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61 articles published/printed


Vietnam vet recalls victory at Dien Bien Phu

May 05, 2014

Vietnam vet recalls victory at Dien Bien Phu

One of Vietnam’s last surviving veterans of the battle of Dien Bien Phu recounts with pride the day in May 1954 when, at just 19 years old, he captured the commander of the French colonial forces. Hoang Dang Vinh’s display of military prowess earned ...

ISS skipper plays 'sho' in space

May 05, 2014

ISS skipper plays 'sho' in space

A group of students played ancient Japanese court music with the captain of the International Space Station early Saturday morning as part of a NASA school education program. Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata, 50, played a reed instrument known as the “sho” with around 10 ...

May 05, 2014

A call for more female execs

The influential Keidanren business lobby asks member firms to compile plans for promoting women to executive posts so it can put them on its website.

May 05, 2014

The U.S. balancing act in Asia

U.S. President Barack Obama sailed rough waters during his recent trip through four Asian countries, trying to reaffirm Washington's security commitments in the region without antagonizing Beijing.

A dog named Oboro: Tell me about it

| May 05, 2014

A dog named Oboro: Tell me about it

When life weighs heavy and you're tired of two-way talk, there is nothing better to come home to than someone you can throw your arms around, snuggle up against and talk your heart out to. This golden retriever is perfect for just that.

Clippers eliminate Warriors in sensational Game 7 duel

May 05, 2014

Clippers eliminate Warriors in sensational Game 7 duel

The Los Angeles Clippers persevered through seven exhausting playoff games over two distressing weeks, and they emerged from all the tumult with their championship dreams intact. Blake Griffin scored 24 points, Chris Paul had 22 points and 14 assists, and the Clippers outlasted the ...

Carp batters prop up Maeda in win over BayStars

May 05, 2014

Carp batters prop up Maeda in win over BayStars

Shogo Kimura hit a tiebreaking single and Ryuhei Matsuyama had a two-run homer to help make a winner of Kenta Maeda as the Hiroshima Carp beat the Yokohama BayStars 5-2 on Sunday afternoon. It was the 20th victory of the year for the Central ...

Fenomeno defends Tenno-sho crown

May 05, 2014

Fenomeno defends Tenno-sho crown

Fenomeno won the spring Tenno-sho for the second straight year on Sunday with jockey Masayoshi Ebina repeating last year’s triumph for his third victory in the race. Fenomono, the fourth favorite, completed the 3,200 meters over turf at Kyoto Racecourse in 3 minutes, 15.1 ...

Magic of Bannister's achievement endures

May 05, 2014

Magic of Bannister's achievement endures

Sixty years later, Roger Bannister is busy reliving the four minutes that still endure as a transcendent moment in sports history. It was on a wet, blustery spring day — May 6, 1954 — that the lanky English medical student became the first runner ...

Brex beat Alvark to tie semifinal series

May 05, 2014

Brex beat Alvark to tie semifinal series

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The Brex players gave it their all for the entire game, and sent their loyal fans nuts with an emotional victory. Guard Hironori Watanabe had a team-high 23 points, going 3-for-6 from outside the 3-point arc, and veteran big man Daiji Yamada gave the ...

Iwakuma wins season debut after return from injury

May 05, 2014

Iwakuma wins season debut after return from injury

Hisashi Iwakuma won his season debut Saturday, pitching 6⅔ innings to help the Seattle Mariners beat the host Houston Astros 9-8. Iwakuma missed more than a month at the start of the season with a torn extensor tendon in his right middle finger, but ...

Kennedy gives Niigata edge over Shinshu

May 05, 2014

Kennedy gives Niigata edge over Shinshu

by Ed Odeven

Thomas Kennedy thrived in pressure-packed games for the Yokohama B-Corsairs last season en route to the franchise’s bj-league championship. This season, his role as a go-to scorer has seen him suit up for the Shimane Susanoo Magic (10 games), followed by a 14-game stint ...