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Typhoon drenches Shikoku area

Aug 04, 2014

Typhoon drenches Shikoku area

A typhoon that traveled north from the Yellow Sea brought heavy rain to Japan on Sunday, mainly in the Shikoku area. Since the 12th typhoon of the year is expected to move slowly, it could cause sporadic outbursts of rain until Monday. The Meteorological ...

Headhunter goes global

| Aug 04, 2014

Headhunter goes global

by Sayuri Daimon

If Yohei Shibasaki hadn’t previously worked for Sony Corp., the giant that once dominated the global electronics industry, his 7-year-old human resources firm might not have grown so fast. “Don’t just look at the Japanese market, but always target the global market. Offer innovative ...

Abe talks up trade ties with Latin American alliance

Aug 04, 2014

Abe talks up trade ties with Latin American alliance

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed eagerness Saturday to bolster economic and trade ties with the four Latin American nations that make up the Pacific Alliance, after accelerating the conclusion of a free trade agreement with Colombia. “Let’s strengthen economic relations between Japan and Latin ...

Nepal landslide death toll likely to exceed 100

Aug 04, 2014

Nepal landslide death toll likely to exceed 100

Fresh rainfall was hampering a search Sunday for scores of villagers believed to be buried by a massive landslide in northern Nepal, where army troops used explosives to blast a river blockage in an attempt to release a dangerous water buildup. Police said eight ...

Israeli soldier thought captured is declared dead

Aug 04, 2014

Israeli soldier thought captured is declared dead

An Israeli soldier the military feared had been abducted by Palestinian gunmen in a firefight that shattered a temporary cease-fire in Gaza has been declared dead, ending what could have been a nightmare scenario for Israel hours after it signaled it plans to scale ...

| Aug 04, 2014

Abe's hollow Asia diplomacy

The Asia diplomacy — aka China-containment policy — of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is showing signs of falling apart amid irritation among Southeast Asian countries over the slow pace at which Abe's promises of assistance, equipment, and acceptance of foreign workers are being carried ...

Aug 04, 2014

Ebola stalks West Africa

The current outbreak of the highly lethal Ebola virus in western Africa has defied the usual trajectory of its spread and has many officials worried as a result.

Aug 04, 2014

Japan has a word to add about teaching math

by Walt Gardner

Before critics conclude that Americans suffer from an incurable case of innumeracy, they might want to ask if the long-standing poor performance of U.S. students in international math test competition, compared with Japanese students, is the result of the way the subject is taught ...

Reed, Strahan lead Hall class

Aug 04, 2014

Reed, Strahan lead Hall class

Receiver Andre Reed delivered the emotion and managed to hook up for one more catch from quarterback Jim Kelly on the Pro Football Hall of Fame stage. And leave it to Michael Strahan and his familiar gap-toothed grin for bringing the laughs in closing ...

Record crowd sees Man United win

Aug 04, 2014

Record crowd sees Man United win

Manchester United thrilled a record crowd with a brilliant opening goal — and even Cristiano Ronaldo’s unexpected entrance proved futile for Real Madrid. Ashley Young scored twice in the first half, and United beat Madrid 3-1 on Saturday in front of 109,318 fans at ...

Lester sharp in A's debut

Aug 04, 2014

Lester sharp in A's debut

Jon Lester took the mound in a different uniform and, for the first time in his major league career, felt just slightly out of place. Quickly enough, he put aside the newness of pitching for Oakland — and the expectations that he’ll help lead ...

Dodgers down Cubs in 12th on Ramirez's 3-run HR

Aug 04, 2014

Dodgers down Cubs in 12th on Ramirez's 3-run HR

Hanley Ramirez hit a three-run homer in the 12th inning to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night. Dee Gordon hit a two-out single against Blake Parker (1-1), stole his major league-leading 51st base and ...

Bolt anchors Jamaica to gold in 4x100m relay

Aug 04, 2014

Bolt anchors Jamaica to gold in 4x100m relay

On a wet track following torrential rain, Usain Bolt gave the Commonwealth Games a display of showmanship and speed as he anchored Jamaica’s 4×100-meter relay team to gold and glory on Saturday. Jamaica raced ahead of England in a games-record 37.58 seconds as the ...