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Japan unlikely to take up nuclear arms, expert says

/ Aug 23, 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

Aug 23, 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 ...

Trump renews Afghan war commitment, sees no speedy exit

/ Aug 23, 2017

Trump renews Afghan war commitment, sees no speedy exit

Reversing his past calls for a speedy exit, President Donald Trump renewed the United States' commitment Monday to the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, declaring that U.S. troops must "fight to win." He pointedly declined to disclose how many more troops might be sent to ...

Take a journey into the art of darkness

Aug 23, 2017

Take a journey into the art of darkness

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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 ...

Raikkonen, Ferrari complete one-year contract extension

/ Aug 23, 2017

Raikkonen, Ferrari complete one-year contract extension

Kimi Raikkonen has signed a one-year contract extension with Ferrari for the 2018 season, the Formula One team announced on Tuesday. "Ferrari announces that Scuderia Ferrari has renewed its technical and racing agreement with Kimi Raikkonen," a team statement read. "The Finnish driver will therefore race ...

Koryo slugger Nakamura breaks single-tournament homer mark

Aug 23, 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 ...

NBA investigating Lakers amid George tampering allegation

/ Aug 23, 2017

NBA investigating Lakers amid George tampering allegation

The NBA is investigating whether the Los Angeles Lakers tampered with All-Star forward Paul George while he was under contract with the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers asked the league to open the probe. The story was first reported by veteran NBA writer and longtime former Japan ...

Manaka will leave Swallows at season's end

/ Aug 23, 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 ...