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61 articles published/printed


Could Japan have its own Cirque du Soleil?

Aug 09, 2018

Could Japan have its own Cirque du Soleil?

by Nobuko Tanaka

When the circus comes to town in most parts of the world these days, you won't see elephants, tigers or clowns with big red noses. Since Canada's animal-less Cirque du Soleil took to the road in 1984 with its character-driven shows and nonstop live music, ...

Shohei Ohtani hits home run as Angels beat Tigers

/ Aug 09, 2018

Shohei Ohtani hits home run as Angels beat Tigers

Shohei Ohtani blasted a three-run home run in the first inning on Tuesday in the Los Angeles Angels' 11-5 win over the Detroit Tigers. Ohtani, batting third as the Angels' designated hitter, took the plate at Angel Stadium after back-to-back singles by Kole Calhoun and ...

Cerezo falls to Independiente in Suruga Bank Championship

/ Aug 09, 2018

Cerezo falls to Independiente in Suruga Bank Championship

Independiente became the third Argentine side to capture the Suruga Bank Championship on Wednesday with a 1-0 win over J. League first-division side Cerezo Osaka. Playing for the second time in the game between the champions of South America's Copa Sudamericana and Japan's league cup, ...

Swallows' Tetsuto Yamada wins sixth monthly MVP award

/ Aug 09, 2018

Swallows' Tetsuto Yamada wins sixth monthly MVP award

Tokyo Yakult Swallows second baseman Tetsuto Yamada has won his sixth monthly MVP award after leading Japan in batting average, runs scored, stolen bases and on-base percentage in July, Nippon Professional Baseball announced Wednesday. The 26-year-old posted a .425 batting average and set a team ...

Boxing chief Akira Yamane quits amid misconduct scandal

/ Aug 09, 2018

Boxing chief Akira Yamane quits amid misconduct scandal

Japan Amateur Boxing Federation President Akira Yamane announced his resignation Wednesday following multiple allegations of misconduct, including pressuring referees to fix matches and misuse of grant money. Yamane, 78, has denied several allegations against him, but acknowledged his relationship with a former gang leader, prompting ...