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43 articles published


Editorials Jul 22, 2018

Slavery is our problem, too

It is estimated that more than 40 million people around the world are enslaved, an appalling number that may even be an underestimate.

Motherhood in modern anime

Culture | CULTURE SMASH Jul 22, 2018

Motherhood in modern anime

by Roland Kelts

"I still feel the loneliness of being hikikomori. Maybe I'm successful, maybe not. I can't tell. But I still feel the loneliness. The only difference now is that I can express my loneliness, my pain, and all those feelings in my writing. They don't ...

Fighters hold off Hawks to complete sweep

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jul 22, 2018

Fighters hold off Hawks to complete sweep

Third-year reliever Kazutomo Iguchi bailed out the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters in the eighth inning to help them scrape out a 7-5 win over the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep. Before 30,927 at Sapporo Dome, Iguchi (1-1) entered a tie ...

Andres Iniesta, Fernando Torres lose in J. League debuts

Soccer / J. League Jul 22, 2018

Andres Iniesta, Fernando Torres lose in J. League debuts

Former Spain internationals Andres Iniesta and Fernando Torres were each on the losing side Sunday in their anticipated J. League debuts. Iniesta received a hero's welcome from Vissel Kobe fans at Noevir Stadium, but Shonan Bellmare spoiled the party by running away 3-0 winners. Torres, meanwhile, ...

Coaching experts trade ideas at workshop

General Jul 22, 2018

Coaching experts trade ideas at workshop

by Kaz Nagatsuka

We have seen various types of unreasonable harassment problems surrounding Japanese sports, especially in school athletics, over the last several years. One of the most notable and recent cases involved the Nihon University football team, where a player was allegedly ordered by his coaches to ...