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Wakayama zoo celebrates baby panda Yuihin's first birthday

National Sep 18, 2017

Wakayama zoo celebrates baby panda Yuihin's first birthday

A birthday party for 1-year-old female panda Yuihin was held Monday at Adventure World theme park in Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture. Zoo workers gave Yuihin a birthday gift of a pink ice cake shaped into a "1." Yuihin, weighing 26.6 kg, has grown well and already has ...

Pop-up Tokyo restaurant highlights dementia awareness

National Sep 18, 2017

Pop-up Tokyo restaurant highlights dementia awareness

Diners have no complaints about the service at a pop-up restaurant in central Tokyo where the 17 waiters and waitresses all suffer from dementia. The Restaurant of Order Mistakes — a play on the title of a classic Japanese children's book, "The Restaurant of Many ...

Ozeki Goeido takes sole lead at Autumn sumo tournament

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 18, 2017

Ozeki Goeido takes sole lead at Autumn sumo tournament

Ozeki Goeido won his eighth straight bout at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday to take sole lead and secure his status in sumo's second-highest rank. Goeido (8-1), who would have faced demotion with a losing record in the 15-day event, appeared uncharacteristically cautious ...

Miyazato closes book on career

More Sports / Golf Sep 18, 2017

Miyazato closes book on career

Retiring former world No. 1 Ai Miyazato was unable to go out with a coveted major title on Sunday at the Evian Championships, the last women's major of the season. Ayako Uehara finished 10th in the event, which was won by Sweden's Anna Nordqvist, who ...

Kubo scores first goal of season

Soccer Sep 18, 2017

Kubo scores first goal of season

Japan striker Yuya Kubo netted his first goal of the season to help Gent win 2-0 at Oostende in the Belgian first division Sunday. Kubo opened the scoring in the 31st minute at Versluys Arena after Oostende keeper Mike Vanhamel came out to challenge Mamadou ...

Verlander shines as Astros clinch AL West

Baseball / MLB Sep 18, 2017

Verlander shines as Astros clinch AL West

When the Houston Astros traded for Justin Verlander less than three weeks ago, they envisioned days like this. Verlander struck out 10 batters over seven innings in his first home start for Houston, Derek Fisher and Marwin Gonzalez homered in a big fifth inning and ...