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Last three years hottest on record: U.N.

/ Mar 23, 2018

Last three years hottest on record: U.N.

The past three years were the hottest on record and heat waves in Australia, freak Arctic warmth and water shortages in Cape Town are extending harmful weather extremes in 2018, the United Nations said on Thursday. Atlantic hurricanes and monsoon floods in India contributed to ...

Mar 23, 2018

Trump said to plan to impose $50 billion in China tariffs

President Donald Trump is set to announce about $50 billion of tariffs against China over intellectual-property violations, according a person familiar with the matter. The president is considering targeting more than 100 different types of Chinese goods, according to the person, who spoke on the ...

Just let Johnny's Jr. be Johnny's Jr.

| Mar 23, 2018

Just let Johnny's Jr. be Johnny's Jr.

by Patrick ST. Michel

Around 60 people gathered at YouTube Space Tokyo on Tuesday to welcome Johnny & Associates to the 21st century. It was a day before the launch of the talent agency's first official YouTube channel, devoted to its Johnny's Jr. acts. It's a huge development ...

New Godzilla statue debuts in Tokyo shopping mall

Mar 23, 2018

New Godzilla statue debuts in Tokyo shopping mall

A new Godzilla statue was unveiled Thursday at a shopping mall in central Tokyo, fulfilling a prophecy inscribed upon its predecessor that more monsters would loom over the area. The new statue, depicting the Tyrannosaurus-like creature featured in the film "Shin Godzilla" released in 2016, ...

Tochinoshin hands Kakuryu first defeat at Spring Basho

/ Mar 23, 2018

Tochinoshin hands Kakuryu first defeat at Spring Basho

Yokozuna Kakuryu suffered his first loss on Thursday, the 12th day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, where he remained in the lead. Facing Georgian sekiwake Tochinoshin (8-4), whom he had beaten 21 times in their 22 career meetings, Kakuryu could do little more than ...

Midfielder Ryota Morioka could get opportunity in friendly against Mali

Mar 23, 2018

Midfielder Ryota Morioka could get opportunity in friendly against Mali

With playmakers Shinji Kagawa and Hiroshi Kiyotake sidelined due to injuries, Japan manager Vahid Halilhodzic may call upon Belgium-based midfielder Ryota Morioka to provide attacking spark in Friday's World Cup warm-up against Mali. The 26-year-old, who has only four caps for the national side since ...

Sunwolves overhaul starting lineup for match against Chiefs

Mar 23, 2018

Sunwolves overhaul starting lineup for match against Chiefs

Sunwolves coach Jamie Joseph once again wielded the ax Thursday despite his team putting in one of its best ever performances last week in Johannesburg. Joseph's team to take on New Zealand's Chiefs on Saturday in Tokyo shows 10 changes and two positional switches from ...