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Media get peek at Hello Kitty bullet train ahead of debut

Jun 26, 2018

Media get peek at Hello Kitty bullet train ahead of debut

West Japan Railway Co. (JR West) showed a Hello Kitty-themed bullet train to the media Monday before its debut later this week. The white eight-car train, which is decorated with drawings of pink ribbons to mimic the look of the popular character created by Sanrio ...

Kakuryu sits atop latest rankings

Jun 26, 2018

Kakuryu sits atop latest rankings

After two straight championships, yokozuna Kakuryu sits atop the rankings for the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament that the Japan Sumo Association published Monday. While the 32-year-old Mongolian goes for a grand tournament title hat-trick, much of the attention at the 15-day event at Dolphins Arena ...

World Cup's 'Battle of the Cleaners' ends in draw

Jun 26, 2018

World Cup's 'Battle of the Cleaners' ends in draw

It was perhaps fitting that the World Cup match between Senegal and Japan — whose fans have received international acclaim for their cleanliness in the stadium — ended in a thrilling 2-2 draw Sunday in Ekaterinburg. Both teams won their opening games of the World ...

England routs Panama to reach World Cup knockout round

/ Jun 26, 2018

England routs Panama to reach World Cup knockout round

In humidity usually so debilitating for England, the goals flowed freely. A 6-1 rout of Panama on Sunday — led by Harry Kane's hat trick — was the national team's largest-ever victory margin at the World Cup. "The way we played, the discipline, the hard work, ...