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72 articles published


Ex-school building thrives as aquarium

National Nov 3, 2018

Ex-school building thrives as aquarium

A former elementary school building in a sparsely populated area in Kochi Prefecture is thriving as an aquarium, with its cumulative visitors topping 100,000 as of Tuesday, about six months after its opening. Closed as a schoolhouse 12 years ago, the three-story building in the ...

The Google walkout is a new kind of worker activism

Business | FOCUS Nov 3, 2018

The Google walkout is a new kind of worker activism

by Noah Feldman

The global walkout by Google workers, a response to Alphabet Inc.'s reported protection of executives accused of sexual misconduct, may be a harbinger of something new in employer-employee relations: empowered workers' moral-political protest directed as much against the general culture as against management. Although the ...

National Nov 3, 2018

Tiny island goes missing off Hokkaido

Missing: A tiny island off Hokkaido. Or so authorities fear, prompting plans for a survey to determine if the outcrop has been washed away, ever so slightly shrinking the country's territorial waters. The island, Esambe Hanakita Kojima, was only officially surveyed and registered in 1987 ...

National Nov 3, 2018

Tokyo may deploy water buses for Olympic transportation

The organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the metropolitan government plan to operate water buses to transport people visiting the Tokyo Bay area to watch events. Traditional transportation systems are expected to face capacity shortages in the waterfront area, where boat, canoe and ...

Yuzuru Hanyu takes commanding lead at Helsinki Grand Prix

Figure Skating Nov 3, 2018

Yuzuru Hanyu takes commanding lead at Helsinki Grand Prix

Yuzuru Hanyu leads comfortably after the men's short program at the Helsinki Grand Prix after landing two clean quads. The two-time defending Olympic champion was nearly flawless in the Saturday skate, aside from a wobble coming out of his quad toe-triple toe combination. He earned ...

Kenzo Shirai captures silver in floor exercise at worlds

More Sports / Gymnastics Nov 3, 2018

Kenzo Shirai captures silver in floor exercise at worlds

Kenzo Shirai took silver in the floor exercise at the world championships on Friday. Russia's Artur Dalaloyan followed his victory in the men's individual all-around competition on Wednesday by taking floor gold at the Aspire Dome with 14.900 points. Shirai, who finished seventh in the individual ...

Antlers in control of ACL final

Soccer Nov 3, 2018

Antlers in control of ACL final

by Dan Orlowitz

Kashima Antlers are one step away from long-desired Asian glory after a testy but emphatic 2-0 win over Iran's Persepolis in the first leg of the 2018 AFC Champions League final on Saturday. Former 2002 World Cup venue Kashima Stadium in Ibaraki Prefecture was as ...

Panthers rally past Jets in rematch

More Sports / Ice Hockey Nov 3, 2018

Panthers rally past Jets in rematch

Roberto Luongo made 32 saves in his return from a knee injyr and the Florida Panthers rallied to beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 on Friday for a two-game split in the Finnish capital. Keith Yandle, Mike Hoffman, Evgeni Dadonov and Frank Vatrano scored and Jonathan ...

Dodgers keep Clayton Kershaw with $93 million pact

Baseball / MLB Nov 3, 2018

Dodgers keep Clayton Kershaw with $93 million pact

Washington outfielder Bryce Harper and Boston closer Craig Kimbrel were among just seven free agents who received $17.9 million qualifying offers from their former clubs Friday, when Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw agreed to a $93 million, three-year contract rather than test the ...

All Blacks whip Brave Blossoms

Rugby Nov 3, 2018

All Blacks whip Brave Blossoms

by Andrew McKirdy

Japan scored five tries against the world champion All Blacks but still suffered a 69-31 defeat on Saturday. Japan went into the match at Tokyo's Ajinomoto Stadium — the venue for the opening game of the 2019 Rugby World Cup — having never beaten New ...

Shiraiwa 2nd after short program at Helsinki Grand Prix

Figure Skating Nov 3, 2018

Shiraiwa 2nd after short program at Helsinki Grand Prix

Yuna Shiraiwa is in second place at the Helsinki Grand Prix following the short program on Friday night. Shiraiwa, 16, earned a score of 63.77 points at Helsinki Arena. Reigning Olympic champion Alina Zagitova of Russia leads Shiraiwa by 5.13, while Belgian Loena Hendrickx is ...