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U.S. holds parachuting drill at Kadena base despite opposition

National Sep 21, 2017

U.S. holds parachuting drill at Kadena base despite opposition

The U.S. military conducted a parachuting drill Thursday at Kadena Air Base on Okinawa's main island for the third time this year, despite calls from the Japanese government and local authorities to suspend it due to safety concerns. "It is regrettable. Japan urges the U.S. ...

National / Politics Sep 21, 2017

Japan's Kono reaffirms commitment to peacekeeping at U.N.

Japan will continue to make a positive contribution to U.N. peacekeeping efforts following its withdrawal of troops from a mission in South Sudan, Foreign Minister Taro Kono said Wednesday in New York. "Under the banner of 'proactive contribution to peace,' Japan has made every effort ...

Distrustful U.S. allies force spy agency to back down in encryption row

World Sep 21, 2017

Distrustful U.S. allies force spy agency to back down in encryption row

An international group of cryptography experts has forced the U.S. National Security Agency to back down over two data encryption techniques it wanted set as global industry standards, reflecting deep mistrust among close U.S. allies. In interviews and emails seen by Reuters, academic and industry ...

A South Sudan vote would heap disaster upon catastrophe, U.N. says

World Sep 21, 2017

A South Sudan vote would heap disaster upon catastrophe, U.N. says

South Sudan's hellish war will get worse if its neighbors let President Salva Kiir hold an election before he accepts peacekeepers, a cease-fire and political opposition, U.N. investigators said on Wednesday. South Sudan was plunged into civil war in 2013 when Kiir fell out with ...

Full text of Abe's address at U.N. General Assembly

National / Politics Sep 21, 2017

Full text of Abe's address at U.N. General Assembly

The following is the text of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's address to the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Wednesday. Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen, Today, I had intended first of all to tell you of the sincerity with which Japan is implementing the ...

Editorials Sep 21, 2017

Farewell, Cassini

The Cassini-Huygens space probe, whose 20 year mission ended last Friday, highlighted what multinational collaboration and cooperation can achieve.

Enjoy spooky suite tea service

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Sep 21, 2017

Enjoy spooky suite tea service

The Rihga Royal Hotel Osaka is offering a Halloween plan "Adults' Halloween Suite," limited to one pair or group per day, from Sept. 22 to Oct. 31. The French-palace-themed suite is decorated in an eerie and creepy Halloween motif with bats hanging from tree branches ...

Elegant watches showcased

General | NEWS AND NOTES Sep 21, 2017

Elegant watches showcased

Watch dealer Misuzu Corp. held a Handa Watch World Fair at a Tokyo hotel on Sept. 12 to showcase high-end Swiss timepieces and other watches. The company, which also operates the Misuzu Gakuen chain of cram schools that work to prepare high school students to ...

Okuhara, Yamaguchi secure spots in Japan Open quarterfinals

More Sports Sep 21, 2017

Okuhara, Yamaguchi secure spots in Japan Open quarterfinals

World champion Nozomi Okuhara breezed past India's world No. 2 Pusarla Sindhu in straight games at the Japan Open badminton tournament on Thursday, advancing to the quarterfinals of the women's singles competition. Eighth-ranked Okuhara, bronze medalist at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, had claimed ...

Goeido falters, stays on track for second title

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 21, 2017

Goeido falters, stays on track for second title

Ozeki Goeido stayed on course for his second career championship at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday, despite a surprise second defeat at the hands of fourth-ranked maegashira Shohozan. The loss in the day's penultimate bout at Ryogoku Kokugikan saw Goeido fall to 10-2, ...

Kagawa scores first goal of Bundesliga season

Soccer Sep 21, 2017

Kagawa scores first goal of Bundesliga season

Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa scored his first goal of the season as Bundesliga leader Dortmund won 3-0 away to Hamburg on Wednesday. Kagawa, making his first start of the league campaign, opened the scoring after 24 minutes, driving home from close range after Omer Toprak ...

Hanyu focused ahead of season opener

Figure Skating Sep 21, 2017

Hanyu focused ahead of season opener

Quad king Yuzuru Hanyu arrived in Montreal on Wednesday as his second Winter Olympic campaign swings into action with the Autumn Classic International, his first event of the 2017-2018 figure skating season. Showing calm before the storm, Hanyu, the reigning Olympic and world champion, did ...