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Cultural agency adds 13 historical legacies to nation's heritage list

National May 26, 2018

Cultural agency adds 13 historical legacies to nation's heritage list

The Cultural Affairs Agency added 13 historical legacies to its Japan Heritage list on Thursday, with legacies in Yamanashi, Shizuoka and Miyazaki prefectures recognized for the first time. The list now contains 67 groups of tangible and intangible cultural assets that have been preserved, along ...

Editorials May 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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 ...

Ohtani reaches base four times in rout of Jays

Baseball / MLB May 26, 2018

Ohtani reaches base four times in rout of Jays

Shohei Ohtani hit two doubles, scored two runs and drew two walks Thursday as the Los Angeles Angels overran the Toronto Blue Jays 8-1. It was the first multi-hit outing in eight games for 23-year-old Ohtani, who batted fifth in the lineup as a designated ...

Mauricio Pochettino signs new five-year contract with Tottenham

Soccer May 26, 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 ...

Eric Gordon leads Rockets over Warriors in Game 5

Basketball / NBA May 26, 2018

Eric Gordon leads Rockets over Warriors in Game 5

Chris Paul's grit and veteran leadership have pushed the Golden State Warriors to the brink of elimination. Now the Houston Rockets must wait to see if his injured leg is strong enough to help them take one last step to the NBA Finals. Eric Gordon came ...

Japan closes in on medals at Thomas Cup, Uber Cup

More Sports May 26, 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 ...