Lawmaker who piggybacked over puddle in hot water again

/ Mar 9, 2017

Lawmaker who piggybacked over puddle in hot water again

A parliamentary vice minister ridiculed last year for being carried over a puddle in a typhoon-hit area is under fire again after joking about the gaffe, prompting condemnation from both sides of the aisle on Thursday. Shunsuke Mutai, parliamentary vice Cabinet Office minister, was ...

S-Pulse locker room chief lifts players' spirits

Sep 19, 2013

S-Pulse locker room chief lifts players' spirits

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Yoshihito Nakayama, locker room staffer for J-League first division side Shimizu S-Pulse, looks after not only the player’s gear, but sometimes their feelings, too. Kohei Hattanda, a 23-year-old midfielder who joined S-Pulse last year, recalls Nakayama, 48, lifting his spirits after he suffered an ...