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Koike kicks off free lightbulb-switching campaign with Pikotaro

National Jul 10, 2017

Koike kicks off free lightbulb-switching campaign with Pikotaro

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Monday kicked off a campaign to encourage residents to replace their incandescent lightbulbs with energy-efficient LED lighting for free. Later the same day, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike held a launch ceremony at City Hall with comedian Pikotaro to explain the ...

Batista blasts Carp past BayStars

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jul 10, 2017

Batista blasts Carp past BayStars

Xavier Batista's fourth pinch-hit homer of the season overturned a one-run deficit as the Hiroshima Carp beat the Yokohama BayStars 5-1 on Monday night. Before 31,910 at Mazda Stadium, the Carp and BayStars opened their final series before this week's All-Star break. In a tight pitchers' ...

Ozeki Takayasu beats Ikioi for first win of Nagoya Basho

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 10, 2017

Ozeki Takayasu beats Ikioi for first win of Nagoya Basho

Takayasu earned his first win as ozeki on the second day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, overpowering third-ranked maegshira Ikioi on Monday. A night after stumbling against Hokutofuji (1-1) to start the 15-day meet, Takayasu left nothing to chance against Ikioi, whom he had ...

Sanfrecce appoint old boy Jonsson as manager

Soccer / J. League Jul 10, 2017

Sanfrecce appoint old boy Jonsson as manager

Former Sanfrecce Hiroshima midfielder Jan Jonsson has been appointed the club's new manager, the J. League first-division side said Monday. The 57-year-old Swede arrived in Hiroshima in 1993 initially as an assistant coach, but wound up playing six games and scoring once for the team ...