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Tourists top 10 million at record pace

National May 19, 2017

Tourists top 10 million at record pace

Visitors to Japan passed the 10 million mark last Saturday, three weeks earlier than last year, Japan Tourism Agency Commissioner Akihiko Tamura said Friday. According the latest data, visitors to Japan have exceeded 10 million for five years straight, but this time was the fastest ...

Giant panda at Ueno zoo showing signs of pregnancy

National May 19, 2017

Giant panda at Ueno zoo showing signs of pregnancy

A female giant panda at Tokyo's Ueno zoo has shown signs of being pregnant, including reduced appetite and longer sleeping times, the zoo's operator said. If 11-year-old Shin Shin does give birth, the cub will be the first giant panda born at Ueno Zoological Gardens ...

Editorials May 19, 2017

Japan-India civil nuclear pact

The civil nuclear cooperation pact between Japan and India does not carry a provision to limit the use of Japanese nuclear plant technology to nonmilitary areas.

Hara leads Swallows to win over Tigers

Baseball / Japanese Baseball May 19, 2017

Hara leads Swallows to win over Tigers

Juri Hara allowed a run in six innings, pitching the Tokyo Yakult Swallows to their third straight victory, a 4-2 win over the Central League-leading Hanshin Tigers on Friday. Before 28,264 at historic Jingu Stadium, the second-year right-hander faced only one scoring threat through five ...

Frontale cruise past spluttering Antlers

Soccer / J. League May 19, 2017

Frontale cruise past spluttering Antlers

Kashima Antlers suffered a humbling 3-0 defeat at home to Kawasaki Frontale on Friday as the away side won its third straight and moved above the reigning champs ahead of the weekend fixtures. Kashima, which fell from the top of the table last weekend, started ...

Kisenosato trails leaders by two wins

Sumo / Basho Reports May 19, 2017

Kisenosato trails leaders by two wins

Yokozuna Kisenosato squashed Daieisho to stay within two wins of grand champion rivals Hakuho and Harumafuji at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday. In arguably his most convincing win of the meet, Kisenosato quickly wrapped both arms around Daieisho and flattened the winless No. ...

Del Potro knocks Nishikori out of Italian Open

More Sports / Tennis May 19, 2017

Del Potro knocks Nishikori out of Italian Open

World No. 9 Kei Nishikori crashed out of the Italian Open on Thursday as he suffered a 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 defeat to Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro in the third round. The seventh-seeded Nishikori, coming back from a right wrist injury, lost the opening set ...