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Saudi Arabia prepares to boost supplies over Iran oil sanctions

Business Nov 4, 2018

Saudi Arabia prepares to boost supplies over Iran oil sanctions

With Washington poised to curtail Iran's oil exports, OPEC heavyweight Saudi Arabia and its partners stand ready to ramp up supplies even as market conditions remain uncertain, analysts say. The renewal of sanctions on the Islamic Republic comes at a time of major supply disruptions ...

Restrictive rules keep millions of Americans from voting

World / Politics Nov 4, 2018

Restrictive rules keep millions of Americans from voting

Millions of Americans will be barred from casting ballots in Tuesday's crucial midterm elections due to electoral rules at the state level, which effectively exclude many minority voters to the detriment of Democrats. Here is a look at states where these restrictions could impact the ...

The kitchen is where the party is

Style & Design | ON: DESIGN Nov 4, 2018

The kitchen is where the party is

by Mio Yamada

The kitchen may be home to the most everyday objects in the house, but that doesn't mean they all have to be boring in design. Soak up the cleaning experience Suuu has re-designed one of the most pedestrian of household items and turned it into an ...

The Biwako Biennale makes the old new again

Art Nov 4, 2018

The Biwako Biennale makes the old new again

by Katherine Whatley

When it comes to curating a biennale, a lack of funding isn't always a big problem as it can lead to more imaginative results. That's the case with the Biwako Biennale, which runs through Nov. 11 in Shiga Prefecture. The event, organized by Yoko Nakata ...

Ex-Japan goalkeeper Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi to retire

Soccer / J. League Nov 4, 2018

Ex-Japan goalkeeper Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi to retire

Goalkeeper Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi, a member of Japan's national squad at four World Cup finals, will retire at the end of the season, his J. League club SC Sagamihara said Sunday. "I've decided to retire at the end of this season. All I have is a ...

Nasa Hataoka takes second LPGA trophy of 2018

More Sports / Golf Nov 4, 2018

Nasa Hataoka takes second LPGA trophy of 2018

Teenager Nasa Hataoka shot a dazzling five-under 67 to win the Japan Classic by two strokes on Sunday, her second LPGA Tour triumph this season. Hataoka became the first home player in seven years to win the Japan title, firing seven birdies and two bogies ...

Reira Iwabuchi, Takeru Otsuka win big air World Cup gold

More Sports / Winter Sports Nov 4, 2018

Reira Iwabuchi, Takeru Otsuka win big air World Cup gold

Japanese teenager Reira Iwabuchi won her second straight women's World Cup big air competition on Saturday, while compatriot Takeru Otsuka topped the podium in the men's event. The 16-year-old Iwabuchi, who finished fourth in February's Pyeongchang Olympics, earned a two-jump total of 166.50 points in ...

Horizontal bar silver for Kohei Uchimura at worlds

More Sports / Gymnastics Nov 4, 2018

Horizontal bar silver for Kohei Uchimura at worlds

Kohei Uchimura missed out on the men's horizontal bar gold Saturday as Japan finished without any individual apparatus titles at the artistic gymnastics world championships. The 29-year-old, who was aiming for his first world title in three years, earned a silver medal — his 21st ...

Dramatic Series ride for SoftBank

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Nov 4, 2018

Dramatic Series ride for SoftBank

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks wrapped up the Japan Series against the Hiroshima Carp on Saturday at Mazda Stadium, achieving back-to-back NPB championships with a 2-0 Game 6 win. The Pacific League club did not win away in the series' first two games, but proved that ...