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Emperor and Empress meet with nuclear evacuees in Fukushima

National Jun 10, 2018

Emperor and Empress meet with nuclear evacuees in Fukushima

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko met evacuees from the March 2011 tsunami-triggered nuclear disaster on Saturday as they began a three-day visit to Fukushima that was expected to be their last to the region before his abdication next year. The Imperial Couple visited a housing ...

For Anthony Bourdain, food was a storytelling tool and a passport

World Jun 10, 2018

For Anthony Bourdain, food was a storytelling tool and a passport

Many people thought Anthony Bourdain had the most enviable career in existence. He didn't deny it. "I have the best job in the world," the globe-trotting food-taster and culinary storyteller once told The New Yorker magazine, stating the rather obvious. "If I'm unhappy, it's a ...

Takaoka crafts a new tourism industry

Lifestyle Jun 10, 2018

Takaoka crafts a new tourism industry

by Mio Yamada

In the entrance of Nousaku in Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture, a group of schoolchildren skip by and point excitedly at an eclectic display of hundreds of brightly colored objects. Other visitors, meanwhile, look down in wonder toward the concrete floor, where a huge golden silhouette ...

Liverpool icon Kenny Dalglish knighted

Soccer Jun 10, 2018

Liverpool icon Kenny Dalglish knighted

Former Liverpool player and manager Kenny Dalglish was knighted on Friday. The Anfield icon was honored by Queen Elizabeth II for services to soccer, charity and the city of Liverpool. Dalglish, 67, was the only sportsperson knighted in the Queen's Birthday List, while Bournemouth striker Jermain ...

Brave Blossoms rout Italy in opener

Rugby Jun 10, 2018

Brave Blossoms rout Italy in opener

Japan conjured a hat trick of magical scores to floor Six Nations side Italy 34-17 on Saturday in the first game of their two-match rugby series. The Brave Blossoms, who finished with four tries to Italy's two, produced moments of breathtaking skill as Amanaki Mafi, ...

Samurai Blue get blanked by Switzerland in friendly

Soccer Jun 10, 2018

Samurai Blue get blanked by Switzerland in friendly

Japan lost 2-0 to Switzerland in a pre-World Cup friendly on Friday, just six days before the start of the tournament in Russia. Ricardo Rodriguez and Haris Seferovic scored to seal Switzerland's win at Stadium Cornaredo in the Swiss border city of Lugano. Japan, currently 61st ...

Shohei Ohtani goes on disabled list with injury to elbow

Baseball / MLB Jun 10, 2018

Shohei Ohtani goes on disabled list with injury to elbow

The Los Angeles Angels said Friday that Shohei Ohtani has gone on the disabled list with an injury to his right pitching elbow. The club said Ohtani was placed on the 10-day DL with a grade 2 sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament, which reportedly ...

Brazilian tennis legend Maria Bueno dies at 78

More Sports / Tennis Jun 10, 2018

Brazilian tennis legend Maria Bueno dies at 78

Maria Bueno, the Brazilian "queen" of tennis, who won three Wimbledon and four U.S. championship singles titles, died Friday in Sao Paulo at age 78, the hospital where she was being treated said. She had been suffering from mouth cancer since last year and was ...

Japan pair into doubles final

More Sports / Tennis Jun 10, 2018

Japan pair into doubles final

Eri Hozumi and Makoto Ninomiya on Friday advanced to the women's doubles final at the French Open with a straight-sets semifinal win over No. 8 seeds Chan Hao-ching of Taiwan and Yang Zhaoxuan of China. The unseeded duo took 1 hour, 3 minutes to complete ...