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Maritime Self-Defense Force submarine fires torpedo decoy by mistake

National May 25, 2018

Maritime Self-Defense Force submarine fires torpedo decoy by mistake

A submarine operated by Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force mistakenly launched a torpedo decoy off the Kii Peninsula in western Japan early Thursday. According to the Maritime Staff Office, no damage has been confirmed so far. The MSDF is searching for the decoy, while investigating the cause. The ...

Editorials May 25, 2018

Keep North Korea process on track

Japan must work with the U.S. to prevent a return to the earlier antagonism that marked U.S.-North Korea relations and to keep together the coalition that is maintaining pressure on Pyongyang.

Rebels end Sunwolves' two-game winning streak

Rugby May 25, 2018

Rebels end Sunwolves' two-game winning streak

The Sunwolves' two-game winning streak came to an end on Friday night in a 40-13 loss to the Rebels in Melbourne, Australia. Missing a number of Japan internationals, who will go into camp on Sunday to prepare for the June tests against Italy and Georgia, ...

Kakuryu and Tochinoshin tied with two days left in meet

Sumo / Basho Reports May 25, 2018

Kakuryu and Tochinoshin tied with two days left in meet

Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu grabbed a share of the lead Friday at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament after sekiwake Tochinoshin suffered his first loss. Kakuryu (12-1) dispatched sekiwake Ichinojo (7-6) in Day 13's final bout at Ryogoku Kokugikan, using good technique to overcome a 65-kg weight ...

Mauricio Pochettino signs new five-year contract with Tottenham

Soccer May 25, 2018

Mauricio Pochettino signs new five-year contract with Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino signed a new five-year contract on Thursday that will keep him at the Premier League club until 2023. Pochettino, who joined Spurs in 2014, led the club to a third-placed finish in the league this past season, ensuring it would ...

Japan closes in on medals at Thomas Cup, Uber Cup

More Sports May 25, 2018

Japan closes in on medals at Thomas Cup, Uber Cup

Japan secured at least third place at the Thomas Cup when the men's team beat France 3-1 on Thursday in the quarterfinals. Kento Momota helped Japan take an early lead by defeating Brice Leverdez 21-13, 21-11 in the first men's singles match at Siri Fort ...