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Gundam towers over a transforming Tokyo

National | AT A GLANCE Nov 4, 2017

Gundam towers over a transforming Tokyo

by Yoshiaki Miura

Every day, the towering full-scale Unicorn Gundam statue in Tokyo's Odaiba waterfront district undergoes a transformation, eliciting shouts of joy from visitors young and old, many trying to snap good photos with their smartphones. The 19.7-meter, 49-ton statue of a mobile robot from the popular ...

National Nov 4, 2017

JCCI urges Taiwan to ease 3/11 food import ban

The Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry is urging Taiwan to ease its ban on food imports from five prefectures imposed as a result of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. In its annual white paper released Friday, the Taipei branch of the business group expressed hope ...

Balanced scoring powers Albirex past Grouses

Basketball / B. League Nov 4, 2017

Balanced scoring powers Albirex past Grouses

by Ed Odeven

The Niigata Albirex BB's offense performed at a high level on Saturday. Six Albirex players scored in double figures, including B League scoring leader Davante Gardner, who had a game-best 24 points, in Niigata's 95-86 triumph over the host Toyama Grouses. Gardner, a Marquette University alum, ...

Wallabies crush Brave Blossoms

More Sports / Rugby Nov 4, 2017

Wallabies crush Brave Blossoms

by Andrew McKirdy

Two-time Rugby World Cup winner Australia handed 2019 host Japan a harsh lesson two years ahead of the tournament with a 63-30 win in Yokohama on Saturday. Australia, which beat the world champion All Blacks in Brisbane on Oct. 21, ran in five first-half tries ...

Uchimura seeks to make comeback in December

More Sports / Gymnastics Nov 4, 2017

Uchimura seeks to make comeback in December

Kohei Uchimura said Saturday he hopes to return to competition in December, after an injury forced him to end his bid for a seventh straight individual all-around title at the world championships. "I'm planning to compete at the moment, but I don't want to push ...

Cerezo claim first title with Levain Cup victory

Soccer / J. League Nov 4, 2017

Cerezo claim first title with Levain Cup victory

Cerezo Osaka captured their first major domestic title on Saturday with a 2-0 win over Kawasaki Frontale in the final of the YBC Levain Cup. Japan international Kenyu Sugimoto opened the scoring with an early strike at Saitama Stadium before Brazilian midfielder Souza netted deep ...