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Abe Visits Rain-Stricken Areas in Hiroshima

National Jul 21, 2018

Abe Visits Rain-Stricken Areas in Hiroshima

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday visited areas in Hiroshima Prefecture devastated by this month's mudslides and floods in western Japan. He visited evacuation centers in Mihara and the town of Saka to encourage people who took refuge there. In the city of Hiroshima, he offered ...

After shinkansen stabbing, Japan bans unpacked knives on trains

National Jul 21, 2018

After shinkansen stabbing, Japan bans unpacked knives on trains

Passengers will be prohibited from carrying unpacked knives on trains as part of new security measures sparked by last month's attack in a bullet train, the transport ministry said. The measures, announced Friday, allow station staff and conductors to forcibly evict passengers found carrying knives ...

Group of 20 draft cites growing trade tensions — diplomatically

Business / Economy Jul 21, 2018

Group of 20 draft cites growing trade tensions — diplomatically

Delegates at the Group of 20 meeting of finance ministers and central bank chiefs Friday began the delicate task of addressing growing trade tensions without upsetting U.S. President Donald Trump. Negotiators drafting the summit's final statement in Buenos Aires worked on language that would reiterate ...

Wataru Endo set to move to Belgian side Sint-Truiden

Soccer / J. League Jul 21, 2018

Wataru Endo set to move to Belgian side Sint-Truiden

J. League first-division club Urawa Reds said Saturday they have agreed on Japan defender Wataru Endo's transfer to Belgian top flight side Sint-Truiden. The 25-year-old will make his final J. League appearance on Sunday when the reigning Asian champions play Cerezo Osaka at Yanmar Stadium. "I ...

Mitakeumi wins Nagoya Basho

Sumo Jul 21, 2018

Mitakeumi wins Nagoya Basho

Sekiwake Mitakeumi secured his first top division title after beating Tochiozan and maintaining his two-win lead on Saturday, the penultimate day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Mitakeumi, who made his makuuchi division debut in November 2015, clinched the championship by beating No. 13 maegashira ...

Matsuda elected to swim Hall of Fame

More Sports / Swimming Jul 21, 2018

Matsuda elected to swim Hall of Fame

by Ed Odeven

Swimmer Hitomi Matsuda, a prolific breaker of world records, will take her rightful place among the masters legends of the sport later this year. The International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame this week announced that Matsuda is among its 2018 Hall of Fame inductees. The ...

Watanabe strikes two-way deal with Grizzlies

Basketball / NBA Jul 21, 2018

Watanabe strikes two-way deal with Grizzlies

Yuta Watanabe, who played four years at George Washington University, has agreed to a two-year, two-way contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, the NBA team said Friday. Under the new concept introduced for the 2017-2018 season, the 23-year-old undrafted rookie forward will spend most of the ...