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Japan eyes reducing amount of plastic waste by as much as 25% by 2030

National Oct 14, 2018

Japan eyes reducing amount of plastic waste by as much as 25% by 2030

The government will announce an ambitious plan aimed at cutting disposable plastic waste by 25 percent over the next decade while promoting environmentally friendly bioplastics made from plants, sources said Saturday. By setting the goal, Tokyo aims to display its commitment to tackling environmental issues ...

Editorials Oct 14, 2018

Keep probing medical schools for discrimination

nstead of using discriminatory practices to limit opportunities for women to become doctors, the work environment at medical institutions should be changed in ways that enable more women to continue to work as doctors once they marry and have children.

The fair Ophelia

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Oct 14, 2018

The fair Ophelia

Six-year-old Ophelia came to ARK with her Labrador friend, Summer, when their former owner fell ill earlier this year. Ophelia is a Borzoi, a breed rare in Japan, but one whose fans are die-hard. Also known as a Russian wolfhound, Borzoi have an exotic ...

Fighters tie series with clutch eighth inning

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 14, 2018

Fighters tie series with clutch eighth inning

Three straight two-out, eighth-inning doubles by Haruki Nishikawa, Taishi Ota and Kensuke Konda lifted the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters to a 4-2 win in Sunday's Game 2 of the Pacific League Climax Series' first stage against the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks. The Fighters now are a ...

Justin Turner homers as Dodgers beat Brewers in NLCS Game 2

Baseball / MLB Oct 14, 2018

Justin Turner homers as Dodgers beat Brewers in NLCS Game 2

Justin Turner and the Los Angeles Dodgers know all about performing in the postseason. Backed into a tough spot Saturday, the red-headed slugger delivered once again. Shut down for most of the afternoon, Los Angeles staged another late rally and Turner hit a two-run homer in ...

Grizzlies rookie Yuta Watanabe makes opening-night roster

Basketball / NBA Oct 14, 2018

Grizzlies rookie Yuta Watanabe makes opening-night roster

Memphis Grizzlies rookie Yuta Watanabe was one of 17 players named on Saturday to the team's opening-day roster. The 24-year-old Watanabe signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Grizzlies over the summer. He scored 11 points in the team's victory over the Indiana Pacers in ...

Marinos, Bellmare reach Levain Cup final

Soccer / J. League Oct 14, 2018

Marinos, Bellmare reach Levain Cup final

Goals from Hugo Vieira and Teruhito Nakagawa sent Yokohama F. Marinos into the Levain Cup final after a 2-2 semifinal second-leg draw with Kashima Antlers lifted the hosts to a 4-3 win on aggregate. Vieira, who scored the 95th-minute winner in Wednesday's first leg, opened ...

Raised '68 fists echo 50 years later

Olympics Oct 14, 2018

Raised '68 fists echo 50 years later

Fifty years after they raised clenched fists in protest during the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, the shockwaves unleashed by John Carlos and Tommie Smith's salute of defiance are still rippling around the sporting world. The image of the African-American sprinters standing on the medal podium ...