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Princess Mako's engagement to be officially announced on July 8

Jun 20, 2017

Princess Mako's engagement to be officially announced on July 8

The Imperial Household Agency said Monday it will officially announce the engagement of Princess Mako, the first grandchild of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, to a university classmate on July 8. Princess Mako, 25, and her fiance-to-be, Kei Komuro, 25, will hold a news conference ...

Gifu cutlery firm's samurai-sword scissors prove popular with tourists

Jun 20, 2017

Gifu cutlery firm's samurai-sword scissors prove popular with tourists

Samurai-sword scissors developed by a manufacturer in Gifu Prefecture are proving to be popular souvenirs for foreign tourists as well as schoolchildren. Shaped like katana, these scissors by Nikken Cutlery Co. in Seki are decorated with details found on traditional swords used by such feudal-era ...

South Korea pivots away from atomic energy

Jun 20, 2017

South Korea pivots away from atomic energy

New South Korean President Moon Jae-in vowed Monday to scrap all plans to build new nuclear reactors, as he seeks to steer Asia's fourth-largest economy clear of atomic power. Moon, who swept to power with a landslide election win last month, campaigned on promises to ...

Van attack targets worshippers after prayers at London mosque

Jun 20, 2017

Van attack targets worshippers after prayers at London mosque

A van plowed into worshippers leaving a London mosque Monday, killing at least one person and injuring 10 others in what witnesses said was a deliberate attack on Muslims. The hired vehicle swerved into a group of people leaving prayers shortly after midnight at the ...

Koyano, Romero lift Buffaloes over BayStars

/ Jun 20, 2017

Koyano, Romero lift Buffaloes over BayStars

Eiichi Koyano and Stefen Romero provided the firepower on Monday as the Orix Buffaloes closed out interleague play with a 7-4 win over the Yokohama BayStars. Trailing 4-0 at Yokohama Stadium after the Central League's BayStars roughed up ace Chihiro Kaneko over 5⅔ innings, Koyano ...

Late run gives Matsuyama tie for second at U.S. Open

/ Jun 20, 2017

Late run gives Matsuyama tie for second at U.S. Open

On the last day of the U.S. Open, Hideki Matsuyama was better than everyone else. Better than Brian Harman, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas and the rest of the congested leaderboard. Just not good enough. Matsuyama shot a 6-under 66 on Sunday to pull within one of ...

Shibasaki goal sends Tenerife into promotion playoff final

Jun 20, 2017

Shibasaki goal sends Tenerife into promotion playoff final

Gaku Shibasaki netted a vital equalizer and steered Tenerife to the promotion playoff final in the Spanish second tier on Sunday as the club secured a 1-1 aggregate draw with Cadiz, enough to see it through. The former Kashima Antlers midfielder, who grabbed headlines with ...