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Four-car crash leaves four dead, four injured in Aomori

National Sep 22, 2018

Four-car crash leaves four dead, four injured in Aomori

Four people were killed and four others were injured early Saturday in a four-car accident in Tsugaru, Aomori Prefecture, the police said. Two of the vehicles collided head-on at around 1:05 a.m. on a straight, two-lane road in a rural part of the city, before ...

Preventive glitch led to Hokkaido blackout: paper

National Sep 22, 2018

Preventive glitch led to Hokkaido blackout: paper

Hokkaido's prefecture-wide blackout on Sept. 6 was caused by a failed emergency step that was designed to prevent exactly what it caused after the level 7 earthquake, a document has revealed. The reason it failed was because the temblor triggered a bigger initial power loss ...

White House optimistic on Chinese trade issues

Business / Economy Sep 22, 2018

White House optimistic on Chinese trade issues

The United States is optimistic about finding a way forward in its trade dispute with China, but it does not have a date scheduled for further talks as it assesses Beijing's response to the latest round of tariffs, a senior White House official said ...

Unbeaten Wild Knights pounce on Jubilo

Rugby Sep 22, 2018

Unbeaten Wild Knights pounce on Jubilo

Panasonic Wild Knights on Saturday signaled their intentions to bring the Japan Rugby Top League trophy back to their clubhouse in Ota, Gunma Prefecture, as they beat Yamaha Jubilo 15-0 at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground. Having finished third and second the last two seasons, ...

Reysol, Sagan play to 1-1 draw

Soccer / J. League Sep 22, 2018

Reysol, Sagan play to 1-1 draw

by Dan Orlowitz

Two teams arrived at Sankyo Frontier Kashiwa Stadium in desperate need of a win on Saturday afternoon, and neither found what they were looking for as Kashiwa Reysol and Sagan Tosu battled to a 1-1 draw in the first of the day's J. League ...

Sumo 101: Senshuraku

Sumo Sep 22, 2018

Sumo 101: Senshuraku

by John Gunning

The last day of a sumo tournament is called senshuraku and it's packed with all kinds of ceremonies and events not seen over the preceding 14. The word itself combines the characters for "thousand," "autumn" and "comfort" and is an old industry term for the ...

Hakuho wins record 41st title

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 22, 2018

Hakuho wins record 41st title

Yokozuna Hakuho made history twice at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday, claiming a record 41st Emperor's Cup with his 1,000th victory in the sport's top division. The 33-year-oldimproved to an unassailable 14-0 record by beating ozeki Goeido on Day 14 of the 15-day ...

Kei Nishikori reaches Moselle Open semifinals

More Sports / Tennis Sep 22, 2018

Kei Nishikori reaches Moselle Open semifinals

Kei Nishikori set himself up for a semifinal clash with qualifier Matthias Bachinger of Germany after a hard-fought 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 quarterfinal victory at the Moselle Open on Friday. The top-seeded Nishikori easily won the first set but had to fight through the next two ...