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42 articles published


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.

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 ...

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 ...