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No one else wants Okinawa's U.S. bases

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Sep 2, 2017

No one else wants Okinawa's U.S. bases

by Philip Brasor

On Aug. 15, the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese surrender, there was a symposium in Tokyo about changing the Constitution. One of the panelists, documentarian Tatsuya Mori, pointed out that earlier that day Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had given remarks at an annual memorial ...

Search goes on for Harvey survivors as Trump requests aid

World Sep 2, 2017

Search goes on for Harvey survivors as Trump requests aid

Rescuers searched painstakingly through flooded neighborhoods across southeastern Texas on Friday for people stranded by Hurricane Harvey's deluge as President Donald Trump asked Congress for $7.85 billion in federal disaster relief. The storm, one of the costliest to hit the United States, has displaced more ...

Editorials Sep 2, 2017

Changing the Juvenile Law

The government should think very carefully before lowering the age that minors receive protection from prosecution for minor crimes.

Sungoliath rally past Jubilo

More Sports / Rugby Sep 2, 2017

Sungoliath rally past Jubilo

Defending Top League champion Suntory Sungoliath showed they are not giving their title up without a fight Saturday, rallying to beat Yamaha Jubilo 27-24 at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground. A try after the hooter from Kosei Ono from a quickly taken penalty by Atsushi ...

American skater Gold taking time off, seeking help

Figure Skating Sep 2, 2017

American skater Gold taking time off, seeking help

U.S. figure skating star Gracie Gold is stepping away from the sport to seek professional help with the Olympics a little more than five months away. The 2014 Olympic team bronze medalist and two-time national champion did not specify in a statement Friday to U.S. ...

Arai captures 70-kg gold

More Sports / Judo Sep 2, 2017

Arai captures 70-kg gold

Japan resumed its gold medal rush at the world championships on Friday, when Chizuru Arai won her weight division, while defending champion Mami Umeki grabbed silver in the women's 78-kg class. Arai won the women's 70-kg championship over Puerto Rico's Maria Perez. Arai secured her ...

Emmert offers insight on NCAA

General Sep 2, 2017

Emmert offers insight on NCAA

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Mark Emmert, the National Collegiate Athletic Association president, supports Japan trying to establish its own college sports governing body. Emmert, who stopped here after visiting Taipei for the World University Games, was invited to meet a group of leaders that are studying the U.S. model ...

Serena gives birth to first child, a girl

More Sports / Tennis Sep 2, 2017

Serena gives birth to first child, a girl

Serena Williams gave birth to a baby girl on Friday, according to media reports, prompting an outpouring of delight from fellow professionals, celebrities and fans of the sporting icon. Williams, who will turn 36 later this month, was admitted to the St. Mary's Medical Center ...

Minagawa takes fifth at worlds

More Sports / Gymnastics Sep 2, 2017

Minagawa takes fifth at worlds

Kaho Minagawa finished fifth in the individual all-around on Friday at the World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships, marking the best finish in the event by a Japanese in 42 years. Russia's Dina Averina won the gold medal with a 74.700 total, her twin sister Arina (73.450) ...

Indians sweep twin bill again

Baseball / MLB Sep 2, 2017

Indians sweep twin bill again

The Cleveland Indians are playing so well, they're piling up wins two at a time. The AL Central leaders completed their second doubleheader sweep in three days, routing Detroit 10-0 Friday night for their ninth straight victory. Mike Clevinger pitched six sharp innings to finish off ...