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43 articles published


Narita's Unari-kun named mascot of 2017

National / Media | Top Drawer Nov 25, 2017

Narita's Unari-kun named mascot of 2017

by Natsumi Komiyama

Unari-kun, the official mascot of Narita City in Chiba Prefecture, defeated 1,157 rivals from localities nationwide to win this year's Yuru-kyara Grand Prix title. Chiryuppi of Chiryu, Aichi Prefecture, and Torai-kun of Higashi-Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, took second and third spots, respectively. Unari-kun is the special ...

Ensuring women are not lost in translation

Books Nov 25, 2017

Ensuring women are not lost in translation

by Iain Maloney

The literary arts are mainly solitary activities. Wordsmiths are, however, social animals and — the odd Pynchon aside — seek out the company of the rest of the species. This is one of the motivating factors behind the formation of a new collective, Strong Women, ...

Hakuho secures 40th career title

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 25, 2017

Hakuho secures 40th career title

Yokozuna Hakuho clinched the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament championship, the 40th title of his illustrious career, on Saturday. Hakuho began the penultimate day of the 15-day event at Fukuoka Kokusai Center one win ahead of No. 3 maegashira Hokutofuji and No. 12 Okinoumi, but neither ...

Mana Iwabuchi lifts Nadeshiko Japan past Jordan in friendly

Soccer Nov 25, 2017

Mana Iwabuchi lifts Nadeshiko Japan past Jordan in friendly

Mana Iwabuchi's brace lifted Nadeshiko Japan to a 2-0 away win in a friendly against Jordan on Friday. Iwabuchi scored twice in the first half with Nadeshiko attacking aggressively from the start. Japan got on the board in the 27th minute when Iwabuchi scored with her ...

Takuma Asano opens account for Stuttgart

Soccer Nov 25, 2017

Takuma Asano opens account for Stuttgart

Takuma Asano scored his first goal in the German Bundesliga on Friday, while forward Yuya Kubo's strike helped seal Belgian club Gent's 3-1 victory over Mouscron. Asano, currently on loan from Arsenal, opened the scoring in the 24th minute of Stuttgart's 1-1 draw with Hanover, ...

David Moyes hails West Ham fans after Leicester draw

Soccer Nov 25, 2017

David Moyes hails West Ham fans after Leicester draw

David Moyes praised West Ham United's supporters after a 1-1 draw with Leicester City in the Premier League on Friday, the first match at London Stadium since the Scot took over as manager. While the fans expressed dissent in Moyes's first game in charge at ...

Nathan Chen leads Adam Rippon at Skate America

Figure Skating Nov 25, 2017

Nathan Chen leads Adam Rippon at Skate America

American skaters Nathan Chen and Adam Rippon gave the home crowd what it wanted Friday night: Chen with a pair of powerful quad jumps, and Rippon with what he calls a "trashy dance-club program." "I think we made a good team. I think we'd make ...