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Fire breaks out in Tokyo's Shibuya as Halloween crowds converge

National Oct 31, 2018

Fire breaks out in Tokyo's Shibuya as Halloween crowds converge

A rooftop fire broke out in Tokyo's crowded Shibuya Ward on Wednesday evening, as revelers flocked to the Halloween mecca for a massive annual street party. Firefighters were working to extinguish the blaze, which occurred at a building near a police box on the area's ...

Editorials Oct 31, 2018

South Korea court ruling bad news for bilateral ties

The South Korean government, which has said it "respects" the decision of the judiciary while hoping for a future-oriented development of its relations with Japan, should set its position straight and contain any disruptions to bilateral ties.

Hakuho in doubt for Kyushu basho after first post-surgery practice

Sumo Oct 31, 2018

Hakuho in doubt for Kyushu basho after first post-surgery practice

Yokozuna Hakuho appears a long shot to take part in next month's Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament after practicing Wednesday for the first time following knee surgery on Oct. 18. The Mongolian wrestler had endoscopic surgery to remove a bone spur in his right knee and ...

Female gymnasts fall short of 2020 berth

More Sports / Gymnastics Oct 31, 2018

Female gymnasts fall short of 2020 berth

Japan finished sixth in the women's all-around team event at the world artistic gymnastics championships on Tuesday, failing to clinch a berth at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Japan, led by 2017 floor world champion Mai Murakami, scored a total of 160.262 for sixth. The United ...

Sumo dominance down to heart over matter

Sumo | INSIDE SUMO Oct 31, 2018

Sumo dominance down to heart over matter

by John Gunning

The newly-released banzuke (rankings) for the upcoming Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament see Hakuho back in his old familiar 'Yokozuna 1 East' position. It is the 48th time that the Mongolian veteran has occupied the top slot — a sumo record. Indeed at this stage in his ...