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Editorials Apr 12, 2018

Can Xi live up to his rhetoric?

Japan, like other countries, should support Xi Jinping's economic reform efforts, but it should demand that China live up to its president's rhetoric.

Layers of artistic heritage in Aomori Prefecture

Travel Apr 12, 2018

Layers of artistic heritage in Aomori Prefecture

by Katherine Whatley

The weather is crisp when I arrive at Shin-Aomori Station via the Tohoku Shinkansen. I'm not surprised, though, the northernmost prefecture on the island of Honshu is known as a cold and isolated place. It's likely thanks to the chillier environment keeping people inside with ...

Mariah Carey says she has bipolar disorder, is on meds

Entertainment News Apr 12, 2018

Mariah Carey says she has bipolar disorder, is on meds

Pop singer Mariah Carey revealed on Wednesday that she suffers from bipolar disorder, telling People magazine that she was diagnosed in 2001 but had only recently been taking medication. Carey told People in an interview that she got the diagnosis when she was hospitalized following ...

Judo legend Tadahiro Nomura to manage Hifumi Abe

More Sports / Judo Apr 12, 2018

Judo legend Tadahiro Nomura to manage Hifumi Abe

Reigning 66-kg world champion Hifumi Abe has agreed to a management contract under a new company established by three-time Olympic judo champion Tadahiro Nomura, the company announced Thursday. Although it is unusual for Japanese judoka to be managed while still attending college, the 20-year-old Abe ...

Yankees pick up Masahiro Tanaka, brawl with Red Sox in win

Baseball / MLB Apr 12, 2018

Yankees pick up Masahiro Tanaka, brawl with Red Sox in win

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (2-1) struck out three and earned his second win of the season in a 10-7 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night in a contest marred by a bench-clearing brawl. Tanaka gave up a fifth-inning grand slam ...