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Koike party in striking distance of LDP: survey

National / Politics Oct 1, 2017

Koike party in striking distance of LDP: survey

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party has a 9 percentage point lead over the upstart Kibo no To (Party of Hope) led by Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike, a Kyodo News survey showed Sunday, three weeks ahead of the Oct. 22 general election. In the ...

Seven & I begins donating leftover food to Tokyo's needy

National Oct 1, 2017

Seven & I begins donating leftover food to Tokyo's needy

Seven & i Holdings Co. has started donating unexpired food leftover at its Ito-Yokado supermarkets in Tokyo to needy families. According to Seven & I, it plans to expand the donations to more regions to reduce food waste. Poverty is a serious issue with the relative ...

Tapes are back with a boom

Music Oct 1, 2017

Tapes are back with a boom

by Masatoshi Chino

Along with vinyl's recent resurgence, another throwback from the 1970s is gaining popularity in the digital age: the boombox portable music player. While radio-cassette players are viewed with nostalgia among older generations, they represent something new and fresh for young people, even if the machines ...

Hataoka becomes second to repeat at Japan Women's Open

More Sports / Golf Oct 1, 2017

Hataoka becomes second to repeat at Japan Women's Open

Nasa Hataoka blasted into the record books on Sunday, when the 18-year-old became only the second golfer to repeat as the Japan Women's Open champion. Hataoka, who seized her maiden title last year as an amateur, held onto her third-round lead at Abiko Golf Club ...

Koroki scores twice as Urawa beats Sendai

Soccer / J. League Oct 1, 2017

Koroki scores twice as Urawa beats Sendai

Shinzo Koroki scored a brace to help Asian Champions League semifinalists Urawa Reds to a 3-2 win away to Vegalta Sendai in the J. League first division on Sunday. Koroki extended his lead at the top of the J1 scoring charts to 19 goals with ...