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Quake-hit Hokkaido taps Hong Kong to revive tourism

National Oct 12, 2018

Quake-hit Hokkaido taps Hong Kong to revive tourism

Hokkaido is trying to tempt back tourists from overseas in the wake of last month's massive earthquake, targeting vibrant Asian economies including Hong Kong. The hotel industry in Hokkaido is still reeling from the magnitude 6.7 earthquake that jolted the southwest of the prefecture on ...

Albirex soar past Happinets in series opener

Basketball / B. League Oct 12, 2018

Albirex soar past Happinets in series opener

by Ed Odeven

The Niigata Albirex BB employed a three-guard lineup in Thursday's series opener against the Akita Northern Happinets. Veterans Kei Igarashi and Shinsuke Kashiwagi started alongside combo guard Ryonosuke Watanabe, and the trio scored a combined 28 points in Niigata's 84-74 victory. Igarashi, who played on Japan's ...

Kei Nishikori reaches Shanghai Masters quarterfinals

More Sports / Tennis Oct 12, 2018

Kei Nishikori reaches Shanghai Masters quarterfinals

Kei Nishikori advanced to the quarterfinals of the Shanghai Masters on the strength of a third-round, straight-sets win over American Sam Querrey on Thursday. The eighth-seeded and world No. 12 Nishikori managed the match's only service break on his second match point to take the ...

Aston Villa hires ex-England captain John Terry as assistant coach

Soccer Oct 12, 2018

Aston Villa hires ex-England captain John Terry as assistant coach

Former England captain John Terry took his first steps into coaching on Wednesday when he was named as right-hand man to new Aston Villa boss Dean Smith. The second-tier English club also appointed Jesus Garcia Pitarch as sporting director as the former European champions moved ...

Japan hopes to spread word about wheelchair rugby in 2020

Rugby Oct 12, 2018

Japan hopes to spread word about wheelchair rugby in 2020

With Tokyo playing host to the next Paralympic Games in 2020, the members of Japan's wheelchair rugby team, the reigning world champion, know they're in a unique position to promote the fast-paced, hard-hitting sport. The Japanese team clinched its first-ever world championship in August, knocking ...