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68 articles published


Editorials Aug 2, 2018

Eliminate bias against sexual minorities

The controversy triggered by an LDP lawmaker's article on LGBT people should be turned into a broad public discussion on what policy steps to take to eliminate discrimination against sexual minorities.

Argentina hires Mario Ledesma as new national team coach

Rugby Aug 2, 2018

Argentina hires Mario Ledesma as new national team coach

Argentina has hired former national-team hooker Mario Ledesma as its new rugby coach on a four-year deal. The Pumas made the announcement on Wednesday, when Ledesma was presented at a news conference at the Argentina Rugby Union headquarters in Buenos Aires as the replacement for ...

New table tennis league set to begin

More Sports Aug 2, 2018

New table tennis league set to begin

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Tomokazu Harimoto, Miu Hirano and other top Japanese table tennis players will look to develop themselves to genuinely become the world's dominant powerhouse by competing in the newly launched professional T.League. The league kicks off on Oct. 24 at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan, which usually serves ...

Kei Nishikori moves to third round at Citi Open

More Sports / Tennis Aug 2, 2018

Kei Nishikori moves to third round at Citi Open

Former world No. 4 Kei Nishikori advanced to the third round of the Citi Open on Wednesday following a straight-sets win over American qualifier Donald Young. After receiving a first-round bye, the seventh-seeded Nishikori, one of four past champions in the men's field, slammed eight ...