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National / Politics Mar 18, 2018

65% say Abe's wife should face Diet over scandal: poll

Amid a deepening scandal linked to the cronyism allegations leveled against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, 52.0 percent of the public thinks Finance Minister Taro Aso should resign over the related document-tampering, and 65.3 percent think Abe's wife, Akie, should be summoned to testify in ...

Go west to enjoy a family <em>hanami</em> party

Lifestyle | CHILD'S PLAY Mar 18, 2018

Go west to enjoy a family hanami party

by Jason Jenkins

At last, winter's grip is loosening and spring in Japan is on its way. Soon cherry blossoms will explode across the archipelago, and parks around the country will be full of smiles and picnic tarps. That's right: it's hanami (cherry-blossom viewing) season again — ...

Figurative and literal lifesavers

Digital | ON: TECH Mar 18, 2018

Figurative and literal lifesavers

by Chiho Komoriya

Keep your ears open for BoCo Bone-conduction earphones, a relatively new development in personal tech that allows users to listen to devices without blasting the eardrums, is finally being made small enough to be worn like earbuds. Up until now, virtually all bone-conduction earphones have ...

SeaHorses beat Sunrockers for 12th straight win

Basketball / B. League Mar 18, 2018

SeaHorses beat Sunrockers for 12th straight win

by Ed Odeven

The SeaHorses Mikawa opened the season with a road loss to the defending champion Tochigi Brex in late September. Then they rattled off a team-record 16 straight wins. The title-chasing SeaHorses are enjoying another epic win streak. Their 12th consecutive victory was an emotional roller coaster, but ...

Kakuryu and Kaisei stay perfect at Spring Basho

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 18, 2018

Kakuryu and Kaisei stay perfect at Spring Basho

Yokozuna Kakuryu and No. 6 maegashira Kaisei each won on Sunday to remain unbeaten and in the lead on the eighth day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. The only yokozuna in the 15-day competition at Edion Arena Osaka following the withdrawals of Hakuho and ...

S-Pulse hold on to claim draw with Vegalta

Soccer / J. League Mar 18, 2018

S-Pulse hold on to claim draw with Vegalta

Shimizu S-Pulse fended off a persistent attack by visiting Vegalta Sendai for a 1-1 draw in the J. League first division on Sunday. Shimizu midfielder Shota Kaneko opened the scoring in the ninth minute, soaring a screamer over the head of Vegalta goalkeeper Kentaro Seki ...

Sunwolves come up just short of improbable upset of Lions

Rugby Mar 18, 2018

Sunwolves come up just short of improbable upset of Lions

The Sunwolves may have once again tasted Super Rugby defeat on Saturday but the manner in which they played in their 40-38 loss to the Lions at Johannesburg's Emirates Airline Park suggests things are slowly starting to fall into place for Jamie Joseph's side. The ...