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Sato aiming to return Japan spikers to glory

May 26, 2013

Sato aiming to return Japan spikers to glory

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The Japan Volleyball Association appointed 58-year-old Gary Sato as the men's national team head coach in February. Sato is a fourth-generation Japanese-American and is the first foreign volleyball coach for Japan, men or women. Sato was a longtime assistant coach for the United States men's ...

Sanfrecce rack up third straight victory

/ May 26, 2013

Sanfrecce rack up third straight victory

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Sanfrecce Hiroshima stepped up the defense of their J. League title with a comfortable 2-0 win over Shonan Bellmare on Saturday. First-half goals from Yojiro Takahagi and Mihael Mikic at Shonan BMW Stadium Hiratsuka were enough to secure the three points for the defending champions, ...

Jones homers in ninth to carry Eagles past Carp

/ May 26, 2013

Jones homers in ninth to carry Eagles past Carp

Andruw Jones broke a ninth-inning tie on Saturday with his eighth home run of the year as the Rakuten Eagles defeated the Hiroshima Carp 2-1 in interleague action. Former Milwaukee Brewer Casey McGehee unlocked a scoreless pitching duel in the seventh inning with his ninth ...

Hakuho moves closer to 25th Emperor's Cup

/ May 26, 2013

Hakuho moves closer to 25th Emperor's Cup

Hakuho proved an impregnable force for ozeki stalwart Kisenosato in an electrifying showdown of undefeated wrestlers Saturday, putting himself within arm's length of his 25th Emperor's Cup at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. The yokozuna improved to 14-0 while Kisenosato slipped to 13-1 with one ...

/ May 26, 2013

Singh-Abe talks likely to cover all key issues: official

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart will discuss how to bolster bilateral ties, including on nuclear power, security, high-speed rail technology and trade and investment, when they meet in Tokyo this week, Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai said. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will ...

May 26, 2013

H.K. leader Leung's top aide steps down

Barry Cheung, the top aide of Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying, said late Friday he has resigned from all his public offices, including a post in Leung's Cabinet, as police filed charges against three men in connection with financial irregularities involving a short-lived commodities ...

May 26, 2013

Girls killed in KKK attack honored

Four girls received in death one of America's highest civilian awards Friday as the nation's first black president honored some of the youngest victims in the historic fight for equal rights. In the Oval Office, President Barack Obama signed a bill designating the Congressional Gold ...

DoCoMo counting on R&D to stay ahead

May 25, 2013

DoCoMo counting on R&D to stay ahead

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NTT DoCoMo Inc., despite being Japan's biggest mobile phone carrier, has been struggling against tough smartphone competition from KDDI Corp. and Softbank Corp., which is leading in that area. But one edge that the cellphone behemoth — it has more than 60 million subscribers — ...

Tokyo Sea Life exhibits rare larvae

May 25, 2013

Tokyo Sea Life exhibits rare larvae

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Tokyo Sea Life Park has begun exhibiting fry of the unique ocellated icefish, after successfully hatching eggs from a pair of the rare creatures for the first time in the world earlier this month. Put on display Thursday at the aquarium in Edogawa Ward are ...