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Classmates and teachers describe Princess Mako as dependable

National Sep 3, 2017

Classmates and teachers describe Princess Mako as dependable

People who were close to Princess Mako during her school days describe the 25-year-old bride-to-be as a lively, dependable woman. "I was very delighted to hear the happy news," a 25-year-old former classmate of Princess Mako at Gakushuin Girls' Senior High School in Tokyo said. ...

Meet Lulu Hashimoto, she's quite the doll

Style & Design Sep 3, 2017

Meet Lulu Hashimoto, she's quite the doll

by Minami Funakoshi

Meet Lulu Hashimoto, Japan's first "living doll" fashion model. Lulu — a full-body doll suit consisting of a wig, a mask and stockings patterned with doll-like joints — was born from one woman's desire to become cute. "I have always really liked dolls and for me, ...

Kubo loses WBA super bantamweight belt in first defense

More Sports / Boxing Sep 3, 2017

Kubo loses WBA super bantamweight belt in first defense

Shun Kubo failed in his first defense of the WBA super bantamweight title on Sunday, losing to American Daniel Roman in a ninth-round technical knockout. Kubo struggled with Roman's power at Shimadzu Arena Kyoto, where the southpaw was knocked down in the seventh and eighth ...

Matsuyama avoids early exit in Massachusetts

More Sports / Golf Sep 3, 2017

Matsuyama avoids early exit in Massachusetts

Hideki Matsuyama managed to avoid missing the cut for the second straight week after a second-round par 71 at the Dell Technologies Championship on Saturday. Matsuyama slid down five places on the leaderboard to 47th at the TPC Boston, but it was good enough to ...

Miyazato falls nine shots back at Portland Classic

More Sports / Golf Sep 3, 2017

Miyazato falls nine shots back at Portland Classic

Retiring Ai Miyazato shot a par 72 to fall nine strokes off the lead after the third round of the Portland Classic on Saturday, while compatriot Nasa Hataoka's 70 left her a share of eighth place. Former world No. 1 Miyazato, who went into the ...

Wolf takes world judo gold; Asahina settles for silver

More Sports / Judo Sep 3, 2017

Wolf takes world judo gold; Asahina settles for silver

Aaron Wolf won the men's 100-kg division at judo's world championships on Saturday, while compatriot Sara Asahina settled for silver in the women's over-78-kg class. As two Japanese judoka were eliminated in the second and third rounds of the men's over-100-kg category, the country ended ...

Tanaka has solid day as Yankees beat Red Sox

Baseball / MLB Sep 3, 2017

Tanaka has solid day as Yankees beat Red Sox

Masahiro Tanaka pitched a solid seven-plus innings to pick up his 11th win this season as the New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox 5-1 Saturday. Tanaka (11-10) scattered five hits and issued two walks but held the Red Sox to one run en ...

Okazaki cautions Japan against complacency

Soccer / World Cup Sep 3, 2017

Okazaki cautions Japan against complacency

Leicester City striker Shinji Okazaki on Saturday warned Japan not to take its foot off the pedal when it faces Saudi Arabia away in its final qualifier for the 2018 World Cup finals. With Vahid Halilhodzic's men having already secured qualification for Russia after their ...