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'Gourmet' comic stokes Fukushima ire

May 13, 2014

'Gourmet' comic stokes Fukushima ire

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The popular manga series “Oishinbo” came under fire again Monday after a character based on a real-life former mayor refers to Fukushima Prefecture in its latest issue as unlivable because of the radiation leaking from the ruined power plant there. The Fukushima Prefectural Government ...

ASEAN balks on singling out China in communique

May 13, 2014

ASEAN balks on singling out China in communique

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told Southeast Asian leaders that China is slandering his country and committing dangerous violations in disputed waters, but the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) group refrained from criticizing Beijing in a summit communique released Monday. Southeast ...

Beijing gets armed police strike force

May 13, 2014

Beijing gets armed police strike force

Beijing launched armed police patrols Monday to handle violent incidents in the capital, city authorities said, three weeks ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown and after a series of attacks on civilians. The armed division, which has 150 vehicles, aims to ...

Samsung chairman stable after hospitalization for heart attack

May 13, 2014

Samsung chairman stable after hospitalization for heart attack

Samsung Electronics Co. Chairman Lee Kun-hee was hospitalized in stable condition at a Seoul hospital Sunday after suffering a heart attack, the company said in a statement. Lee, 72, was rushed to a hospital near his home in central Seoul late Saturday after experiencing ...

Police arrest bus hijacker in Miyazaki Prefecture

May 13, 2014

Police arrest bus hijacker in Miyazaki Prefecture

Police arrested a 45-year-old unemployed man who had hijacked a local bus Monday after he allowed the driver to use a convenience store toilet in Ebino, Miyazaki Prefecture. Seiichi Sato was arrested in the early Monday morning on charges of holding the driver and ...

May 13, 2014

Making drug studies objective

To ensure neutrality in the process of conducting clinical studies of drugs already on the market, the government needs to expand support for medical researchers so that they don't have to depend on funds from the pharmaceutical industry.

Rangers win sets up Game 7 clash

May 13, 2014

Rangers win sets up Game 7 clash

If Martin St. Louis wasn’t a fan favorite during his first two months with the New York Rangers, he certainly became one during a very emotional weekend. St. Louis came to New York in March in a deal in which popular team captain Ryan ...

Injured Nishikori pulls out of Rome Masters

May 13, 2014

Injured Nishikori pulls out of Rome Masters

Beaten-down 10th seed Kei Nishikori withdrew as expected from the Rome Masters on Monday with the lower-back complaint which plagued him in his weekend Madrid final loss to Rafael Nadal. Nishikori, the first player from Japan to break into the ATP top 10 as ...

Kakuryu survives test; Harumafuji gets win

May 13, 2014

Kakuryu survives test; Harumafuji gets win

Newly promoted yokozuna Kakuryu used his quick reflexes to dispose of giant-killer Yoshikaze while Harumafuji escaped a second consecutive defeat by the skin of his teeth with a close win over Aoiyama at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Although the nerves were ...

Streaking Grouses advance to first Final Four

May 13, 2014

Streaking Grouses advance to first Final Four

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Maybe 13 is a lucky number after all. The Toyama Grouses rolled to their 13th consecutive victory on Sunday afternoon, earning a trip to the bj-league’s Final Four for the first time in franchise history. Coach Bob Nash’s club defeated the Niigata Albirex BB ...

Former Texas players fuel Red Sox victory

May 13, 2014

Former Texas players fuel Red Sox victory

Boston Red Sox right-hander John Lackey felt right at home, putting on his boots and a wide-brim cowboy hat after another solid outing. With the Lone Star State native on the mound and a couple of former Rangers catchers getting run-producing hits, the Red ...

Zaccheroni chooses Okubo for World Cup

May 13, 2014

Zaccheroni chooses Okubo for World Cup

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Striker Yoshito Okubo claimed a place in Japan’s World Cup squad after more than two years in the international wilderness as manager Alberto Zaccheroni named his 23-man selection on Monday. Kawasaki Frontale forward Okubo started all four of Japan’s games at the 2010 World ...

Nadal wins Madrid Open after Nishikori retires

May 13, 2014

Nadal wins Madrid Open after Nishikori retires

Rafael Nadal finally won another clay-court title, although not in a manner that alleviated any concerns about his recent form on his favorite surface. The top-ranked Spaniard won his fourth Madrid Open on Sunday after Kei Nishikori was forced to withdraw with a hip ...