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53 articles published


Swimming with a real-life 'Jaws'

World / Science & Health Jan 19, 2019

Swimming with a real-life 'Jaws'

Two shark researchers who came face to face with what could be one of the largest great whites ever recorded are using their encounter as an opportunity to push for legislation that would protect sharks in Hawaii. Ocean Ramsey, a shark researcher and conservationist, encountered ...

CoCo Ichibanya curry makes London debut

Food & Drink Jan 19, 2019

CoCo Ichibanya curry makes London debut

by Richard Vines

Altogether CoCo Ichibanya, also known as "CoCoIchi," has more than 1,100 restaurants in Japan and about 150 more around the world, serving up unusual curries such as sausage; hamburger; and tomato and asparagus. Back in Japan it's a household name, but Ichibanya hasn't ventured into ...

Two men sentenced for murder of Olympic medalist Denis Ten

Figure Skating Jan 19, 2019

Two men sentenced for murder of Olympic medalist Denis Ten

Kazakhstan sentenced two men accused of killing celebrated Olympic figure skater Denis Ten to 18 years in a penal colony Thursday but his family was unhappy, claiming his murder was ordered and there were "other figures involved." Last July's murder of 25-year-old Ten, the first ...

Sumo 101: Championship portraits

Sumo Jan 19, 2019

Sumo 101: Championship portraits

by John Gunning

One of the most striking features of Ryogoku Kokugikan is the ring of giant portraits hanging from the rafters. The 32 images (each 3.17 x 2.22 meters including frame) show the winners for the past 32 tournaments. Prior to each of the three annual Tokyo meets, ...

Title race heating up

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 19, 2019

Title race heating up

Yokozuna Hakuho continued his drive for a 42nd top-level title at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday, staying undefeated to take the outright lead after rank-and-file grappler Onosho suffered his first loss. Following the injury withdrawal of compatriot Kakuryu and the retirement of ...