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Tokyo Olympic torch relay tasked with uniting disaster-hit regions

Apr 22, 2017

Tokyo Olympic torch relay tasked with uniting disaster-hit regions

With the 2020 Tokyo Games dubbed the Olympics to help reconstruct disaster-hit regions, torch relay organizers are tasked with providing a genuine sense of involvement for people still finding their way back to normality. Starting discussions in February, organizers decided the best way to ...

Moritomo Gakuen applies for bankruptcy protection

Apr 22, 2017

Moritomo Gakuen applies for bankruptcy protection

The troubled Osaka school operator at the center of national political scrutiny applied for protection from creditors on Friday via court-mediated rehabilitation. The links alleged between nationalism-espousing school firm Moritomo Gakuen and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife, Akie, who promoted it, have ...

Goodbye Lenin? Russian lawmakers introduce law to get him buried

Apr 22, 2017

Goodbye Lenin? Russian lawmakers introduce law to get him buried

The embalmed corpse of Vladimir Lenin has lain in a mausoleum on Red Square since his death in 1924 but now, a century after the revolution he spearheaded, legislation designed to turf him out has been introduced into the Russian parliament. The communist party, ...

Swallows' Ishikawa keeps Carp in check

/ Apr 22, 2017

Swallows' Ishikawa keeps Carp in check

Tokyo Yakult Swallows ace Masanori Ishikawa allowed just a run in seven innings on Friday in a 3-1 win over the Hiroshima Carp, who lost their third straight game. Ishikawa (2-1) gave up six hits, five of them singles, and a walk, while striking ...

Huge rally carries Cavs past Pacers

/ Apr 22, 2017

Huge rally carries Cavs past Pacers

LeBron James celebrated another milestone with the greatest second-half comeback in playoff history. Win one more at Indiana, the four-time MVP will be crowned king of the first round. James scored 41 points while padding his postseason resume with yet another triple-double, leading defending ...

United reaches Europa League semis but loses Ibrahimovic

Apr 22, 2017

United reaches Europa League semis but loses Ibrahimovic

Manchester United reached the Europa League semifinals for the first time after beating Anderlecht 2-1 on Thursday, but at the cost of a potentially serious injury to Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The talismanic Swede, 35, had to go off after damaging his right knee late in ...