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Yamao and Inada survive scandals but Toyota is booted out

National / Politics Oct 22, 2017

Yamao and Inada survive scandals but Toyota is booted out

Sunday's Lower House election brought mixed results to politicians attempting to emerge from scandals. Shiori Yamao kept her seat despite an alleged extramarital affair that forced her to quit the opposition Democratic Party. The former prosecutor, 43, ran as an independent instead and won a third ...

Robert Mugabe appointment as WHO goodwill ambassador rescinded after outcry

World Oct 22, 2017

Robert Mugabe appointment as WHO goodwill ambassador rescinded after outcry

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a WHO goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization said Sunday following an outrage among donors and rights groups over his appointment. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who made the appointment at a high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases ...

Letter from Titanic victim fetches record $166,000

World Oct 22, 2017

Letter from Titanic victim fetches record $166,000

A personal letter found on the body of a man killed in the sinking of the Titanic sold at auction on Saturday for £126,000 ($166,000), a record price for correspondence from the doomed liner. The letter is one of the last known to have survived ...

The traditional kimono never goes out of style

Style & Design Oct 22, 2017

The traditional kimono never goes out of style

by Misha Janette

The fusion of traditional Japanese culture with contemporary life isn't a new concept, but as trends change the results can vary greatly. On the runway, we are seeing sophisticated ideas that infuse new looks with time-honored tastes in subtle yet effective ways; while on ...

Goya strikes late to claim draw for Gamba at Urawa

Soccer / J. League Oct 22, 2017

Goya strikes late to claim draw for Gamba at Urawa

Substitute Hiroto Goya snatched a last-gasp equalizer to earn a point for Gamba Osaka in a pulsating 3-3 draw away to Asian Champions League finalists Urawa Reds in the J. League on Sunday. Riding high after beating big-spending Shanghai SIPG in midweek to reach the ...

Nadeshiko Japan beats Switzerland in friendly

Soccer Oct 22, 2017

Nadeshiko Japan beats Switzerland in friendly

Substitutes Emi Nakajima and Mina Tanaka were on target to give former women's world champion Japan a 2-0 win at home to Switzerland in an international friendly on Sunday. Nakajima broke the deadlock midway through the second half in torrential rain at Nagano U Stadium ...

Kiseki takes Kikka-sho for first G1 win

More Sports / Horse Racing Oct 22, 2017

Kiseki takes Kikka-sho for first G1 win

Top favorite Kiseki powered to victory on Sunday to capture the Kikka-sho, the last race of the Japanese triple crown. Ridden by Italian jockey Mirco Demuro, Kiseki made his move shortly after the final bend and charged down the outside channel before going on to ...

Darvish to start Game 2 or 3 of Fall Classic

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 22, 2017

Darvish to start Game 2 or 3 of Fall Classic

Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Yu Darvish is expected to start either Game 2 or 3 of the World Series against the Houston Astros, manager Dave Roberts said Saturday. Roberts said before the Astros won the American League pennant and advanced to the World Series against ...

Hawks earn spot in Japan Series

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 22, 2017

Hawks earn spot in Japan Series

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks clinched the Pacific League Climax Series' Final Stage on Sunday with a 7-0 win over the Tohoku Golden Rakuten Eagles to earn a spot in the Japan Series. The Hawks began the six-game final stage at their home park, Yafuoku Dome, ...