave Blossoms fall to Scotland

Nov 11, 2013

Japan's Brave Blossoms fall to Scotland

Japan wanted an idea of where they stand in world rugby. Saturday’s 42-17 defeat to Scotland at Murrayfield showed that while they have the ability to mix it with the big boys, they are still a way off breaking into the top 10. The ...

China's Wu hangs on for second JGTO tour victory

Nov 11, 2013

China's Wu hangs on for second JGTO tour victory

China’s Wu Ashun overcame a rough finish on a windy day to earn his second victory on Japan’s JGTO tour Sunday with his triumph in the Heiwa PGM Championship. Wu’s tee shot on No. 17 sailed to the left and led to a double ...

White and Davis win ice dance at NHK Trophy

Nov 11, 2013

White and Davis win ice dance at NHK Trophy

Two-time world champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States won the ice dance event at the NHK Trophy on Sunday. Davis and White, who had a comfortable nine-point lead after Saturday’s short dance, finished with 186.65 points after the free dance, ...