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Watchdog's safety clearance for Tepco reactors irks Fukushima victims

National Oct 4, 2017

Watchdog's safety clearance for Tepco reactors irks Fukushima victims

Two nuclear reactors run by Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. cleared the safety review of Japan's nuclear watchdog on Wednesday, drawing fierce criticism from residents who remain displaced more than six years after the nuclear crisis at the utility's Fukushima complex. The government safety ...

American offers to back Ryanair pilots' bid to unionize

Business Oct 4, 2017

American offers to back Ryanair pilots' bid to unionize

Ryanair Holdings PLC pilots campaigning for unionization amid a staffing crisis that's led to the cancellation of 20,000 flights have been offered financial backing from American Airlines Group Inc.'s cockpit-crew association. The Allied Pilots Association has offered to support Ryanair crews in forming a union ...

Sumo pulls out all the stops at promotional event

Sumo Oct 4, 2017

Sumo pulls out all the stops at promotional event

by Mai Yoshikawa

Rikishi in Japan are coming up big — literally and figuratively — doing little things to promote the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and, though not part of the Olympic program, the ancient national sport of sumo. On Wednesday, 70 wrestlers of sumo's top two divisions, ...

Rio Olympic judo champ Tachimoto to retire

More Sports / Judo Oct 4, 2017

Rio Olympic judo champ Tachimoto to retire

Haruka Tachimoto, the women's 70-kg gold medalist at last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics, on Wednesday revealed she is retiring. The 27-year-old Tachimoto, who cited a lack of drive as her main reason for calling it quits, submitted retirement documents to the All Japan Judo ...

Deposed champion Uchimura diagnosed with ligament damage

More Sports / Gymnastics Oct 4, 2017

Deposed champion Uchimura diagnosed with ligament damage

Kohei Uchimura was diagnosed with torn ligaments in his left ankle that will require two to three weeks' recovery, a Japan Gymnastics Association official said Tuesday. Uchimura withdrew from the ongoing artistic gymnastics world championships Monday after he injured himself during a vault landing in ...