May 3, 2016

Referee Sato selected for Rio Games

Ryuji Sato has been named to referee games in this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics, world soccer governing body FIFA announced Monday. The 39-year-old Sato will be joined by assistant referees Toru Sagara, 39, and Hiroshi Yamauchi, 37, and women’s assistant referee Naomi Teshirogi, ...

In memoriam: Those we lost in 2013

Dec 28, 2013

In memoriam: Those we lost in 2013

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2013 saw the loss of a number of personalities who stood at the top of their respective fields. As the year quietly draws to a close, we reflect on those we lost, their contribution to the world and their ongoing legacy.

Former Nintendo President Yamauchi dies at 85

Sep 19, 2013

Former Nintendo President Yamauchi dies at 85

Hiroshi Yamauchi, who ran Nintendo Co. for more than 50 years and led the company’s transition from traditional playing card maker to video game giant, died Thursday. He was 85. Kyoto-based Nintendo said Yamauchi, who was also known for owning the Seattle Mariners baseball ...