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Heavy snow cuts power, disrupts transport along Sea of Japan coast

Feb 11, 2017

Heavy snow cuts power, disrupts transport along Sea of Japan coast

Heavy snow plastered much of the Sea of Japan coast on Friday as a cold wave hit the archipelago, disrupting transportation and causing power outages. The Meteorological Agency warned the snowfall could continue through Sunday and spread to the Pacific coast. In Kurayoshi, Tottori ...

Business leaders critical of Abe's overtures to Trump

/ Feb 11, 2017

Business leaders critical of Abe's overtures to Trump

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Senior business leaders, former diplomats and government advisers, and national security experts Friday warned that while Japan’s relationship with the United States is the foundation for regional security, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s attempts to forge a close relationship with U.S. President Donald Trump carried ...

Ground-breaking ceremony held for new Yamanote Line station

Feb 11, 2017

Ground-breaking ceremony held for new Yamanote Line station

Work commenced Friday on a new station for the Yamanote Line, the first addition to central Tokyo’s loop line since 1971. East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) and the Urban Renaissance Agency, an affiliate of the infrastructure ministry, held a groundbreaking ceremony for the ...

Japan storms past Iran in exhibition series opener

Feb 11, 2017

Japan storms past Iran in exhibition series opener

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The Japan men’s national team knocked down 12 3-pointers and forced 19 turnovers en route to an 85-74 victory over Iran in the opener of a two-game exhibition series on Friday night in Sapporo. Interim head coach Luka Pavicevic’s team shot 52.2 percent (12-for-23) ...

Yamanaka receives JBC's Boxer of the Year award

/ Feb 11, 2017

Yamanaka receives JBC's Boxer of the Year award

Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka was named the 2016 Boxer of the Year on Friday by the Japan Boxing Commission. Yamanaka, who also won the annual award three years ago, is second only to former WBA light flyweight champ Yoko Gushiken (13) in ...