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Business Jun 27, 2016

Malaysian woman's death said due to ruptured Takata air bag

A mother of two has died, likely due to a ruptured air bag made by Takata Corp., after the Honda City she was driving was involved in a minor accident in Malaysia on Sunday, authorities said. Mohamed Sabri Shamsudeen, head of the fire department in ...

Asia Pacific Jun 27, 2016

Park orders 24-hour watch for market turmoil amid Brexit fallout

President Park Geun-hye on Monday ordered officials to take "all necessary measures" — including round-the-clock monitoring — to minimize market fallout after Britain's decision to exit the European Union, Yonhap news agency reported. The U.K. vote Thursday wiped trillions of dollars off world stock markets ...

Language | COMMUNICATION CUES Jun 27, 2016

Visitors to A-bomb museum double

The number of visitors to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum during the last weekend of May, following a historic visit by U.S. President Barack Obama, more than doubled from a year earlier to 13,389, the museum said May 30.

Marines crush league-leading Hawks

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jun 27, 2016

Marines crush league-leading Hawks

Hideaki Wakui went the distance and Yamaico Navarro drove in four runs as the second-place Chiba Lotte Marines defeated the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 9-6 on Monday evening. Wakui (7-3) didn't allow the Hawks much until the seventh inning, when he was sitting on ...

Yanagita, Yamada top All-Star balloting

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jun 27, 2016

Yanagita, Yamada top All-Star balloting

Yuki Yanagita led all players in the fan balloting for this year's Central and Pacific league All-Star Games, Nippon Professional Baseball announced Monday. Yanagita, the center fielder for the two-time defending Japan Series champion Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, pulled in 521,685 votes to lead all players ...

Hakuho seeking milestone 1,000th win at upcoming basho

Sumo / Basho Reports Jun 27, 2016

Hakuho seeking milestone 1,000th win at upcoming basho

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho will be looking to become only the third wrestler in sumo history to post 1,000 career wins when the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament gets under way next month. Hakuho, who retained his east yokozuna slot on Monday when the Japan Sumo Association ...