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Government eyes self-driving car guidelines in fiscal 2017

/ Feb 18, 2017

Government eyes self-driving car guidelines in fiscal 2017

The government plans to compile guidelines for self-driving cars in fiscal 2017 starting April 1 as it prepares to rework the existing legal framework ahead of the rollout of such vehicles, officials said Thursday. Japan is seeking to promote the spread of automated driving ...

Seagrass decline seen jeopardizing human, coral health

/ Feb 18, 2017

Seagrass decline seen jeopardizing human, coral health

Underwater meadows of seagrass offer important protection against pollution to both humans and coral reefs, but are in jeopardy worldwide due to climate change, sewage and agricultural runoff, researchers said Thursday. Places with healthy seagrass — where sponges, clams, small fish and other filter ...

Mikuni Stadium highlights J. League agenda

/ Feb 18, 2017

Mikuni Stadium highlights J. League agenda

Stadium are more than just places to play. They also have the potential to revitalize communities. The J. League understands this and has encouraged its domestic professional clubs and local administrations to build better, more attractive venues. Last year, Suita City Football Stadium, widely ...

Kanamaru sparks SeaHorses in rout of Levanga

/ Feb 18, 2017

Kanamaru sparks SeaHorses in rout of Levanga

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The SeaHorses Mikawa delivered an impressive all-around performance, hammering the visiting Levanga Hokkaido 89-72 on Friday night. The title-chasing SeaHorses (27-8) shot 50.7 percent from the field. Sharpshooter Kosuke Kanamaru led the hosts’ high-performance offensive output, putting 33 points on the board. Kanamaru made ...

Smile Japan aims for more glory

/ Feb 18, 2017

Smile Japan aims for more glory

Having achieved its main objective of the season by qualifying for next year’s Olympics, the women’s national ice hockey team, Smile Japan, turns its attention to the Asian Winter Games. On Sunday, the women completed a clean sweep of their final Olympic qualifying pool ...

Win a free copy of 'Team Brian 300-Point Legend'

Feb 18, 2017

Win a free copy of 'Team Brian 300-Point Legend'

The Japan Times is offering several readers the chance to win a copy of the recently released Japanese book “Team Brian 300-Point Legend” about coach Brian Orser’s experiences teaching Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu and two-time world titlist Javier Fernandez. Orser, a two-time Olympic silver ...

Ibrahimovic nets hat trick as Man United rolls

Feb 18, 2017

Ibrahimovic nets hat trick as Man United rolls

The goals continued to flow for Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic and AS Roma’s Edin Dzeko as they bagged hat-tricks to help their teams take commanding leads in the first legs of their Europa League last 32 ties on Thursday. United swept aside St. Etienne ...