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Japan's refugee-screening system sets high bar

| May 22, 2018

Japan's refugee-screening system sets high bar

by Chisato Tanaka

Last year, Japan granted refugee status to just 20 out of a record-high 19,629 applicants. After the figure was released in February, global and domestic coverage was noticeably polarized. Some slammed Japan's strict asylum policy, saying that the world's third-largest economy has failed to meet ...

May 22, 2018

A trade war gets put 'on hold'

U.S. President Donald Trump's desire for a successful summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and a resolution to the nuclear standoff with North Korea, is shaping his trade policy.

Tochinoshin stays perfect at Summer Basho

/ May 22, 2018

Tochinoshin stays perfect at Summer Basho

Sekiwake Tochinoshin retained his lead and a perfect record with an easy victory over No. 3 maegashira Daieisho on Monday, the ninth day of the 15-day Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Tochinoshin, who could be promoted to sumo's second-highest rank of ozeki with 10 wins here, ...

'King Kohei' leaps back onto throne

/ May 22, 2018

'King Kohei' leaps back onto throne

Kohei Uchimura missed his 11th straight national championship victory in April, but said the taste of defeat propelled him to his 10th straight NHK Cup crown on Sunday. The 29-year-old finished third at the nationals, suffering a shocking defeat to Kakeru Tanigawa, who is 10 ...

Family of injured football player involves police

/ May 22, 2018

Family of injured football player involves police

A controversial tackle by a Nihon University football player became a police matter Monday, as the family of the injured player filed a criminal complaint. The dangerous tackle against a Kwansei Gakuin University quarterback has sparked nationwide criticism and led Nihon University coach Masato Uchida ...

Hideki Matsuyama finishes 16th at Byron Nelson

/ May 22, 2018

Hideki Matsuyama finishes 16th at Byron Nelson

Hideki Matsuyama finished on 12-under-par 272 Sunday for a share of 16th place after the fourth round of the AT&T Byron Nelson, won by American Aaron Wise. Matsuyama, ranked 9th in the world, carded six birdies and a bogey for a 5-under 66 on the ...

Yuya Kubo boosts World Cup chances with goal for Gent

May 22, 2018

Yuya Kubo boosts World Cup chances with goal for Gent

Japan striker Yuya Kubo scored his 11th goal of the season Sunday in Gent's 1-0 win over Club Brugge in the Belgian First Division A championship playoffs. Kubo netted in the 28th minute at Jan Breydel Stadium, collecting a long pass from defender Samuel Gigot ...

Hataoka finishes in second place after playoff

/ May 22, 2018

Hataoka finishes in second place after playoff

Nasa Hataoka missed out on her first career LPGA title when Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn outlasted her in a two-hole playoff at the rain-shortened Kingsmill Championship on Sunday. After carding a 67 in the third and final round to finish with a 14-under 199 total at ...

Shohei Ohtani strikes out nine to lead Angels past Rays

/ May 22, 2018

Shohei Ohtani strikes out nine to lead Angels past Rays

Shohei Ohtani left the mound to a standing ovation after his longest, deepest start for the Los Angeles Angels. He doffed his cap with a weary right arm, acknowledging the roars for the latest milestone in his remarkable rookie season. The Angels already knew Ohtani ...