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Tokyo Medical University admits subtracting points from repeat male applicants' scores and boosting others to secure donations

Aug 08, 2018

Tokyo Medical University admits subtracting points from repeat male applicants' scores and boosting others to secure donations

by Chisato Tanaka

Lawyers tasked with investigating Tokyo Medical University's alleged discrimination against female prospective students said Tuesday that they have confirmed the practice occurred, and criticized the actions taken by the institution. They also said they have confirmed further discriminatory practice against male applicants who took the ...

Japan can learn a lot from Detroit's recovery efforts

Aug 08, 2018

Japan can learn a lot from Detroit's recovery efforts

by Minyoung Park

Five years after Detroit filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, the city is starting to recover economically through efforts to fill vacant homes and rebuild the once-desolate downtown. Japan, witnessing depopulation on a massive scale due to its aging society and low birthrate, ...

Swedish roots in Japan's taxonomy

Aug 08, 2018

Swedish roots in Japan's taxonomy

by John L. Tran

While Japan's historical sakoku period of isolation may have limited any contact it had with Sweden what did transpire between the two nations is of historical, scientific and artistic importance.

'Reading Leo Lionni, Again'

/ Aug 08, 2018

'Reading Leo Lionni, Again'

by Yukari Tanaka

Aug. 11-Sept. 24 For kids, Swimmy — a smart black fish among red siblings — is a familiar eponymous character from a Leo Lionni picture book that is widely read at elementary schools in Japan. Lionni (1910-99) wrote his first children's book, "Little Blue and ...

U.S. pounds South Africa at softball worlds

Aug 08, 2018

U.S. pounds South Africa at softball worlds

Kristi Merritt and Sahvanna Jaquish homered as the United States beat South Africa 7-0 in five innings to remain undefeated at the Women's Softball World Championship on Tuesday. Merritt hit a three-run homer in the second inning to give the defending champions a 4-0 lead, ...

Marquette forward Tori McCoy seeks kidney transplant

Aug 08, 2018

Marquette forward Tori McCoy seeks kidney transplant

This was supposed to be the year Tori McCoy finally got to play basketball at Marquette. The plan in May 2017 when she transferred from Ohio State was to suit up in blue and gold this fall following a redshirt season. For now, basketball is on ...

Cameroon hands coaching reins to Clarence Seedorf

Aug 08, 2018

Cameroon hands coaching reins to Clarence Seedorf

Cameroon has appointed Clarence Seedorf head coach of the national soccer team with Patrick Kluivert his assistant. The hirings were announced on Monday. The Cameroon soccer federation hopes the two former Netherlands internationals can lead the team to a second straight African Cup of Nations title ...

Indians pounce on rival Twins

/ Aug 08, 2018

Indians pounce on rival Twins

Trevor Bauer reached a milestone Monday night. Cleveland's right-hander struck out 11 in six innings — giving him 206 for the season — and the Indians routed the Minnesota Twins 10-0. Bauer (11-6) is one strikeout behind Boston's Chris Sale for the AL lead. After striking ...

Big names grouped together for 100th PGA

/ Aug 08, 2018

Big names grouped together for 100th PGA

Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and a host of major champions began preparing Monday in opening practice rounds for the spotlight of supergroup pairings at the 100th PGA Championship. An elite field gathers at Bellerive Country Club for the year's final major tournament with three-time major ...