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Late entries reshape Iran's election campaign

/ May 13, 2013

Late entries reshape Iran's election campaign

Two of Iran's most controversial figures announced Saturday that they are seeking to be candidates to replace Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as Iran's president. The emergence of two-term former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Ahmadinejad's top aide, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, dramatically changed the landscape of an ...

May 13, 2013

Renewable energy policy

The nuclear power plant problems at Fukushima remind us that one potentially positive effect of the Tohoku disaster was a rethink of Japan's energy policy.

It ain't easy being a bilingual girl

| May 13, 2013

It ain't easy being a bilingual girl

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This bilingual thing ... they say that it's a both curse and a blessing. Watakushigotode kyōshukudesuga (私事で恐縮ですが, A thousand pardons for having the gall to talk about myself), but I think of it more like a stigma. It's not the same for millenials — ...

Japan's 'chosen one' has big dreams

May 13, 2013

Japan's 'chosen one' has big dreams

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He grabs rebounds and blocks shots inside, he sprints as fast as anyone else and he hits jumpers with a silky shooting touch. That's what 18-year-old Yuta Watanabe does. He does it all and has everything a basketball player could hope to have, and that's ...

Hakuho victorious in Summer Basho opener

/ May 13, 2013

Hakuho victorious in Summer Basho opener

Hakuho outfoxed Tochiozan to make a winning start in his bid for a 25th career title on Sunday, while yokozuna rival Harumafuji also won handsomely on the opening day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho won the spring meet in March with a flawless ...

Utsumi hits top gear as Giants edge BayStars

/ May 13, 2013

Utsumi hits top gear as Giants edge BayStars

Giants ace Tetsuya Utsumi pitched what he called his best game of the season on Sunday, going nine scoreless innings and earning the win as Yomiuri defeated the Yokohama BayStars 1-0 in 10 innings. The Giants were forced to work overtime for their second straight ...

/ May 13, 2013

Shichinohe defends over 100-kg judo title

Ryu Shichinohe vanquished Daiki Kamikawa in the men's over 100-kg final to defend the title at the All Japan invitational weight class championships on Sunday. The 24-year-old Shichinohe, an Okinawa native whose mother hails from Belgium and father is Japanese, defeated Kamikawa by ippon after ...