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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 ...

Seeing Through a Glass

Nov 10, 2018

Seeing Through a Glass

Landscape is one of the most popular themes in art. Whether it's natural or urban settings, artists have long sought to express the world they see around them. With the theme of "landscapes" central to "Seeing Through a Glass," this collection seeks to "see through" ...

National Oct 31, 2018

ANA apologizes for flight delays due to pilot's boozy night out

All Nippon Airways Co. apologized Wednesday for flight delays in Okinawa last week caused by a pilot who called in sick after a night out drinking. Five domestic flights departing and arriving in Japan's southern island prefecture were delayed for up to 58 minutes until ...

Mito and Chiba cities sign nuclear accident evacuation accord

National Oct 31, 2018

Mito and Chiba cities sign nuclear accident evacuation accord

The municipal government of Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture —located near a nuclear power plant — signed an accord Wednesday that will allow its residents to take shelter in six municipalities further away from the complex in the case of an accident. The arrangement aims to facilitate ...

Japanese and U.S. forces hold joint military rescue exercise

National Oct 31, 2018

Japanese and U.S. forces hold joint military rescue exercise

The Self-Defense Forces and the U.S. military began a joint rescue drill off the coast of Aomori Prefecture on Wednesday as part of a biennial exercise aimed at enhancing their readiness and partnership. Based on the scenario of an aircraft accident, U.S. forces will practice ...