Jan 31, 2015

Fernandez claims third straight title

Spain’s Javier Fernandez won his third straight European figure skating gold on Friday with a free program that had some technical faults but never faltered on verve. Fernandez’s consistently vivid skate to music from “The Barber of Seville” began with an attention-getting strong quad ...

Jan 31, 2015

Suntory, NEC book All-Japan spots

Suntory Sungoliath and NEC Green Rockets both ensured on Saturday that their seasons would last at least one more game as they booked their spots in the All-Japan Championship. Suntory downed Ricoh Black Rams 42-14, while NEC beat NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes 33-10 in ...

Jan 31, 2015

Tiger shoots 82, misses cut in AZ

Tiger Woods never shot a score this high in his 1,267 official rounds as a pro. He never looked more lost on a golf course. Woods hit wedges fat and thin, but never close. He hit one drive into the water, another into the ...

Jan 31, 2015

French tourists arrested for photos 'au naturel' at Angkor Wat

Three male French tourists in their early twenties have been arrested by Cambodian authorities for taking nude photos of each other inside the famed Angkor Wat temple complex, a UNESCO World Heritage site, officials said. The three were discovered inside the Banteay Kdei Temple ...

Jan 31, 2015

Too few people to protect kids

Many people in Japan are shocked when they find out how overworked and overextended the nation's network of social workers for protecting children is.

Jan 31, 2015

Japanese talent needs grooming

Japan recently ranked No. 20 worldwide in a business school survey of competitiveness and worker quality. That's not terrible, but it does reveal a lack of readiness for the future global economy.