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Japan celebrates 30th anniversary of Seto-Ohashi Bridges

National Apr 8, 2018

Japan celebrates 30th anniversary of Seto-Ohashi Bridges

A ceremony was held Sunday to celebrate Tuesday's 30th anniversary of the Seto-Ohashi Bridges, a series of bridges connecting Kagawa and Okayama prefectures across the Seto Inland Sea. The Seto-Ohashi Bridges form one of the bridge routes linking the main islands of Honshu and Shikoku. One ...

Loading of fuel assemblies begins at Oi plant's No. 4 reactor

National Apr 8, 2018

Loading of fuel assemblies begins at Oi plant's No. 4 reactor

Kansai Electric Power Co. has started work to load nuclear fuel into reactor 4 at its Oi nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture. The operation, which started Sunday, to place 193 uranium fuel assemblies in the reactor is to be completed by Wednesday. Kansai Electric aims ...

Sanfrecce outlast Reysol to remain unbeaten

Soccer / J. League Apr 8, 2018

Sanfrecce outlast Reysol to remain unbeaten

Undefeated Sanfrecce Hiroshima added three more points Sunday after digging in to beat Kashiwa Reysol 1-0 in the J. League. A lackluster first half from Kashiwa and key saves by Sanfrecce goalkeeper Takuto Hayashi earned the first division leaders their fifth win in six matches. After ...

Almond Eye uses late charge to win Oka-sho

More Sports / Horse Racing Apr 8, 2018

Almond Eye uses late charge to win Oka-sho

Second-favorite Almond Eye, ridden by jockey Christophe Lemaire, made a late dash Sunday to win the Oka-sho and earn her first Grade 1 victory. Starting second-to-last, Almond Eye conserved her energy until after the final turn, when she sprinted past the pack on the outside ...

Japan shuts out Vietnam in Women's Asian Cup opener

Soccer Apr 8, 2018

Japan shuts out Vietnam in Women's Asian Cup opener

Defending champion Japan took an early lead in its group at the Women's Asian Cup with a 4-0 shutout of Vietnam on Saturday. Kumi Yokoyama opened the scoring in the third minute at King Abdullah II Stadium, and later goals by Emi Nakajima, Mana Iwabuchi, ...

Darvish fans nine as Cubs beat Brewers

Baseball / MLB Apr 8, 2018

Darvish fans nine as Cubs beat Brewers

Chicago right-hander Yu Darvish struck out nine in six innings on Saturday, but missed the chance for his first win of the year as the Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2. Darvish gave up two hits at Miller Park, the first to Brewers first baseman ...