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33 articles published


Poaching woes prompt plan for sea cucumber certificates

National Aug 19, 2018

Poaching woes prompt plan for sea cucumber certificates

With the poaching of Japanese sea cucumbers showing no sign of abating amid strong sales of the delicacy in China, the government is considering establishing a system to ensure that proof of authorized harvest is presented at the time of export. Sea cucumbers from Hokkaido ...

Trump's power-plant proposal may increase U.S. carbon pollution

World / Politics Aug 19, 2018

Trump's power-plant proposal may increase U.S. carbon pollution

U.S. leader Donald Trump is poised to replace former President Barack Obama's plan to slash power plant greenhouse gas emissions with a substitute that could actually increase them. The move, combined with a rollback of automobile efficiency mandates proposed earlier this month, represents a significant ...

Editorials Aug 19, 2018

India loses an icon

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a genuine statesmen, whose character and wisdom served India and the world well. He will be missed.

Hawks score six in ninth to soar past Buffaloes

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Aug 19, 2018

Hawks score six in ninth to soar past Buffaloes

Kenta Imamiya equalized early and later drove in the go-ahead runs that sparked a ninth-inning charge as the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks rallied for an 8-4 win over the Orix Buffaloes. Making his third career start, SoftBank rookie Kotaro Otake retired his first two batters at ...

Consadole rallies past FC Tokyo

Soccer / J. League Aug 19, 2018

Consadole rallies past FC Tokyo

Thai international Chanathip Songkrasin continued his good run of form on Sunday, scoring the winner for Consadole Sapporo in a 3-2 come from behind victory over FC Tokyo. The win lifted Consadole to 35 points, five behind of Tokyo, which started the day third on ...

Summer Koshien: From the inside

Baseball | In Pictures Aug 19, 2018

Summer Koshien: From the inside

by Lance Henderstein

While living in Japan, I spent languid summers watching Koshien on television. I'd rise before the first game and pour cold mugicha (barley tea) as cicadas hummed outside my open windows. It's the sounds I remember most. The chatter of the announcers punctuated by aluminum bat ...

Yuya Osako scores in debut for Werder Bremen

Soccer Aug 19, 2018

Yuya Osako scores in debut for Werder Bremen

Japan striker Yuya Osako scored in his debut for Werder Bremen on Saturday in the Bundesliga side's 6-1 victory against Wormatia in the first round of the German Cup. Osako opened the scoring in the ninth minute at EWR Arena off an assist from Austria ...

Nonaka claims first overall title

More Sports Aug 19, 2018

Nonaka claims first overall title

Miho Nonaka beat fellow Japanese climber Akiyo Noguchi to earn her first season title in women's bouldering after finishing runner-up in the final event of ISFC Bouldering World Cup season on Saturday. Both Nonaka, who won one World Cup event this season and placed second ...