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Abe, Macron vow to advance trade, forge ahead on defense

National / Politics May 27, 2017

Abe, Macron vow to advance trade, forge ahead on defense

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron agreed Friday in their first bilateral summit to push ahead with cooperation in trade and defense. Meeting on the sidelines of the Group of Seven gathering in Taormina, Italy, Abe and Macron affirmed their ...

Egypt launches airstrikes in Libya after Christians killed

World May 27, 2017

Egypt launches airstrikes in Libya after Christians killed

Egyptian fighter jets carried out strikes on Friday directed at camps in Libya which Cairo says have been training militants who killed dozens of Christians earlier in the day. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said he had ordered strikes against what he called terrorist camps, declaring in ...

Some key players behind Manchester bombing arrested, police say

World May 27, 2017

Some key players behind Manchester bombing arrested, police say

British police have arrested a "large part of the network" behind this week's Manchester suicide bombing but more arrests are likely, the country's top counterterrorism officer said on Friday. Mark Rowley said "immense" progress had been made in the investigation into Salman Abedi, who killed ...

Kyoko Sato: Curator inspired by New York's artistic energy

People | WHY DID YOU LEAVE JAPAN? May 27, 2017

Kyoko Sato: Curator inspired by New York's artistic energy

by Mark Schilling

Kyoko Sato hit bottom soon after arriving in New York in 2002 to be with the man who was to become her husband (since divorced). "I had been able to work freely in Japanese society, so I really suffered when I came (to the States) since I couldn't do that anymore," she says. "I had really loved my job in Japan, so it was tough; I wondered if I had made a stupid decision." ...

Kashiwa moves atop J. League after seventh straight victory

Soccer / J. League May 27, 2017

Kashiwa moves atop J. League after seventh straight victory

Kashiwa Reysol stretched their winning streak to seven games Saturday, topping the J. League first division with a 4-2 defeat of last-place Omiya Ardija. Kosuke Taketomi's second-half brace, sandwiched by goals from Junya Ito and Cristiano, moved Kashiwa to 27 points, two clear of ...

Brex claim first B. League title

Basketball / B. League May 27, 2017

Brex claim first B. League title

by Ed Odeven

An exciting new era for pro basketball in Japan produced an appropriate final chapter to close out its inaugural season on Saturday afternoon. The first B. League Championship final delivered a tight duel between the Kawasaki Brave Thunders, last season's NBL champion, and the Tochigi ...

Hakuho wraps up 38th championship

Sumo / Basho Reports May 27, 2017

Hakuho wraps up 38th championship

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho defeated ozeki Terunofuji on Saturday to capture a record-extending 38th career title with a day to spare at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Starting the day with a two-win cushion, Hakuho outlasted his countryman in a tightly contested bout at Ryogoku Kokugikan ...

Kanter lashes out over Turkish arrest warrant

Basketball / NBA May 27, 2017

Kanter lashes out over Turkish arrest warrant

Enes Kanter, the Turkish NBA star whose home country has revoked his passport, on Friday expressed disdain on social media at reports that Turkey's government had issued a warrant for his arrest. "You can't catch me. Don't waste your breath. I will come on my ...

Cheetahs blow out Sunwolves

More Sports / Rugby May 27, 2017

Cheetahs blow out Sunwolves

by Andrew McKirdy

The Sunwolves failed to pick up their second win of the Super Rugby season on Saturday after a 47-7 defeat to South Africa's Cheetahs. The Sunwolves returned to Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground for their first match in Tokyo since beating the Bulls 21-20 at ...