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IN PICTURES: Japan says good night to 2018, good morning to 2019

National Jan 1, 2019

IN PICTURES: Japan says good night to 2018, good morning to 2019

Japan greeted 2019 — the year of the boar, according to the Chinese astrological calendar — Monday evening and Tuesday morning with traditional visits to both major and minor temples and not-so-traditional events, such as the massive one at the famous Shibuya Crossing, where thousands ...

Top world news of 2018

World Jan 1, 2019

Top world news of 2018

The Japan Times newsroom selected the following world news stories as the most important of 2018.

NFL head coaching positions a slippery ride

More Sports / Football Jan 1, 2019

NFL head coaching positions a slippery ride

Sean Payton despises the term "Black Monday." And he's one of the coaches who always survives it. Six head coaches were fired as the NFL season concluded, four of them on Monday. Two, Mike McCarthy in Green Bay and Hue Jackson in Cleveland, didn't even ...

Pitcher Yusei Kikuchi agrees to deal with Mariners: report

Baseball / MLB Jan 1, 2019

Pitcher Yusei Kikuchi agrees to deal with Mariners: report

Left-hander Yusei Kikuchi has agreed to sign with the Seattle Mariners, sources revealed Monday. Kikuchi has agreed to a four-year deal with the Mariners, according to MLB.com. The 27-year-old lefty was posted to Major League Baseball on Dec. 3 by the Seibu Lions and had ...