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Iconic Japanese mascot Kumamon to become YouTuber

Aug 23, 2018

Iconic Japanese mascot Kumamon to become YouTuber

Kumamon, the popular black bear mascot of Kumamoto Prefecture, will debut as a YouTuber next month, sharing online its experiences with sports, arts and crafts in multiple languages, the local government said Wednesday. Starting Sept. 3, a two-minute video featuring the official mascot of the ...

'Sunny': The gang reunites for some 1990s nostalgia

/ Aug 23, 2018

'Sunny': The gang reunites for some 1990s nostalgia

by Mark Schilling

Compared to today's Tokyo, where teenagers quietly curate their Instagram feeds in Starbucks and tourists happily snap selfies from the middle of Shibuya Crossing, the 1990s were a wilder, freer time. Shibuya was then the domain of the kogyaru, teenage girls who cheekily flouted traditional ...

Carp rally to beat Swallows

/ Aug 23, 2018

Carp rally to beat Swallows

Ryoma Nishikawa's tie-breaking, three-run home run led the Central League-leading Hiroshima Carp to a 7-4 come-from-behind win over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows on Wednesday. One night after a heartbreaking loss in a game the Carp were on the verge of winning, Nishikawa came up in ...

No win for Masahiro Tanaka as Yankees beat Marlins

/ Aug 23, 2018

No win for Masahiro Tanaka as Yankees beat Marlins

Masahiro Tanaka, who is one win short of another 10-win season, was not involved in the decision Tuesday in the New York Yankees' 2-1, 12-inning victory over the Miami Marlins. The 29-year-old, who is 9-4 in 20 starts this season, pitched four scoreless innings at ...

Cubs shut down Yu Darvish for rest of season

/ Aug 23, 2018

Cubs shut down Yu Darvish for rest of season

The Chicago Cubs ruled right-hander Yu Darvish out for the remainder of the season on Tuesday after an MRI exam revealed a stress reaction in his right elbow. Darvish will be shut down for six weeks as a result of the ailment. He removed himself from ...