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Ukraine bans Russian men from entry in martial law crackdown

World Nov 30, 2018

Ukraine bans Russian men from entry in martial law crackdown

Ukraine has tightened control over its border, imposing new entry restrictions for foreigners and banning Russian men after President Petro Poroshenko introduced martial law and warned that the Kremlin may be preparing an invasion. The ban on men aged 16 to 60 intensified tensions between ...

Japan dominates second half in rout of Qatar

Basketball Nov 30, 2018

Japan dominates second half in rout of Qatar

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The Akatsuki Five received a tough challenge from Qatar early but wound up posting a 85-47 victory in a FIBA World Cup Asian qualifier at Toyama City Gymnasium on Friday night. The Japan men's national team (5-4) extended its winning streak in the preliminaries to ...

Ukraine bans Russian men from entry in martial law crackdown

World Nov 30, 2018

Ukraine bans Russian men from entry in martial law crackdown

Ukraine has tightened control over its border, imposing new entry restrictions for foreigners and banning Russian men after President Petro Poroshenko introduced martial law and warned that the Kremlin may be preparing an invasion. The ban on men aged 16 to 60 intensified tensions between ...

More Sports Nov 30, 2018

Takaaki Nakagami impresses during Jerez MotoGP testing

Takaaki Nakagami had MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez in his slipstream when posting the quickest lap at testing for next season on Thursday. Fresh from competing in his first MotoGP campaign Nakagami's Honda topped the chart with a lap of 1 minute, 37.945 seconds. Ducati's ...

Japan's job market softens in October amid labor crunch

Business / Economy Nov 30, 2018

Japan's job market softens in October amid labor crunch

The nation's labor market loosened slightly in October, government data showed Friday, though it remained near the tightest level seen in decades as companies struggled to find workers due to an aging population. The country's job availability ratio stood at 1.62, falling for the first ...

Editorials Nov 30, 2018

Putin's Ukraine gamble

Russia's provacative seizure of three Ukrainian Navy ships must be met with steely determination by the international community.

BayStars star Tsutsugo eyes future in major leagues

Baseball Nov 30, 2018

BayStars star Tsutsugo eyes future in major leagues

Yokohama BayStars left fielder Yoshitomo Tsutsugo informed his team Friday that he intends to pursue a career in the major leagues. Tsutsugo, 27, will be eligible for international free agency in 2021 after 11 seasons with the club. He would need the BayStars' approval ...