JFA chief Daini denies Japan paid for 2002 World Cup vote

Jun 21, 2015

JFA chief Daini denies Japan paid for 2002 World Cup vote

Japan Football Association chief Kuniya Daini has denied a report that claims Japan paid the South American federation (CONMEBOL) $1.5 million after it secured the rights to co-host the 2002 World Cup with South Korea. “I don’t think (that happened),” Daini told reporters at ...

Spokane NAACP chief quits amid furor over her racial identity

Jun 16, 2015

Spokane NAACP chief quits amid furor over her racial identity

The president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter resigned Monday amid a furor over racial identity that erupted when her parents came forward to say she has been posing as black for years when she is actually white. The announcement was posted on the civil ...

Obuchi ex-aides indicted over irregularities in funds reports

Apr 28, 2015

Obuchi ex-aides indicted over irregularities in funds reports

Prosecutors on Tuesday indicted two former secretaries of Yuko Obuchi, a lawmaker who resigned as industry minister last year, over suspected falsification of political funds reports from her funds management body. Prosecutors dropped the case against Obuchi due to a lack of evidence. The ...

Foreign tourists posing nude at temples infuriate Cambodians

Mar 6, 2015

Foreign tourists posing nude at temples infuriate Cambodians

Cambodia’s most popular tourist attraction — the complex of ancient temples that includes Angkor Wat — is suffering from a form of overexposure: At least five foreign visitors have been arrested and deported this year for taking nude photos at the sacred sites. Authorities ...