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Delisted Seibu Holdings back on TSE

Apr 24, 2014

Delisted Seibu Holdings back on TSE

Seibu Holdings Inc. made a solid return to the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, nearly a decade after its predecessor, Seibu Railway Co., was delisted from the bourse for falsifying financial statements in 2004. The holding company of Seibu Railway and ...

Minamisoma hospital reopens

Apr 24, 2014

Minamisoma hospital reopens

A municipal hospital reopened in this Fukushima Prefecture city Wednesday, three years after it closed due to the nuclear crisis at Tepco’s Fukushima No. 1 power plant. The Odaka hospital in Minamisoma is the first permanent medical institution that has reopened in any of ...

Pentagon shows off life-size robot

Apr 24, 2014

Pentagon shows off life-size robot

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got a firsthand look at a life-size robot Tuesday that resembles Hollywood’s Terminator, the latest experiment by the Pentagon’s high-tech researchers. But unlike the cinematic version, the hulking Atlas robot is designed not as a warrior, but as a ...

Israel in push to get Christians into army

Apr 24, 2014

Israel in push to get Christians into army

Israel said on Tuesday it was stepping up efforts to encourage military enlistment by Christian Arab citizens, a community long closer to the larger Muslim minority in identifying with the Palestinians. Israel’s Christian Arabs number about 160,000, some 2 percent of the Jewish state’s ...

Sailor's kin win boost in redress

Apr 24, 2014

Sailor's kin win boost in redress

The Tokyo High Court on Wednesday ordered the government and a former Maritime Self-Defense Force petty officer to pay more than ¥73 million in damages to the family of a seaman who committed suicide in 2004 — a figure markedly higher than the ¥4.4 ...

Satellite images show North Korea nuke test unlikely

Apr 24, 2014

Satellite images show North Korea nuke test unlikely

North Korea is unlikely to be ready to stage a nuclear test timed to coincide with U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Asia, a respected think tank said on Wednesday, based on its assessment of satellite imagery. Comments by South Korea’s Foreign Ministry on ...

Apr 24, 2014

Resuscitating Japan-China ties

It's high time leaders of Japan and China stopped fanning the flames of narrow-minded nationalism and started talking to each other in an effort to put bilateral relations back on track.

Tanaka wins Fenway debut

Apr 24, 2014

Tanaka wins Fenway debut

New York right-hander Masahiro Tanaka’s introduction to the rivalry between his new club and the Boston Red Sox was more ice than fire on Tuesday with 7⅓ cool innings in a 9-3 win on a rainy evening at storied Fenway Park. Tanaka (3-0) allowed ...

Nishikori returns from injury layoff with win

Apr 24, 2014

Nishikori returns from injury layoff with win

Kei Nishikori won his first clay match of the season returning from a three-week absence due to a groin injury with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Roberto Bautista Agut to reach the third-round of the Barcelona Open on Tuesday. The 24-year-old fourth-seeded Nishikori, ...

Hasegawa falls to Martinez in IBF super bantamweight title bout

Apr 24, 2014

Hasegawa falls to Martinez in IBF super bantamweight title bout

Challenger Hozumi Hasegawa missed out on becoming only the second Japanese boxer after Koki Kameda to win world titles in three different divisions on Wednesday, when he was beaten by IBF super bantamweight champion Kiko Martinez of Spain. The 33-year-old Hasegawa lost by technical ...

Kawakami avoids pitfalls in win over Tigers

Apr 24, 2014

Kawakami avoids pitfalls in win over Tigers

Chunichi’s former ace, Kenshin Kawakami, tiptoed successfully through a minefield he laid himself to work six scoreless innings in the Dragons’ 4-1 win over the Hanshin Tigers on Wednesday. Kawakami (1-2) allowed just three hits, but walked five batters and also hit one to ...

Cerezo, Sanfrecce reach knockout phase of ACL

Apr 24, 2014

Cerezo, Sanfrecce reach knockout phase of ACL

Reigning J. League champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima reached the knockout phase of the Asian Champions League for the first time on Wednesday with a 1-0 win over 10-man Central Coast Mariners of Australia in their final Group F game. Cerezo Osaka joined them in the ...

Wizards outlast Bulls in overtime to take 2-0 lead in series

Apr 24, 2014

Wizards outlast Bulls in overtime to take 2-0 lead in series

This one looked like it was slipping away from the Washington Wizards. Then, in a flash everything changed. Bradley Beal came on strong late in regulation to finish with 26 points, Nene scored six of his 17 points in overtime and the Wizards beat ...

Habs finish off series sweep of Lightning

Apr 24, 2014

Habs finish off series sweep of Lightning

The Montreal Canadiens swept their way into the second round of the NHL playoffs, and now look forward to some rest. The first team to advance, Montreal won the best-of-seven series with Tampa Bay 4-0 thanks to a 4-3 victory Tuesday night, and now ...

Giggs replaces Moyes for short term

Apr 24, 2014

Giggs replaces Moyes for short term

Ryan Giggs had almost become the forgotten man at Old Trafford this season. That’s about to change. In the most turbulent period at Manchester United in a generation, the club is turning to one of its greatest players to restore some order. Giggs was ...