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Over 80% of Japanese positive about robotic nursing care

National Nov 15, 2018

Over 80% of Japanese positive about robotic nursing care

Over 80 percent of people in Japan hold positive views about receiving nursing care from robots, according to a survey by nursing care service provider Orix Living Corp. The result suggests that people feel a psychological burden from being taken care of by humans, Orix ...

Don't worry too much over BTS

Music | Sound Off Nov 15, 2018

Don't worry too much over BTS

by Patrick ST. Michel

Throngs of fans packed Tokyo Dome on Tuesday and Wednesday to watch K-pop group BTS perform songs from across its five-year career. The crowd cheered, bought merchandise and the two days offered the seven-member group some respite from a week of scandal. Things kicked off ...

Sumo 101: Shitakubeya (dressing rooms)

Sumo Nov 15, 2018

Sumo 101: Shitakubeya (dressing rooms)

by John Gunning

Whether in the Kokugikan in Tokyo, or at one of the regional tournaments in Osaka, Nagoya or Fukuoka, sumo wrestlers warm up and prepare for their bouts in dressing rooms called shitakubeya. There are always two shitakubeya and they are designated East and West. Wrestlers who ...

Tochiozan sets pace in Kyushu

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 15, 2018

Tochiozan sets pace in Kyushu

Rank-and-file wrestler Tochiozan beat ozeki Takayasu and earned his fifth straight win Thursday, taking the spotlight at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament following the withdrawal of yokozuna Kisenosato. With no remaining yokozuna in competition, Tochiozan shares the lead with komusubi Takakeisho one-third of the way ...

Grizzlies' Yuta Watanabe plays in second NBA game

Basketball / NBA Nov 15, 2018

Grizzlies' Yuta Watanabe plays in second NBA game

Rookie forward Yuta Watanabe made his second NBA appearance on Wednesday in the Memphis Grizzlies' 116-113 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Watanabe did not score but blocked a shot and grabbed two rebounds in 7 minutes and 46 seconds of playing time as the Grizzlies ...