Oh's career about more than records

Sep 1, 2015

Oh's career about more than records

With his prolific home run output rewriting the record books, Sadaharu Oh inspired a nation enjoying rapid economic expansion and subsequent stable growth in the 1960s and 1970s. The national commotion in Japan over his home runs peaked on Sept. 3, 1977, when Oh ...

All Blacks assume familiar favorites tag at World Cup

Sep 1, 2015

All Blacks assume familiar favorites tag at World Cup

That New Zealand has been the team to beat ahead of every World Cup has long been accepted by the rest of the international rugby community. But that the All Blacks have managed, for the time being at least, to defy conventional medicine by ...

Williams breezes into second round in NYC

Sep 1, 2015

Williams breezes into second round in NYC

Even before Serena Williams set foot in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday night, her path through the U.S. Open to complete a true Grand Slam became a lot easier thanks to losses by other top women. And when it was the No. 1-seeded American’s ...

Nishikori loses in first round of U.S. Open

Sep 1, 2015

Nishikori loses in first round of U.S. Open

Kei Nishikori fell in five sets to Benoit Paire of France in the first round of the U.S. Open on Monday. “It’s disappointing, but it’s more my opponent playing well than my playing badly,” said the fourth-seeded Nishikori, a finalist in last year’s event, ...

Sep 1, 2015

Tablet PCs at schools up fourfold in last two years

The number of tablet computers introduced at public schools across Japan has exceeded 150,000, a fourfold increase in two years, the education ministry said. Tablet PCs can be used in a variety of situations, a ministry official said Monday. “They can easily be taken ...

Toshiba probing 10 new accounting issues, including at U.S. unit

Sep 1, 2015

Toshiba probing 10 new accounting issues, including at U.S. unit

Toshiba Corp. has uncovered 10 new cases of accounting problems, including at a U.S. unit, prompting it to miss a regulator’s deadline for submission of its fiscal 2014 earnings release. The industrial group obtained permission from the securities regulator to postpone the report due ...

Sep 1, 2015

Police use Segway to enhance Haneda airport security

Tokyo police introduced the Segway two-wheel electric vehicle Tuesday to strengthen security at Haneda airport ahead of key international events in Japan. It is the first time Japanese police are using the Segway, which go as fast as 20 kph and can travel about ...