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Indonesia tsunami toll tops 800 amid search for survivors

Asia Pacific Sep 30, 2018

Indonesia tsunami toll tops 800 amid search for survivors

Rescuers in Indonesia were scrambling Sunday to reach trapped victims screaming for help from collapsed buildings, while looters risked entering an unstable shopping mall to grab whatever they could find after a massive earthquake spawned a tsunami that left more than 800 dead. People could ...

Editorials Sep 30, 2018

Postcards from the heavens

For a real change of perspective, head over to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) website to see videos and photographs from the Hayabusa2 mission. The pictures are courtesy of two tiny robot rovers, Minerva-II1A and Minerva-II1B, that landed late last month on the ...

The direction of education in Japan

Commentary / Japan Sep 30, 2018

The direction of education in Japan

by Haruaki Deguchi

Japan has the 6-3-3-4 education system — compulsory education of six years in elementary school and three years in junior high school. Students then commonly go on to three years in high school and four years in university. International comparisons show that after completing their ...

Lions clinch Pacific League pennant

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 30, 2018

Lions clinch Pacific League pennant

The Seibu Lions clinched their first Pacific League pennant in 10 years on Sunday despite losing 4-1 to the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters. The Lions, who had won 12-straight games to lower their magic number to one before losing on Saturday, lost their second straight ...

Dodgers clinch berth in playoffs

Baseball / MLB Sep 30, 2018

Dodgers clinch berth in playoffs

The deep, slugging Los Angeles Dodgers took a far more challenging road to their sixth straight playoff berth. Despite it all, they still believe they're the team to beat for a World Series title. A surprising 16-26 start and injuries to some of their biggest ...

Shinzo Koroki lifts Reds in rainy win over Reysol

Soccer / J. League Sep 30, 2018

Shinzo Koroki lifts Reds in rainy win over Reysol

Shinzo Koroki's brace led surging Urawa Reds to a 3-2 home win against Kashiwa Reysol in the J. League first division on Sunday. Urawa's third straight win lifted them to sixth place on 41 points following a poor start to the season with just four ...

Europeans in control at Ryder Cup

More Sports / Golf Sep 30, 2018

Europeans in control at Ryder Cup

Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood walked down the fairway after delivering another big point in the Ryder Cup, side by side with their arms around each other's shoulder. Here came "Moliwood" at Le Golf National, the latest Ryder Cup sensation and the first European tandem ...

All Blacks win Rugby Championship

Rugby Sep 30, 2018

All Blacks win Rugby Championship

Winger Rieko Ioane scored two tries as New Zealand rebounded from a shock loss against South Africa to beat Argentina 35-17 Saturday to win the Rugby Championship for the sixth time in seven years. The All Blacks' title win was delayed when they were beaten ...