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Editorials Sep 7, 2018

A 'sad day for Myanmar'

Myanmar's persecution of two Reuters reporters, sentencing them to seven years behind bars, is shameful. The silence of the world's governments is equally shameful.

The Hyoge Matsuri

Events / Events Outside Tokyo Sep 7, 2018

The Hyoge Matsuri

by Yuki Yamauchi

If you're in the vicinity of Shin Pond in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, this weekend, don't be alarmed if you're suddenly surrounded by a mischievous gang of goofballs. It's all part of the Hyoge Matsuri, a festival that is held in memory of a samurai named ...

China Festival 2018

Events / Events In Tokyo Sep 7, 2018

China Festival 2018

by Yuki Yamauchi

There are plenty of opportunities for people in Japan to interact with Chinese culture, from visiting panda cub Xiang Xiang at the Ueno Zoo to dining out in Yokohama's Chinatown. An event in Yoyogi Park this weekend offers another opportunity. One of the main highlights ...

Sungoliath edge Shining Arcs, improve to 2-0

Rugby Sep 7, 2018

Sungoliath edge Shining Arcs, improve to 2-0

Two-time defending Top League champion Suntory Sungoliath beat NTT Communications Shining Arcs 20-18 Friday at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground to make it two straight wins to start the new season. But for the second week running the champs were forced to dig very deep ...

Retired NBA star Kevin Garnett sues accountant for $77 million

Basketball / NBA Sep 7, 2018

Retired NBA star Kevin Garnett sues accountant for $77 million

Former NBA star Kevin Garnett has filed a lawsuit against an accountant accused of helping defraud the player of $77 million, U.S. media reports said Thursday. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that Garnett was suing Kentucky-based accountant Michael Wertheim and his firm Welenken, accusing him ...

Diego Maradona appointed coach of Mexican team Dorados de Sinaloa

Soccer Sep 7, 2018

Diego Maradona appointed coach of Mexican team Dorados de Sinaloa

Argentine legend Diego Maradona has been hired to coach Mexican second-division soccer club Dorados de Sinaloa, the team announced Thursday, the retired great's latest foray into managing. Maradona's colorful career has included stints coaching the Argentine national team and a series of clubs around the ...

Blue Jays, John Gibbons to part ways after season: report

Baseball / MLB Sep 7, 2018

Blue Jays, John Gibbons to part ways after season: report

The Toronto Blue Jays and manager John Gibbons will part ways after this season, according to a Fancred report on Thursday. Per the report, nothing is set in stone, but a person familiar with the thinking of both parties called it "99.9 percent done" that ...

Gareth Bale stars for Wales in rout of Ireland

Soccer Sep 7, 2018

Gareth Bale stars for Wales in rout of Ireland

World Cup winner France was held to a 0-0 draw by Germany in Munich in a flat start to the new UEFA Nations League on Thursday, as Gareth Bale starred in a big win for Wales. The heavyweight showdown at Allianz Arena between the last ...

Naomi Osaka to take on idol Serena Williams in final

More Sports / Tennis Sep 7, 2018

Naomi Osaka to take on idol Serena Williams in final

Naomi Osaka made history on Thursday, becoming the first Japanese woman to reach a Grand Slam final by beating American Madison Keys in straight sets at the U.S. Open. The 6-2, 6-4 semifinal win sets up a Saturday final against Osaka's childhood hero Serena Williams, ...