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Hurricane Irma rips through Cuba

World Sep 9, 2017

Hurricane Irma rips through Cuba

Hurricane Irma pounded Cuba's northern coast on Saturday as it headed for Florida, where millions of residents were told to evacuate after the storm killed 22 people in the Caribbean and left devastation in its wake. Still a Category 5 storm when it crashed into ...

Drone to measure radiation in tainted Fukushima No. 1 buildings

National Sep 9, 2017

Drone to measure radiation in tainted Fukushima No. 1 buildings

Tokyo Electric plans to measure radiation in heavily contaminated buildings at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant as it prepares to decommission its damaged reactors, officials at the utility said. The data from the drone is expected to help Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. ...

Business Sep 9, 2017

JTA drafts rules for setting minpaku business holidays

The Japan Tourism Agency is considering asking municipalities to designate periods during which minpaku (private lodging services) must be shut in their regions. Municipalities would be free to set their own minpaku business holidays, according to the agency's draft guidelines on the new type of ...

Sungoliath pounce on Shining Arcs

More Sports / Rugby Sep 9, 2017

Sungoliath pounce on Shining Arcs

The Suntory Sungoliath jumped above the Kobe Kobelco Steelers to head the Japan Rugby Top League's Red Conference on Saturday thanks to a 36-11 victory over the NTT Communications Shining Arcs. George Smith showed his full array of skills at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground ...

Kanazaki carries league-leading Antlers past Ardija

Soccer / J. League Sep 9, 2017

Kanazaki carries league-leading Antlers past Ardija

The Kashima Antlers edged relegation-threatened Omiya Ardija 1-0 on Saturday to move six points clear at the top of the table as J. League first-division action resumed after the international break. Mu Kanazaki fired Kashima in front with his 10th goal of the season in ...

Harumafuji seeks title as top rivals sit out Autumn Basho

Sumo Sep 9, 2017

Harumafuji seeks title as top rivals sit out Autumn Basho

Harumafuji seeks title sans top rivals Sumo kyodo — Harumafuji will seek to win his ninth championship at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament starting Sunday as fellow yokozuna Hakuho, Kisenosato and Kakuryu have all pulled out due to injuries. Harumafuji will be the only yokozuna competing at ...

Watt recognized for relief efforts

More Sports / Football Sep 9, 2017

Watt recognized for relief efforts

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is being honored by the NFL Players Association after raising more than $29 million for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Watt was named the NFLPA's Community MVP on Friday for his work in the days since the hurricane and flooding ...

PSG overwhelms Kawashima, Metz

Soccer Sep 9, 2017

PSG overwhelms Kawashima, Metz

Japan goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima had a busy day picking the ball out of the net Friday as 10-man club Metz fell 5-1 at home to Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1. Edinson Cavani scored twice while Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Lucas Moura also got on the ...

BigBlue continue to progress

More Sports / Football Sep 9, 2017

BigBlue continue to progress

by Kaz Nagatsuka

IBM BigBlue players and staff were ecstatic after the game and head coach Shinzo Yamada delightfully tapped their shoulders, thanking them for their effort. It was perhaps a little unusual for a football team after it earned just one win, but there was a reason. After ...