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Mount Fuji trails in Shizuoka open for this year's climbing season

Jul 11, 2018

Mount Fuji trails in Shizuoka open for this year's climbing season

The climbing season for Mount Fuji got fully underway Tuesday with three trails in Shizuoka Prefecture opening to the public. The season began earlier this month when a trail in neighboring Yamanashi Prefecture opened on the 3,776-meter mountain, Japan's highest peak, which attracted over 284,000 ...

Jul 11, 2018

Pompeo rebuked in Pyongyang

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to Pyongyang is a reminder that the process to get North Korea to denuclearize will be a long and difficult one.

Collecting 'Akira,' one scene at a time

Jul 11, 2018

Collecting 'Akira,' one scene at a time

by Matt Schley

Joe Peacock vividly remembers the first time he saw "Akira," the influential sci-fi anime film that turns 30 this month. It was "a random Thursday night" in 1990. Peacock was a young teen; his father drove him to a screening of the film at the ...

Yokozuna stay unbeaten at Nagoya Basho

/ Jul 11, 2018

Yokozuna stay unbeaten at Nagoya Basho

Yokozuna Kakuryu and Hakuho, along with newly promoted ozeki Tochinoshin, each continued their winning streak on Tuesday, the third day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Yokozuna Kakuryu (3-0) easily dispatched top-ranked east maegashira Shodai (1-2), while Hakuho (3-0) flipped the west No. 1 Kotoshogiku ...

Nishikori battles into quarterfinals

/ Jul 11, 2018

Nishikori battles into quarterfinals

Kei Nishikori clinched victory in the fourth round of Wimbledon for the first time in his career on Monday after surviving a tough test against Ernests Gulbis, beating the Latvian 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (12-10), 6-1. Later in the day, three-time champion Novak Djokovic cruised ...

Luis Enrique hired as Spain's new coach

Jul 11, 2018

Luis Enrique hired as Spain's new coach

Former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has signed a two-year deal to take charge of Spain. He replaces Julen Lopetegui, who was fired on the eve of the World Cup after accepting the job at Real Madrid. The move was announced on Monday. Fernando Hierro took temporary control ...