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74 articles published


National / Politics Nov 17, 2018

Work on Japan's new defense guidelines to focus on missiles, cyberattacks

The ruling coalition will focus on addressing threats posed by ballistic missiles, cyberattacks and electromagnetic attacks when revising the national defense program guidelines, a senior official said. "North Korea has improved its ballistic missile capabilities," former Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera told reporters Fridya after the ...

Editorials Nov 17, 2018

Move the isles dispute forward

If the Abe administration is changing the basic position on dealing with Russia, it should publicly explain and build a solid domestic consensus over its position.

Hanyu overcomes injury to win Cup of Russia

Figure Skating Nov 17, 2018

Hanyu overcomes injury to win Cup of Russia

Yuzuru Hanyu won the men's title at the Cup of Russia despite an ankle injury that left him on crutches, while fellow Olympic figure skating champion Alina Zagitova won the women's title on Saturday. Hanyu, the two-time defending Olympic gold medalist, started strongly with two ...

Sumo 101: Tsuriyane (Raised roof)

Sumo Nov 17, 2018

Sumo 101: Tsuriyane (Raised roof)

by John Gunning

One of the most striking sights in sumo is the giant roof suspended over the ring. The 6.5-metric-ton structure is modeled on the roofs of Shinto shrines and held in place by 2.2-cm thick wires that can bear almost five times as much weight — ...

Takakeisho handed first loss

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 17, 2018

Takakeisho handed first loss

Takakeisho relinquished his unbeaten record but kept a share of the lead at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. The 22-year-old komusubi dropped to 6-1 when he succumbed to a ferocious slapdown against sekiwake Mitakeumi on Day 7 of the 15-day tournament at Fukuoka ...

Phoenix triumph in return to field

More Sports / Football Nov 17, 2018

Phoenix triumph in return to field

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

The Phoenix are back on the field. The Nihon University football team, which has been suspended by the Kantoh Collegiate Football Association for the 2018 season after the illegal tackle incident on May 6, had an exhibition game against a combined X League team on ...

Final four now set for ATP Finals

More Sports / Tennis Nov 17, 2018

Final four now set for ATP Finals

Alexander Zverev set up a semifinal with six-time champion Roger Federer by defeating John Isner 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 on Friday. Zverev is the youngest player at 21 to reach the semifinals since 2009 and the first from Germany since 2003. The 37-year-old Federer holds a 3-2 ...

Nasa Hataoka slips to tie for 13th with 4-over 76

More Sports / Golf Nov 17, 2018

Nasa Hataoka slips to tie for 13th with 4-over 76

Nasa Hataoka shot a 4-over-par 76 and dropped into a seven-way tie for 13th after Friday's second round of the CME Group Tour Championship, the LPGA's season-ending event. Despite starting the day in second place, one shot behind first-day leader Amy Olson, Hataoka struggled to ...

Hanyu takes huge lead in Russia

Figure Skating Nov 17, 2018

Hanyu takes huge lead in Russia

Yuzuru Hanyu built a 20-point lead in the short program at the Cup of Russia on Friday. The two-time defending Olympic champion landed a clean quadruple salchow and quad toe loop/triple toe loop combination en route to earning 110.53 points. As usual, his fans hurled ...