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45 articles published


Editorials May 16, 2018

Trump keeps a dangerous promise

Contrary to the president's claims, the move will make peace harder to reach and will likely embolden hardliners on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian divide.

Japan-China relationship is on the mend

Commentary / Japan May 16, 2018

Japan-China relationship is on the mend

by Masahiro Kohara

Momentum can change trends in international relations. A series of summits in Panmunjom and Tokyo has created growing momentum toward dialogue and peace rather than pressure and tension. In April, the leaders of the two Koreas agreed to work with the United States and China ...

Yokozuna Kakuryu upset on fourth day of Summer Basho

Sumo / Basho Reports May 16, 2018

Yokozuna Kakuryu upset on fourth day of Summer Basho

Kakuryu suffered his first loss on Wednesday, while fellow yokozuna Hakuho remained unbeaten at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. In the day's penultimate bout, No. 2 maegashira Shohozan (1-3) defeated yokozuna Kakuryu (3-1) in the biggest upset of the fourth day at the 15-day meet ...

Shohei Ohtani replica sets sell out on first day

Baseball / MLB May 16, 2018

Shohei Ohtani replica sets sell out on first day

Japanese sporting goods maker Asics Corp. said Wednesday that all of its limited-edition replica baseball gear sets of Los Angeles Angels pitching-slugging sensation Shohei Ohtani sold out in one day. Asics offered 17 sets, a nod to his uniform number, and started accepting online reservations ...

Japan to open Rugby World Cup against Russia after Romania thrown out

Rugby May 16, 2018

Japan to open Rugby World Cup against Russia after Romania thrown out

Japan will play Russia in the opening game of Rugby World Cup 2019 after Romania was essentially thrown out of the tournament for fielding an ineligible player during the qualifying process, World Rugby announced Wednesday. Romania, Spain and Belgium were all deducted points from the ...