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Volcano erupts in southern Japan but no evacuation warning issued

National Jan 17, 2019

Volcano erupts in southern Japan but no evacuation warning issued

A volcano erupted on a remote island in southern Japan on Thursday, the Meteorological Agency said, but the warning level was kept below the threshold that would require an evacuation. The agency said the volcano on Kuchinoerabu Island, Kagoshima Prefecture, erupted at 9:20 a.m. Live ...

Editorials Jan 17, 2019

Move forward on 'equal work, equal pay'

With a manpower shortage looming as a major obstacle to the operation of businesses, employers need to realize that improving the wages of both regular and irregular employees will be crucial to securing the labor they need.

Marie Kondo's new TV series cleans up

TV | Wide Angle Jan 17, 2019

Marie Kondo's new TV series cleans up

by Patrick St. Michel

Marie Kondo is the type of person you wouldn't initially expect lots of people to go crazy over. In the cleaning consultant and best-selling author's new Netflix show, "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo," she simply lays out the basics of her "KonMari" method of ...

Tiger Woods to begin year at Torrey Pines again

More Sports / Golf Jan 17, 2019

Tiger Woods to begin year at Torrey Pines again

Tiger Woods is starting another year at Torrey Pines, this time with higher expectations. Woods announced Wednesday that he will play in the Farmers Insurance Open next week. He has won the tournament seven times, and Torrey Pines is where he won the U.S. Open ...

Hakuho beats Nishikigi in rematch, tied for lead

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 17, 2019

Hakuho beats Nishikigi in rematch, tied for lead

Hakuho continued his run of narrow escapes in the first week of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, surviving two more close calls Thursday to retain his share of the lead on Day 5. The yokozuna's win over previously unbeaten No. 2 maegashira Nishikigi kept ...

Sumo 101: Retirement ceremonies

Sumo Jan 17, 2019

Sumo 101: Retirement ceremonies

by John Gunning

Now that Kisenosato has retired, one of the first orders of business for him will be arranging a retirement ceremony. Virtually all wrestlers end their career with a dampatsu-shiki (hair-cutting ceremony) but for lower-ranked wrestlers it's normally just part of their stable's regular end-of-tournament party. For ...