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Victims of sexual misconduct named Time magazine's Person of the Year

Dec 07, 2017

Victims of sexual misconduct named Time magazine's Person of the Year

The silence breakers have been named Time magazine's Person of the Year. Dozens of men and women have shared their stories since October about sexual misconduct by numerous high-profile men in entertainment, media, business and sports. The revelations also helped prompt millions worldwide to tweet ...

Foreign tourists to benefit from revised consumption-tax exemption

Dec 07, 2017

Foreign tourists to benefit from revised consumption-tax exemption

Senior members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's tax panel agreed on Wednesday to overhaul the current consumption tax exemption program for foreign visitors, in order to boost tourism-related spending in the country. Foreign visitors are currently allowed to use the tax-break program only if ...

'Hanagatami': Extravagance on the edge of war

/ Dec 07, 2017

'Hanagatami': Extravagance on the edge of war

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Despite a lengthy filmography that began in the 1960s, Nobuhiko Obayashi is known in the West mainly for his 1977 feature debut "House." This horror-fantasy about a house that devours its inhabitants is a surreal riot of the imagination that tosses local filmmaking conventions ...

Pavelec bails out Rangers in win over Penguins

/ Dec 07, 2017

Pavelec bails out Rangers in win over Penguins

Ondrej Pavelec didn't know he was getting just his third start in the last six weeks until late Tuesday afternoon, when New York Rangers star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist came down with the flu. The short prep time against the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh ...

Westbrook, Adams lead Thunder

/ Dec 07, 2017

Westbrook, Adams lead Thunder

With all the excitement about the Oklahoma City Thunder's new Big Three this season, Steven Adams had become a bit of an afterthought. Not anymore. The 213-cm center had 20 points and nine rebounds to support Russell Westbrook's triple-double, and the Thunder defeated the Utah Jazz ...

Shohei Otani hears pitches from Cubs, Mariners, Rangers

/ Dec 07, 2017

Shohei Otani hears pitches from Cubs, Mariners, Rangers

Coveted two-way star Shohei Otani met with representatives from the Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners and Chicago Cubs in Los Angeles on Tuesday, according to U.S. media. The meetings followed talks Monday between the 23-year-old slugging ace and the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Los Angeles Angels ...

Man United advances in Champions League

Dec 07, 2017

Man United advances in Champions League

Manchester United and Juventus were among the sides to clinch a place in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday, while Bayern Munich gained a measure of revenge over Paris Saint-Germain. United, Juventus, Roma and Basel all went through with victories in their ...

Kawasaki Frontale's Yu Kobayashi named J. League MVP

/ Dec 07, 2017

Kawasaki Frontale's Yu Kobayashi named J. League MVP

Yu Kobayashi, who was the J. League's top goalscorer and a key part of Kawasaki Frontale's run to their first league title, was named J. League Most Valuable Player on Tuesday. The 30-year-old Kobayashi, who scored 23 goals, became the sixth player to take the ...