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U.S. military halts parachute training after Tokyo school mishap

National Apr 11, 2018

U.S. military halts parachute training after Tokyo school mishap

Local authorities lodged a protest Wednesday with the central government and the U.S. military after a U.S. Air Force member's parachute fell onto the grounds of a school near Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo the day before. "It could have been a life-threatening incident" ...

'Ballyturk' delivers a surreal yet exciting challenge

Stage Apr 11, 2018

'Ballyturk' delivers a surreal yet exciting challenge

by Nobuko Tanaka

When Akira Shirai first read the script for "Ballyturk," he quickly understood why its creator, Irish playwright Enda Walsh, said the work "should bypass the intellect and go straight into your bones." The 60-year-old artistic director at Kanagawa Arts Theatre in Yokohama was mulling over ...

Time for sumo to ditch ban on women in ring

Sumo | INSIDE SUMO Apr 11, 2018

Time for sumo to ditch ban on women in ring

by John Gunning

Less than a month after International Women's Day, sumo found itself embroiled in a gender-discrimination controversy when a female nurse administering CPR was ordered to leave the ring by an official. The sport's long-standing ban on women entering the ring has periodically come under fire, ...

Substitute Patric powers Sanfrecce's win over Marinos

Soccer / J. League Apr 11, 2018

Substitute Patric powers Sanfrecce's win over Marinos

A second-half brace from super sub Patric helped Sanfrecce Hiroshima to beat visiting Yokohama F. Marinos 3-1 Wednesday night and maintain their lead at the top of the J. League table. Having entered with the score tied 1-1 midway through the second half, the big ...