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Japan unlikely to take up nuclear arms, expert says

National / Politics Aug 22, 2017

Japan unlikely to take up nuclear arms, expert says

Japan is unlikely to develop nuclear weapons to counter the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear weapons capability, a Japanese security specialist said last week in Taipei. Yuki Tatsumi, director of the Japan Program at the Stimson Center, a Washington think tank, said Japan will ...

Three die as fire razes aging Akita apartment building

National Aug 22, 2017

Three die as fire razes aging Akita apartment building

At least three people were killed and two others remain unaccounted for after a fire engulfed an apartment building in Yokote, Akita Prefecture, early Tuesday, police and firefighters said. Ten of the two-story wooden building's 25 residents were injured in the fire that started around ...

Spanish police corner, gun down Barcelona van attacker

World / Crime & Legal Aug 22, 2017

Spanish police corner, gun down Barcelona van attacker

Spanish police on Monday shot dead an Islamist militant who killed 13 people with a van in Barcelona last week, ending a five-day manhunt for the perpetrator of Spain's deadliest attack in over a decade. Police said they tracked 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub to a rural ...

Take a journey into the art of darkness

Art Aug 22, 2017

Take a journey into the art of darkness

by Matthew Larking

Terror and tragedy are widely considered entirely disagreeable in principle. But audiences have for millennia taken pleasure in the pain of narrative spectacles in the arts. Fear is popular because it arouses curiosity in addition to revulsion. So, too, does the assemblage of Western ...

Koryo slugger Nakamura breaks single-tournament homer mark

Baseball Aug 22, 2017

Koryo slugger Nakamura breaks single-tournament homer mark

Koryo catcher Shosei Nakamura hit two homers in the Hiroshima team's 12-9 semifinal victory over Nara's Tenri at the National High School Baseball Championship on Tuesday, rewriting the record of home runs hit by a player in a single tournament. Nakamura tied the five-homer mark ...

Manaka will leave Swallows at season's end

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Aug 22, 2017

Manaka will leave Swallows at season's end

Mitsuru Manaka is set to step down as manager of the Tokyo Yakult Swallows at the end of the season due to the team's poor performance, club president Tsuyoshi Kinugasa said Tuesday. Kinugasa revealed that Manaka made his intentions known in a meeting the two ...