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One-fifth in H.K. 'living in poverty'

/ Sep 29, 2013

One-fifth in H.K. 'living in poverty'

A fifth of Hong Kong's population is living in poverty, underscoring the challenge Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying faces in seeking to narrow a record wealth gap. About 1.3 million people, or 19.6 percent of the population, were below the poverty line last year, according to ...

Google Maps naming policy prompts Japan to request home page bans

Sep 29, 2013

Google Maps naming policy prompts Japan to request home page bans

The government has asked local authorities and state-run universities not to post maps provided by Google Inc. on their websites because some of them include foreign place names that undermine Japan's territorial claims, sources said Saturday. In dispute are the South Korean-controlled islets in the ...

Camera artist casts new light on Jomon millennia

Sep 29, 2013

Camera artist casts new light on Jomon millennia

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The Jomon Period of Japanese history is so shrouded in the mists of time that any bid to fathom its secrets stretches even the usual bounds of prehistoric archeology. Yet as amateurs and experts alike have continued unearthing examples of Jomon pottery and stone ...

Solitude is where you find it

| Sep 29, 2013

Solitude is where you find it

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Under cartoon-blue skies washed by early-autumn typhoons, I stand at Sendaizaka-ue (summit of Sendaizaka Slope) in Tokyo's Minato Ward. Sendaizaka was named for daimyo lords from Edo Period (1603-1867) Sendai, now in Miyagi Prefecture, who maintained a yashiki (suburban home) on the slope that ...

Sep 29, 2013

Alvark beat Brex to get NBL up and running

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The Toyota Motors Alvark Tokyo got off to a strong start in the inaugural National Basketball League as they prevailed both offensively and defensively in a 86-78 victory over the Link Tochigi Brex at Yoyogi National Gymnasium No. 2 on Saturday. Sixth man Keijuro "KJ" ...

Hakuho tops Kisenosato for 27th crown of career

/ Sep 29, 2013

Hakuho tops Kisenosato for 27th crown of career

Yokozuna Hakuho outflanked nemesis Kisenosato to capture his 27th career title with a day to spare at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. The Mongolian won his fourth consecutive championship, moving him within four of yokozuna great Chiyonofuji's hallowed mark of 31 career titles. ...

Ino goes distance as BayStars rout Giants

/ Sep 29, 2013

Ino goes distance as BayStars rout Giants

Rookie Shoichi Ino threw his first career complete game, Takayuki Kajitani hit a two-run homer in a seven-run fourth inning, and the Yokohama BayStars routed the Central League champion Yomiuri Giants 7-2 on Saturday. Ino (5-7) yielded two runs on four hits over nine innings. ...

Sato stunner helps Sanfrecce close gap on Marinos

/ Sep 29, 2013

Sato stunner helps Sanfrecce close gap on Marinos

Hisato Sato scored a stunning first-half strike and reigning J. League champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima closed the gap on leaders Yokohama F. Marinos to two points with a 2-0 win away to Sagan Tosu on Saturday. Sato opened the scoring after 23 minutes with his 17th ...