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Panda-themed Adventure World express debuts in Osaka

Business Aug 5, 2017

Panda-themed Adventure World express debuts in Osaka

A Kuroshio limited express train led by a car with a panda face debuted Saturday in Osaka to lure tourists to Adventure World, the giant wildlife theme park in Wakayama Prefecture where the popular animals are on show. "I'm about to board the train and ...

Suhring twins bring new German cuisine to Tokyo

Food & Drink Aug 5, 2017

Suhring twins bring new German cuisine to Tokyo

by Melinda Joe

Few had heard of new German cuisine when twin chefs Thomas and Mathias Suhring began serving elevated takes on kazespatle (Bavarian pasta made with cheese) and smoked trout at their restaurant, Suhring, in Bangkok, at the start of last year. Less than a year after ...

Sugano, home runs help Giants overwhelm Dragons

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Aug 5, 2017

Sugano, home runs help Giants overwhelm Dragons

The Yomiuri Giants belted three home runs for the sixth straight game and Tomoyuki Sugano went eight innings as the Kyojin clobbered the Chunichi Dragons 8-2 on Saturday afternoon. Before 43,599 at Tokyo Dome, offseason free-agent acquisition Daikan Yoh hit his fourth homer in three ...

Matsuyama stays in contention at Bridgestone Invitational

More Sports / Golf Aug 5, 2017

Matsuyama stays in contention at Bridgestone Invitational

World No. 3 Hideki Matsuyama shot a 3-under-par 67 on Friday to close within three shots of the lead after the second round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. Matsuyama nailed four birdies against a lone bogey at the par-70 Firestone Country Club to finish ...

Darvish Ks 10 in Dodgers debut

Baseball / MLB Aug 5, 2017

Darvish Ks 10 in Dodgers debut

Yu Darvish fit right in on the Dodgers: He dominated in his debut. The prized new pitcher struck out 10 over seven innings of three-hit ball during his first game with Los Angeles, leading the top team in the majors past the New York Mets ...