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Abe 20 points ahead of Ishiba in LDP leadership race: poll

National / Politics Sep 16, 2018

Abe 20 points ahead of Ishiba in LDP leadership race: poll

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe holds a 20-point lead over former Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba ahead of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's presidential election next week, a Kyodo News poll showed Saturday. Abe, who is seeking another three-year term in the Sept. 20 leadership election, was ...

Editorials Sep 16, 2018

Japan leans forward on EV chargers

A sluggish economy and shrinking population demands that Japan be more outward looking to try to shape the external environment in which its companies must compete.

Dealing with disaster in Japan

Digital | ON: TECH Sep 16, 2018

Dealing with disaster in Japan

by Chiho Komoriya

It's been a tough month for Japan. First the biggest typhoon in 25 years blew through the western region, then a major earthquake in Hokkaido swiftly followed. Both wreaked havoc and recovery is still in process. On Tech takes a look at apps offering ...

Kento Momota wins first Japan Open title

More Sports Sep 16, 2018

Kento Momota wins first Japan Open title

Reigning world champion Kento Momota won his first Japan Open title on Sunday, beating Thailand's Khosit Phetpradab in straight games. Japanese duo Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota also won their maiden championship in the women's doubles. Nozomi Okuhara settled for silver after losing to 2016 ...

Ohtani reaches 20-homer mark in loss

Baseball / MLB Sep 16, 2018

Ohtani reaches 20-homer mark in loss

AP Shohei Ohtani became the second Japanese major leaguer to hit 20 home runs in a single season when he connected for a solo shot during the Los Angeles Angels' 6-5 defeat against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday. Right after teammate Mike Trout connected on a ...

Sumo 101: Sekitori

Sumo Sep 16, 2018

Sumo 101: Sekitori

by John Gunning

The number of sumo wrestlers rises and falls as the popularity of the sport waxes and wanes. Right now it's just shy of 700 men, but only those in the top two divisions are considered true professionals. They are known as sekitori and account for just ...

J. League, fans rally behind Hokkaido after quake

Soccer / J. League Sep 16, 2018

J. League, fans rally behind Hokkaido after quake

by Dan Orlowitz

After a trying year that has tested Japan with severe floods, record-setting heat, and fierce typhoons, the country was yet again challenged in September when a magnitude 7 earthquake jolted the northern island of Hokkaido, causing dozens of deaths and leaving millions without electricity. But ...

Browns to release receiver Josh Gordon

More Sports / Football Sep 16, 2018

Browns to release receiver Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon's troubled tenure with the Cleveland Browns has ended. The team isn't going to help him any longer. He's let them down for the final time. The Browns announced Saturday night they intend to release the former Pro Bowl wide receiver, whose immense talent has ...