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LDP Vice President Komura won't run in Lower House election

National / Politics Sep 25, 2017

LDP Vice President Komura won't run in Lower House election

Veteran lawmaker Masahiko Komura, vice president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, has decided not to run in the Lower House election next month after deciding it will be too physically taxing, a source close to the matter said Monday. The 75-year-old lawyer-turned-lawmaker, who served ...

Bullet train stops after tablet PC catches fire, singes table

National Sep 25, 2017

Bullet train stops after tablet PC catches fire, singes table

A shinkansen made an emergency stop Sunday after a tablet computer apparently owned by a passenger caught fire while the train was en route to Tokyo Station, police and railway officials said. The incident aboard the Nozomi 234 super express took place at around 5:30 ...

Ito makes long-awaited debut for Hamburg

Soccer Sep 25, 2017

Ito makes long-awaited debut for Hamburg

Former Kashiwa Reysol youth player Tatsuya Ito made his long-awaited German Bundesliga debut Sunday, coming on as a second-half substitute in Hamburg SV's 3-0 away defeat to Bayer Leverkusen. But the big day for the 20-year-old Japanese, who joined Hamburg youth academy in July 2015 ...