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Japan, U.S. eye nighttime exercise using Osprey in Hokkaido

National Aug 2, 2017

Japan, U.S. eye nighttime exercise using Osprey in Hokkaido

Japan and the United States are considering operating the U.S. military's Osprey aircraft at night as part of an upcoming joint exercise planned in Hokkaido, an official of the Ground Self-Defense Force said Wednesday. The exercise involving GSDF members and U.S. Marines is planned between ...

Senate Republicans begin abandoning Trump

World / Politics | FOCUS Aug 2, 2017

Senate Republicans begin abandoning Trump

Step by step, Senate Republicans are turning their backs on President Donald Trump. They defeated an "Obamacare" repeal bill despite Trump's pleas and are ignoring his demands that they get back to work on it. They dissed the White House budget director, defended the attorney ...

Winter has finally come for Isaac Hempstead Wright

TV Aug 2, 2017

Winter has finally come for Isaac Hempstead Wright

by Jordan Bremer

It's Monday night and the newly opened Brew La La craft beer bar in Tokyo's Shinbashi neighborhood is hopping. As the clock strikes 8 p.m., however, the 60 or so people gathered there fall silent. "Game of Thrones" is on. It's the seventh season premiere ...

Neymar ready to leave Barcelona

Soccer Aug 2, 2017

Neymar ready to leave Barcelona

Neymar has told Barcelona that he plans to leave the club, with a blockbuster move to Paris Saint-Germain seemingly imminent. Barcelona responded Wednesday with a statement saying the Brazil striker's €222 million ($262 million) release clause must be paid in full, a scenario which until ...

Legendary Notre Dame coach Parseghian dies at 94

More Sports / Football Aug 2, 2017

Legendary Notre Dame coach Parseghian dies at 94

Ara Parseghian, who took over a foundering Notre Dame football program and restored it to glory with two national championships in 11 seasons, has died. He was 94. University of Notre Dame President Rev. John Jenkins announced in a statement that Parseghian died at home ...

Nishikori makes winning start at Citi Open

More Sports / Tennis Aug 2, 2017

Nishikori makes winning start at Citi Open

Second seed Kei Nishikori got off to a winning start at the rain-delayed Citi Open on Tuesday, posting a three-sets win over American Donald Young in the second round. Nishikori, who had a first-round bye, prevailed 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5) in a match that lasted ...

Maeda states case to keep spot in rotation

Baseball / MLB Aug 2, 2017

Maeda states case to keep spot in rotation

Yu Darvish is making an impact for the Los Angeles Dodgers before even joining the team. Kenta Maeda allowed only two hits in seven scoreless innings Tuesday night, leading the streaking Dodgers past the Atlanta Braves 3-2 for their ninth straight win. After the game, Maeda ...

FC Tokyo midfielder Ishikawa to retire at end of season

Soccer / J. League Aug 2, 2017

FC Tokyo midfielder Ishikawa to retire at end of season

Former Japan midfielder and FC Tokyo player Naohiro Ishikawa has decided to draw the curtain on his 18-year career after this season, the J. League first division side said Wednesday. The 36-year-old Ishikawa, who joined FC Tokyo from Yokohama F. Marinos in 2002, revealed on ...