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Commentary / Japan Feb 26, 2018

Education in the digital age

by Koichi Hamada

The Fourth Industrial Revolution will amount to a major test for a Japanese education system focused on reciting facts and performing formulaic calculations — precisely the areas where humans cannot compete with intelligent machines.

Sunwolves trio take lessons from defeat

Rugby Feb 26, 2018

Sunwolves trio take lessons from defeat

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The Sunwolves may have come up short in their 2018 season opener, but the contest provided valuable experience for the younger players making their Super Rugby debuts. On Saturday, a trio of young Sunwolves — scrum-half Yutaka Nagare, flanker Kazuki Himeno and center Ryoto Nakamura ...

Ryota Morioka hits double for Anderlecht

Soccer Feb 26, 2018

Ryota Morioka hits double for Anderlecht

Japan midfielder Ryota Morioka scored a brace Sunday to help Anderlecht beat Mouscron 5-3 at home in the Belgian first division. Morioka scored his first goals since joining the reigning division champions in January. The 26-year-old gave Anderlecht the lead in the 26th minute when ...

Tochinoshin returns to sekiwake for Spring Grand Sumo Tournament

Sumo Feb 26, 2018

Tochinoshin returns to sekiwake for Spring Grand Sumo Tournament

On the back of his overpowering championship run in January, Georgian wrestler Tochinoshin will compete in March at sumo's third-highest rank of sekiwake, according to the rankings published Monday by the Japan Sumo Association. When the 30-year-old takes to the ring at Edion Arena Osaka ...

Old guard provides spark for Manchester City in League Cup final

Soccer Feb 26, 2018

Old guard provides spark for Manchester City in League Cup final

After finishing his first season in England empty-handed, Pep Guardiola finally collected his first trophy with Manchester City on Sunday. Thanks to some familiar faces. Despite recruiting more than $600 million in talent in around 18 months, Guardiola relied on City's old guard to produce a ...