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62 articles published


Editorials Feb 7, 2019

Stem the tide of people into Tokyo

The government needs to assess why the measures it introduced to stem the population flow into Tokyo are not having their intended effects and explore more effective steps to address the problem.

Where will fans go after Arashi?

Music | Sound Off Feb 7, 2019

Where will fans go after Arashi?

by Patrick St. Michel

Fans of Arashi still haven't come to terms with the news that the J-pop group will go on a hiatus at the end of 2020, bringing a close, at least temporarily, to one of the 21st century's most popular Japanese acts. While supporters might not ...

Japan men's soccer team climbs to No. 27 in world rankings

Soccer Feb 7, 2019

Japan men's soccer team climbs to No. 27 in world rankings

Japan jumped 23 spots to No. 27 in the FIFA world rankings announced Thursday following its runner-up finish in the just-concluded Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates. The Samurai Blue placed in the top 30 for the first time since 2013. They ranked No. ...

Giants latest team to join Bryce Harper sweepstakes

Baseball / MLB Feb 7, 2019

Giants latest team to join Bryce Harper sweepstakes

The latest team to join the Bryce Harper sweepstakes is the San Francisco Giants, according to a multiple reports on Wednesday. Highly sought free agent outfielder reportedly met with Giants executives this week, putting San Francisco in the mix with the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White ...