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Confusing power with powerlessness

National / Media | BIG IN JAPAN Mar 10, 2018

Confusing power with powerlessness

by Michael Hoffman

"We're all terrified. It's like living in a mass grave." It's an underground shelter. "No water, no food, no ventilation, no toilets. Explosion after explosion. It never stops." The civil war in Syria grinds on. Noncombatants are powerless, helpless, living as if dead, if not ...

Seeking solace in Tohoku's poets of old

Books Mar 10, 2018

Seeking solace in Tohoku's poets of old

by Roger Pulvers

On Oct. 11, 2011, seven months to the day after the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami struck the Tohoku region, I stood beside the sole surviving pine tree from a 350-year-old forest of approximately 70,000 similar trees on the coastline of Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture. In ...

Yokozuna withdrawals open up field for Spring Basho

Sumo Mar 10, 2018

Yokozuna withdrawals open up field for Spring Basho

The Spring Grand Sumo Tournament begins Sunday with a unique window of opportunity for wrestlers to rise in the rankings. The spate of yokozuna injury withdrawals that has plagued the sport since last May will continue at the 15-day competition at Edion Arena Osaka, with ...

Sagan keep Marinos winless

Soccer / J. League Mar 10, 2018

Sagan keep Marinos winless

by Andrew McKirdy

Sagan Tosu beat Yokohama F. Marinos 2-1 on Saturday to keep former Australia manager Ange Postecoglou waiting for his first J. League win. Cho Dong-geon put Tosu ahead in the 12th minute after some poor defending from the home team at Mitsuzawa Stadium, before Colombian ...

Miho Takagi surges ahead at world championships

More Sports / Winter Sports Mar 10, 2018

Miho Takagi surges ahead at world championships

Miho Takagi took a big lead over six-time champion Ireen Wust of the Netherlands after the first races of the three-day World Allround Speed Skating Championships on Friday. Takagi clocked 39.01 seconds in the women's 500 meters on the outdoor track in the Amsterdam Olympic ...