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Nishikori ready to compete for big titles

Jan 14, 2017

Nishikori ready to compete for big titles

Kei Nishikori said he’s become more mature and mentally stronger and is now ready to convert his immense promise into Grand Slam success. The fifth-ranked 27-year-old, the highest-ranked Asian men’s singles player ever, has won 11 career titles but never a major championship. He ...

Jan 13, 2017

Abe should do much more on sex slave issue

If Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to defuse the latest tension with South Korea over the forced employment of Korean women in Japanese military brothels he could intervene personally to resolve the issue. A possible course might be to visit Seoul and lay a ...

Jan 13, 2017

Remembering Daniel Inouye

Regarding the story “Obama says war gave way to friendship” in the Dec. 29 edition, President Barack Obama touched on Daniel Inouye in his speech at Pearl Harbor, saying that “it is here that we reflect on how war tests our most enduring values ...

Jan 13, 2017

'Sharing economy' has many pitfalls

The article “Despite barriers, ‘sharing economy’ picks up speed” in the Dec. 28 edition lacked balance. It reported as fact benefits of the sharing economy that are alleged but not proven. It did not discuss the sharing economy’s downsides. In the United States, Airbnb ...

Obama says farewell from where it all started

Jan 11, 2017

Obama says farewell from where it all started

Barack Obama closes the book on his presidency Tuesday, with a farewell speech in Chicago that will try to lift supporters shaken by Donald Trump’s shock election. Obama’s last trip on Air Force One is a pilgrimage to his adoptive hometown, where he will ...