RIO DE JANEIRO – Yusuke Kanamaru won a bronze in the 73-kilogram weight category Saturday, ending a medal drought for Japan’s men at the judo world championships. After Japan was cut out of the medals on the first two days, Kanamaru beat Turkey’s Sezer Huysuz in the bronze medal match, pinning his opponent for an “ippon” win. In women’s action, Aiko Sato took bronze at 57 kg, while Yuka Nishida also came third in the 52-kg category.
Farmers in the city of Tamura, Fukushima Prefecture, have begun planting rice in a district once designated a no-go zone because of radioactive fallout ejected by the disaster-hit Fukushima No. 1 power plant.