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Business / Financial Markets Oct 10, 2018

System glitch at Tokyo Stock Exchange resolved

The operator of the Tokyo Stock Exchange said Wednesday that a trading system glitch that hit the bourse the previous day had been resolved. Japan Exchange Group Inc. said trading returned to normal after the problem was fixed. The system error occurred after the bourse ...

Japan offers to host second U.S.-North Korea summit: report

National / Politics Oct 10, 2018

Japan offers to host second U.S.-North Korea summit: report

A South Korean newspaper reported Wednesday that Japan has conveyed to the United States its readiness to host a second U.S.-North Korea summit being arranged by Washington and Pyongyang. The Kyunghyang Shinmun, without quoting a source, said North Korea has reacted positively to the offer, ...

Fighters hold off Marines at Sapporo Dome

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 10, 2018

Fighters hold off Marines at Sapporo Dome

Starter Bryan Rodriguez battled through five innings before the bullpen took care of the rest as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters held on for a 5-4 win over the Chiba Lotte Marines in the Pacific League on Wednesday night. Dominican right-hander Rodriguez improved to 3-2 ...

Tokyo Games organizers confirm courses for 2020 cycling events

Olympics Oct 10, 2018

Tokyo Games organizers confirm courses for 2020 cycling events

The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Games announced the routes for the Olympic individual time trial and Paralympic road race on Wednesday, finalizing the courses for all cycling events taking place in two years' time. The courses for the Olympic time trial and Paralympic ...

Departed yokozuna Wajima brought charisma to ring

Sumo | INSIDE SUMO Oct 10, 2018

Departed yokozuna Wajima brought charisma to ring

by John Gunning

Last week's column featured links between sumo and American football, including a mention of how yokozuna Wakanohana took up the latter sport after retiring from the raised ring. He isn't the only former yokozuna with connections to the gridiron, however. The 54th yokozuna, Wajima, likewise became ...