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20 Questions: The best answers of 2017

People | 20 QUESTIONS Dec 31, 2017

20 Questions: The best answers of 2017

What brought you to Japan? I came here for the magic. Osaka is home to some of the best close-up magicians in the world. — Ben Daggers, magician Richard Brezina | COURTESY OF RICHARD BREZINA What's your favorite Japanese word or phrase? I like Japanese tongue-twisters; my ...

Soccer / J. League Dec 31, 2017

Nathan Burns leaves Sanfrecce to return to A-League

Australian striker Nathan Burns will leave Sanfrecce Hiroshima and return to the Australian A-League, the J. League first-division club announced Sunday. According to the Wellington Phoenix website, the 29-year-old Australian signed a two-year contract with his former club. In the 2014-2015 season, he was Wellington's ...

Asia Pacific Dec 31, 2017

South Korea seizes second ship suspected of transferring oil to North

South Korean authorities have seized a Panama-flagged vessel suspected of transferring oil products to North Korea in violation of international sanctions, a customs official said Sunday. The KOTI was seized at Pyeongtaek-Dangjin port, the official said without elaborating, due to the sensitivity of the issue. ...