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Anime teaching kids about A-bombs

Aug 07, 2014

Anime teaching kids about A-bombs

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Nearly 70 years after a U.S. atomic bomb laid waste to the city of Hiroshima, the attack continues to hold an important place in the psyche of its residents. Every year, the ceremony commemorating the Aug. 6 bombing and the people who perished is ...

Aum splinter group raided over unregistered travel agency

Aug 07, 2014

Aum splinter group raided over unregistered travel agency

Police on Wednesday searched eight offices and facilities related to the Aum Shinrikyo cult’s splinter group for allegedly running a travel agency without proper registration. Investigative sources said the group, called Hikari no Wa (The Circle of Rainbow Light), is suspected of planning and ...

Struggling Skymark Air reportedly to withdraw from Narita airport

Aug 07, 2014

Struggling Skymark Air reportedly to withdraw from Narita airport

Skymark Airlines Inc., Japan’s third-largest air carrier, is considering shutting down its operations at Narita International Airport in a bid to turn its business around, industry sources said Wednesday. The airline operates six daily domestic round-trip flights linking Narita with Sapporo, Yonago, Tottori Prefecture, ...

Hiroshima marks 69th anniversary of atomic bombing

Aug 07, 2014

Hiroshima marks 69th anniversary of atomic bombing

Hiroshima marked the 69th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing Wednesday, as survivors of the attack and others gathered at the city’s Peace Memorial Park early in the morning to pay their respects and to attend an annual ceremony commemorating the event. At the ...

Aug 07, 2014

Sasebo suspect reportedly kept cat head in fridge

The 16-year-old schoolgirl in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, who has reportedly confessed to killing and dismembering a classmate kept a severed cat head in her refrigerator, according to a media report. The teen was arrested last week on suspicion of murdering Aiwa Matsuo, 15, after ...

Aug 07, 2014

Neputa lantern lift apparatus kills festival participant

A man in his 40s who was participating in the Hirosaki Neputa Matsuri Festival in Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, was found apparently crushed to death Tuesday evening while getting a huge Neputa lantern ready for the parade, it was reported. The man was from the ...

Aug 07, 2014

Xi should push rule of law

If Chinese leader Xi Jinping is serious about enacting reforms, he should implement political and judiciary changes designed to strip the party of its privilege and firmly establish the rule of law.

Hawaii stocks up on water as two major storms loom

Aug 07, 2014

Hawaii stocks up on water as two major storms loom

Hawaii residents loaded up on bottled water and canned meat Tuesday in preparation for the unusual threat of a hurricane and tropical storm barreling toward the islands. Two big storms so close together in the Eastern Pacific are rare but not unexpected in years ...

Hyper Japan hails digital-age 'Genji' opera

Aug 07, 2014

Hyper Japan hails digital-age 'Genji' opera

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Modern technology and age-old tradition combined last week for the premiere run of an ambitious Japanese opera with a difference — one with no live singers, musicians or actors. That’s because the stars of “Vocaloid Opera Aoi with Bunraku Puppets” at Hyper Japan in ...

Leandro penalty guides Reysol past Argentine side Lanus

Aug 07, 2014

Leandro penalty guides Reysol past Argentine side Lanus

Brazilian striker Leandro set up the opener and scored a late penalty as Nabisco Cup holders Kashiwa Reysol kept the Suruga Bank Championship trophy in Japan with a 2-1 win over Copa Sudamericana champions Lanus of Argentina on Wednesday night. Kaoru Takayama gave Reysol ...

Solid pitching, 15-hit attack carry BayStars past Giants

Aug 07, 2014

Solid pitching, 15-hit attack carry BayStars past Giants

Right-hander Shun Yamaguchi held Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants to an unearned run over six innings, and veteran Hitoshi Tamura hit a two-run homer on Wednesday as the Yokohama BayStars beat the Giants 6-2. Yamaguchi (4-3), the BayStars former closer, allowed four hits and a ...

Avila home run lifts Tigers

Aug 07, 2014

Avila home run lifts Tigers

David Price gave his new team a chance to win. Later, his catcher delivered the deciding stroke. Price struck out 10 in his Detroit debut and was long gone when Alex Avila homered in the 12th inning to lift the Tigers over the New ...

Spurs hire Hammon as NBA's first full-time female coach

Aug 07, 2014

Spurs hire Hammon as NBA's first full-time female coach

As a 168-cm point guard, decorated WNBA veteran Becky Hammon has never had the experience of shattering a backboard with a dunk. She’s busting through the glass ceiling instead. The San Antonio Spurs hired Hammon as an assistant coach on Tuesday, making her the ...

Bosch will plead guilty to charges

Aug 07, 2014

Bosch will plead guilty to charges

The former clinic owner accused of selling performance-enhancing drugs to Alex Rodriguez has agreed to plead guilty in what prosecutors called a wide-ranging conspiracy to distribute steroids to both major league ballplayers and high school athletes. The charges filed Tuesday against former Biogenesis of ...

Browns wear boxing gloves

Aug 07, 2014

Browns wear boxing gloves

The Browns are ready to rumble. To prepare for the NFL’s crackdown on defensive holding this season, the team is making its cornerbacks and safeties wear boxing gloves during training camp practices. The smaller, mittenlike gloves — used by kickboxers and in mixed martial ...