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Disaster drill held to prepare for feared Nankai Trough quake

Sep 02, 2018

Disaster drill held to prepare for feared Nankai Trough quake

The government held a comprehensive drill on Disaster Prevention Day on Saturday to prepare for a potential mega-thrust earthquake originating in the Nankai Trough off the Pacific coast. The drill was based on a scenario in which a magnitude 9.1 earthquake strikes south of Wakayama ...

Syrians on alert as decisive battle for Idlib looms

Sep 02, 2018

Syrians on alert as decisive battle for Idlib looms

Syrian opposition fighters blew up bridges Friday and dug trenches around their bases to impede an anticipated ground offensive on their last major stronghold in the country. They also called on residents to take up arms and support front-line fighters. The looming battle for Idlib ...

Glorious day for Japan's athletes

| Sep 02, 2018

Glorious day for Japan's athletes

A 10-gold bonanza across five sports on Friday took Japan's tally to 69 gold medals, more than at any Asian Games since the last time it topped the medal table in Bangkok in 1978. Japan's sailors provided four gold and its judoka three, while the ...

Eagles triumph in Top League opener

Sep 02, 2018

Eagles triumph in Top League opener

The Top League season kicked off Friday night with Canon beating Toshiba 26-20 at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground, the Eagles' first win over the Brave Lupus in six attempts. Eleven points from the boot of Japan flyhalf Yu Tamura, including a drop goal 12 ...

Hisashi Iwakuma solid in Single-A start

/ Sep 02, 2018

Hisashi Iwakuma solid in Single-A start

Seattle Mariners minor league pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma took another step toward a return to the majors on Friday with a solid outing for Single-A Everett AquaSox. In his second mound appearance in a game since undergoing shoulder surgery last September, the veteran got the start ...

Japan takes gold in field hockey

| Sep 02, 2018

Japan takes gold in field hockey

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Sakura Japan set a lofty goal of winning gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and Friday's victory will certainly help give the team momentum and confidence to do so. The women's field hockey team captured its first-ever Asian Games title with a 2-1 win over ...

Usain Bolt makes soccer debut for Central Coast Mariners

Sep 02, 2018

Usain Bolt makes soccer debut for Central Coast Mariners

Usain Bolt's soccer debut for the Central Coast Mariners on Friday lasted about 20 minutes against an amateur local team and with almost 10,000 people in the crowd. The eight-time Olympic gold medalist is trying to become a professional soccer player and has been given ...

Yuika Sugasawa's late winner secures gold for Japan

Sep 02, 2018

Yuika Sugasawa's late winner secures gold for Japan

A goal in the final seconds gave Japan women’s soccer squad a 1-0 win against China in the final in on Friday, and its second-ever Asian Games gold medal. The goal, scored in the 90th minute by Yuika Sugasawa in the pouring rain at JSC ...