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Hiroshima residents mark fourth anniversary of deadly landslides

National Aug 20, 2018

Hiroshima residents mark fourth anniversary of deadly landslides

People in the city of Hiroshima on Monday marked the fourth anniversary of landslides that killed 77 people with pledges to prevent similar disasters from recurring. This year, the anniversary arrived about a month after devastating flooding and landslides claimed at least 226 lives in ...

Asia Pacific Aug 20, 2018

Radioactive material reported missing in Malaysia

Malaysia is hunting for an industrial device containing radioactive material that is reported to have gone missing from a pickup truck on Aug 10, police and media said Monday. Authorities fear the device, which contains an unknown amount of radioactive iridium, could cause radiation exposure ...

Editorials Aug 20, 2018

Kofi Annan, an African lion

The former United Nations secretary-general spent his entire life trying to make the world a better place. Not a bad epitaph for anyone.

Rikako Ikee adds two more golds to Asian Games haul

More Sports / Swimming Aug 20, 2018

Rikako Ikee adds two more golds to Asian Games haul

Japan's 2020 Tokyo Olympics medal hopeful Rikako Ikee picked up her second and third gold medals of the 2018 Asian Games on Monday, winning the women's 50-meter butterfly and 100 freestyle. The 18-year-old Ikee, who led Japan's women to a win in the 4x100 freestyle ...

Mori touts transformative power of sports

Olympics Aug 20, 2018

Mori touts transformative power of sports

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

Yoshiro Mori, a former prime minister and the current president of the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, believes sports has the power to connect people's hearts and encourage them to overcome obstacles. That belief motivated Mori to make a major contribution ...

Mistake-prone United loses against Brighton; City cruises

Soccer Aug 20, 2018

Mistake-prone United loses against Brighton; City cruises

Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick in Manchester City's 6-1 rout of Huddersfield Town on Sunday before the champions' neighbors Manchester United suffered a limp 3-2 defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion that left Paul Pogba questioning his team's attitude. While Pep Guardiola's City again dazzled ...

Kanaashi Nogyo, Osaka Toin to square off in Koshien final

Baseball Aug 20, 2018

Kanaashi Nogyo, Osaka Toin to square off in Koshien final

Kosei Yoshida gave up nine hits and struck out seven over the distance, guiding Akita Prefecture's Kanaashi Nogyo High School to a 2-1 victory over Tokyo's Nichidai-san High School in the semifinals of the National High School Baseball Championship on Monday at Koshien Stadium. A ...

Angels lose to Rangers despite Shohei Ohtani's efforts

Baseball / MLB Aug 20, 2018

Angels lose to Rangers despite Shohei Ohtani's efforts

Shohei Ohtani doubled and scored a go-ahead run on Sunday but the Los Angeles Angels surrendered the lead and suffered a 4-2 loss against the Texas Rangers. With the Angels trailing 1-0 in the top of the fourth, Ohtani, batting third as the Angels' designated ...

Japanese basketball players punished for soliciting sex

Basketball Aug 20, 2018

Japanese basketball players punished for soliciting sex

The Japanese Olympic Committee has penalized four players on the men's Asian Games basketball team for buying sex in Jakarta and sent them back home, a senior official said Monday. Japanese delegation chief Yasuhiro Yamashita, speaking at a news conference in the Indonesian capital, said ...