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Glitch strands luxury sleeper train during Nikko test run

Mar 22, 2017

Glitch strands luxury sleeper train during Nikko test run

Engine trouble stranded a luxury, all-suite sleeper train during a test run on the JR Nikko Line for four hours, affecting nearly 2,000 passengers on other trains, JR East said. The 10-car Train Suit Shiki-Shima was on a test run Monday when an engine ...

Abe, Merkel agree to work with U.S. to promote trade

/ Mar 22, 2017

Abe, Merkel agree to work with U.S. to promote trade

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed Monday that Japan and Europe should work together with the United States to promote free trade. “At a time when a protectionist movement is growing in the world, Japan and Europe must cooperate with ...

Mar 22, 2017

SDF peacekeepers' logs fiasco

Public trust in the Self-Defense Forces will be undermined if it turns out the SDF intentionally concealed its South Sudan peacekeeping records.

To be or not to be ... so it seems

Mar 22, 2017

To be or not to be ... so it seems

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John Caird is widely known as the co-director with fellow Englishman Trevor Nunn of “Les Miserables,” which opened in the West End 1985 and is still playing there in the longest-ever London run for a musical. However, Caird’s illustrious career as a writer and ...

Hall of Famer Sayers has dementia

/ Mar 22, 2017

Hall of Famer Sayers has dementia

Relatives of Pro Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers say the Chicago Bears legend has been diagnosed with dementia. His wife, Ardythe Sayers, tells The Kansas City Star that her 73-year-old husband was diagnosed four years ago and she blames Sayers’ football career. He ...

Tagonoura stablemates leading chase for title

/ Mar 22, 2017

Tagonoura stablemates leading chase for title

New yokozuna Kisenosato improved to 10-0 on Tuesday, the 10th day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, to retain his share of the lead with Tagonoura stablemate Takayasu. With five days left in the 15-day tourney at Edion Arena Osaka, Kisenosato, who won his ...

Players encouraged by growing interest in WBC

Mar 22, 2017

Players encouraged by growing interest in WBC

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Adam Jones on Saturday night in San Diego made the catch heard ’round the World Baseball Classic when he leapt against the wall to rob Manny Machado of a home run. It also was heard around America, where, gradually, the Classic is gaining steam ...