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Sanders returns to Washington, meets with Obama on next steps

World / Politics Jun 9, 2016

Sanders returns to Washington, meets with Obama on next steps

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders returned to Washington for meetings on Thursday with President Barack Obama and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid as Democrats pressured him to end his presidential campaign and support Hillary Clinton after a hard-fought primary race. Clinton, a former secretary of state, ...

Hiroshima peace museum puts Obama's paper cranes on display

National Jun 9, 2016

Hiroshima peace museum puts Obama's paper cranes on display

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum on Thursday put on display four paper cranes offered by U.S. President Barack Obama during his historic visit to the atomic-bombed city in May. According to the museum, each of the Obama-handmade cranes is about 7 cm high and about ...

800 Osaka, Nagasaki residents sue over security laws

National / Crime & Legal Jun 9, 2016

800 Osaka, Nagasaki residents sue over security laws

More than 800 people, including atomic bomb survivors, launched legal action against the government this week over controversial security laws they believe threaten their right to live in peace. Following similar lawsuits that have already been filed nationwide in connection with the laws, the action ...

Honda aspires to open soccer school in Cambodia

Soccer Jun 9, 2016

Honda aspires to open soccer school in Cambodia

AC Milan's Keisuke Honda said Thursday he wants to open a soccer school in Cambodia. Following a meeting with Gen. Sao Sokha, president of the Football Federation of Cambodia, Honda, 29, said he wanted to open a soccer school in the country, targeting young Cambodians ...

Native son Shodai encourages kids in quake-hit Kumamoto

Sumo Jun 9, 2016

Native son Shodai encourages kids in quake-hit Kumamoto

Kumamoto-born wrestler Shodai and members of his Sakaigawa stable visited the quake-struck prefecture on Thursday, making donations and wrestling with elementary school children to do their part in a bid for the region's recovery. Rank-and-file maegashira Shodai, who is from the city of Uto, visited ...

Hagino nabs two titles in Mare Nostrum meet

More Sports / Swimming Jun 9, 2016

Hagino nabs two titles in Mare Nostrum meet

Kosuke Hagino won the men's 400-meter individual medley and 200 backstroke on Wednesday in the second of three meets in Europe's Mare Nostrum tour. Hagino logged 4 minutes, 9.52 seconds in the 400 IM, his best event. Hoping to swim 4:10 or better, he beat ...