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Emperor and Empress visit those affected by July rains in Okayama

National Sep 14, 2018

Emperor and Empress visit those affected by July rains in Okayama

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko made a one-day trip to Okayama Prefecture on Friday and met people affected by the deadly downpours in western Japan in July. The Imperial Couple visited areas hit by torrential rains, which caused widespread landslides and flooding that killed more ...

Osmar scores late equalizer as Cerezo earn draw with Jubilo

Soccer / J. League Sep 14, 2018

Osmar scores late equalizer as Cerezo earn draw with Jubilo

Despite dominating possession and completing twice as many passes as their opponents, Cerezo Osaka needed a late equalizer from Spanish defender Osmar to salvage a 1-1 draw against Jubilo Iwata on Friday night. Jubilo came into the match five spots below fifth-place Cerezo following an ...

Sumo 101: The Topknot

Sumo Sep 14, 2018

Sumo 101: The Topknot

by John Gunning

It's common to smell sumo wrestlers before seeing them . . . and not in a bad way. The hair wax used in the sport has a pungent sweet smell that is instantly recognizable. Known as bintsuke, the wax is applied daily by specialist sumo ...

Kisenosato dealt first loss

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 14, 2018

Kisenosato dealt first loss

Yokozuna Kisenosato tasted his first defeat of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday, losing in an upset to No. 2 maegashira Chiyotairyu. The other two yokozuna, Hakuho and Kakuryu, remained undefeated, while ozeki Takayasu also maintained a perfect record on the sixth day of ...

Rui Hachimura powers Japan in win over Kazakhstan

Basketball Sep 14, 2018

Rui Hachimura powers Japan in win over Kazakhstan

Young guns Rui Hachimura and Yuta Watanabe carried the scoring load in helping Japan to an 85-70 win over Kazakhstan in the first game of the second round of FIBA World Cup Asian qualifying on Thursday. Hachimura finished with 24 points on an efficient 8-for-14 ...