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930,000 Japanese teens addicted to Internet: survey

National Aug 31, 2018

930,000 Japanese teens addicted to Internet: survey

More teenagers are becoming addicted to the internet with an estimated 930,000 junior high and high school students nationwide overusing online services, a health ministry team said Friday. The figure is double the number from the previous survey in 2013, and showed that more female ...

Warren Buffett says firm buying back own stock, Apple shares

Business Aug 31, 2018

Warren Buffett says firm buying back own stock, Apple shares

Warren Buffett, the billionaire chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., on Thursday said the conglomerate has bought back its own stock for the first time since 2012 and has added a "little" to its already huge stake in Apple Inc. Buffett also said investors are better ...

Bellmare cruise past V-Varen

Soccer / J. League Aug 31, 2018

Bellmare cruise past V-Varen

Shonan Bellmare ran out comfortable 3-1 winners away to V-Varen Nagasaki in the J-League on Friday night. In the only J1 clash of the night, the visitors went into the break with a 1-0 lead thanks to a 32nd-minute opener from Tsukasa Umesaki. The 31-year-old midfielder, ...

Yuzuru Hanyu previews new free skate 'Origin'

Figure Skating Aug 31, 2018

Yuzuru Hanyu previews new free skate 'Origin'

Yuzuru Hanyu said Thursday he wants to return to his skating roots as the two-time Olympic champion previewed "Origin," his free skate for the upcoming season. "The beginning of my skating life, the origin — I want to skate while feeling like I did when ...

Yuko Takahashi triumphs in women's triathlon

More Sports Aug 31, 2018

Yuko Takahashi triumphs in women's triathlon

Yuko Takahashi captured gold in the women's triathlon at the Asian Games on Friday. Takahashi seized the initiative in the swim and never relinquished the lead, crossing the finish line at JSC Lake Jakabaring iin 1 hour, 59 minutes, 29 seconds to earn Japan its ...

Kei Nishikori advances to third round at U.S. Open

More Sports / Tennis Aug 31, 2018

Kei Nishikori advances to third round at U.S. Open

Kei Nishikori secured a spot in the third round of the U.S. Open when France's Gael Monfils retired with an injury in the second set of their second-round match on Thursday. World No. 19 Nishikori was leading 6-2, 5-4 when his 39th-ranked opponent and 2016 ...