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Rubella spreading across Japan, raising concern before Tokyo Games

National Nov 19, 2018

Rubella spreading across Japan, raising concern before Tokyo Games

Rubella infections are spreading across Japan, raising concern that a potentially long-term epidemic could sap travel demand ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. With the total number of rubella patients this year expected to top 2,000 for the first time in nearly five ...

National Nov 19, 2018

ASDF fighter jet makes emergency landing at U.S. base in Okinawa

An Air Self-Defense Force F-15 fighter jet made an emergency landing at the U.S. Air Force's Kadena Air Base in Okinawa Prefecture on Monday morning after a hydraulic system failure was detected, defense officials said. The pilot was not injured in the incident, which the ...

May faces day of reckoning on Monday, lawmaker says

World / Politics Nov 19, 2018

May faces day of reckoning on Monday, lawmaker says

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a day of reckoning on Monday as mutinous lawmakers try to trigger a no confidence vote over their opposition to her draft European Union divorce deal, a rebel member of her Conservative Party said. "This is absolutely the day ...

Editorials Nov 19, 2018

Agreement eludes APEC

The APEC breakdown makes clear the widening gap in visions of regional order. Choices will have to be made, and soon.

Cerezo to part ways with head coach Yoon Jong-hwan

Soccer / J. League Nov 19, 2018

Cerezo to part ways with head coach Yoon Jong-hwan

Cerezo Osaka announced on Monday that it will not renew the contract of manager Yoon Jong-hwan for next year's first-division campaign. The South Korean will lead Cerezo, which currently sits in eighth place, in the two remaining matches of the season. His replacement has not ...

Sumo 101: Ozeki

Sumo Nov 19, 2018

Sumo 101: Ozeki

by John Gunning

Yokozuna are the stars of sumo. Always in the spotlight, they get the lion's share of column inches. Rightly so, given that only 72 men have ever attained the rank. And yet, yokozuna wasn't always the sport's highest position. For most of sumo's history, ozeki was its ...

Pack stays on leader's heels

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 19, 2018

Pack stays on leader's heels

Komusubi Takakeisho took out ozeki Tochinoshin on Monday to remain in sole possession of the lead after nine days of action at the 15-day Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. But despite the quick victory, the Chiganoura stable wrestler doesn't have much room for error. Because in ...