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National Sep 8, 2017

Magnitude 5.3 quake jolts Akita; no tsunami warning issued

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 jolted Akita Prefecture on Friday evening, the Meteorological Agency said. No tsunami warning was issued after the 10:23 p.m. quake, which measured upper 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale to 7 in Daisen, the agency said. The ...

Magnitude 8.2 earthquake jolts southern Mexico

World Sep 8, 2017

Magnitude 8.2 earthquake jolts southern Mexico

A powerful 8.2 magnitude earthquake rocked Mexico late on Thursday, killing at least five people and triggering tsunami in what the president called the quake-prone country's biggest one in a century. Officials evacuated residents along the central and southern Pacific coast as seismologists warned that ...

Bear-watching attracts hikers to Hokkaido national park

National Sep 8, 2017

Bear-watching attracts hikers to Hokkaido national park

The opportunity to see wild brown bears in their natural environment has made a national park in Hokkaido a popular hiking destination. The hiking route in Daisetsuzan National Park is open for about a three-month period from late June to early October. It is closed ...

Hiking the lesser-known parts of the Nakasendo

Travel Sep 8, 2017

Hiking the lesser-known parts of the Nakasendo

by Kathryn Wortley

Peeping through the wooden slats, I start to realize that the inhabitants of the home I'm in prioritized safety and practicality over comfort. The woodwork is angled at 90 degrees to maximize light in and views out while protecting the occupants' privacy, and it is ...

Takanashi, Otani propel Fighters past Lions

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 8, 2017

Takanashi, Otani propel Fighters past Lions

Hirotoshi Takanashi pitched into the eighth inning and Shohei Otani homered twice as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters punished the Seibu Lions 9-2 on Friday night. Through seven innings, Takanashi (5-7) was in stellar form, allowing just two hits while striking out nine, putting a ...

Indians set team record with 15th win in a row

Baseball / MLB Sep 8, 2017

Indians set team record with 15th win in a row

The Cleveland Indians didn't need much help to match last season's team-record 14-game winning streak, batting .317 and pitching to a 1.86 ERA over the last two weeks. No. 15 was over almost before it started. Cleveland jumped all over emergency starter Mike Pelfrey for seven ...

Injured yokozuna Hakuho pulls out of Autumn Tournament

Sumo Sep 8, 2017

Injured yokozuna Hakuho pulls out of Autumn Tournament

Hakuho on Friday pulled out of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament getting underway Sunday due to pain in his left knee, becoming the third yokozuna to withdraw from the meet after Kisenosato and Kakuryu. Based on official records kept by the Japan Sumo Association since ...