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Women taking on more front-line roles in Japan's military

National / Social Issues Oct 19, 2018

Women taking on more front-line roles in Japan's military

A growing number of women in the Self-Defense Forces are entering formerly male-dominated fields, with one recently becoming the country's first-ever female fighter pilot. "I want to become a full-fledged pilot, no different from men," 1st Lt. Misa Matsushima of the Air Self-Defense Force told ...

A weekend in Fukuoka

Travel | A Weekend In Oct 19, 2018

A weekend in Fukuoka

by Oscar Boyd

Located on the northern shore of Kyushu, Fukuoka is one of Japan's most vibrant cities: It is the fastest-growing city outside Tokyo, it has the youngest average population and has gone to great lengths over the past few years to position itself as Japan's ...

The meteoric rise of Mayu Matsuoka

Film Oct 19, 2018

The meteoric rise of Mayu Matsuoka

by Mark Schilling

As a film critic, I occasionally come across something on the screen that sets off fireworks in my brain. It happened with Sakura Ando's explosive performance as a desperate boxer in "100 Yen Love" and with the funny, surprising and moving zombie comedy "One ...

Banksy says incomplete shredding was malfunction

Entertainment News Oct 19, 2018

Banksy says incomplete shredding was malfunction

Banksy posted a video to his website Tuesday implying that the partial shredding of his "Girl With Balloon" at a London auction was supposed to have been complete. The video shows the famously anonymous artist constructing the shredding mechanism inside an ornate frame and pushing ...

Jaguars, Fulham owner Shahid Khan drops divisive Wembley bid

Soccer Oct 19, 2018

Jaguars, Fulham owner Shahid Khan drops divisive Wembley bid

Wembley Stadium is staying in the hands of English soccer. American sports magnate Shahid Khan abandoned a £600 million ($790 million) bid for the English Football Association's main asset on Wednesday after recognizing the extent of opposition to the sale. Khan, who owns the NFL's Jacksonville ...

Kershaw delivers in Game 5 victory

Baseball / MLB Oct 19, 2018

Kershaw delivers in Game 5 victory

Clayton Kershaw bounced back from one of his worst postseason starts with one of his best, pitching the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 Wednesday to move one win from a return trip to the World Series. The Dodgers took a 3-2 lead ...

Keisuke Honda eager for first season in Australia to finally kick off

Soccer Oct 19, 2018

Keisuke Honda eager for first season in Australia to finally kick off

Former Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda is itching to kick off his Australian adventure with Melbourne Victory on Saturday after a long wait through the A-League's "weird" and "unique" preseason. As the league's highest-profile signing, Honda arrived in Australia to much fanfare in August, but with ...

Hajime Moriyasu praises Japan's cohesiveness in matches

Soccer Oct 19, 2018

Hajime Moriyasu praises Japan's cohesiveness in matches

Following Japan's impressive 4-3 friendly win over Uruguay, manager Hajime Moriyasu on Wednesday lauded his new-look side for its seamless integration of overlapping generations of players. The victory Tuesday in Saitama was the third in three matches under the new boss and the first combining ...