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NHK docudrama reveals telephone scam tactics

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Apr 20, 2019

NHK docudrama reveals telephone scam tactics

by Philip Brasor

Thai police last month raided a residence in Pattaya where an alleged telephone swindling operation was taking place. They discovered 15 Japanese nationals suspected of calling retired people in Japan and fooling them into purchasing electronic money. Japanese police say they will arrest the ...

Fire-ravaged Notre Dame now stabilized as investigators probe cause

World Apr 20, 2019

Fire-ravaged Notre Dame now stabilized as investigators probe cause

Architects and construction workers have stabilized the damaged structure of the Notre Dame Cathedral, four days after a fast-spreading fire ravaged the iconic Paris building, and firefighters were leaving the site Friday night, a fire service official said. The promising development came as Notre Dame's ...

Downsized dwellings: Inside Tokyo's tiny living spaces

Lifestyle Apr 20, 2019

Downsized dwellings: Inside Tokyo's tiny living spaces

by Alex Martin

Twenty-five-year-old Sotaro Ito lives in a 9.46-square-meter apartment with a loft in the capital's retro-hip Koenji district. His apartment looks more like an office cubicle, with a desk and computer chair dominating a third of the room. A reading pillow is propped up against one ...

Sakura Sevens lose three times in Kitakyushu event

Rugby Apr 20, 2019

Sakura Sevens lose three times in Kitakyushu event

Japan's women lost all three of their matches on Saturday, while defending champion New Zealand missed its chance at a consecutive-victories record in the Kitakyushu Sevens, the fourth leg of the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series. Playing on home soil, the Sakura Sevens lacked the ...

Japan off to strong start against Netherlands in Fed Cup

Tennis Apr 20, 2019

Japan off to strong start against Netherlands in Fed Cup

Japan is in control of its Fed Cup World Group II relegation showdown against the Netherlands following singles wins by Misaki Doi and Nao Hibino on Saturday. Hibino easily overcame Dutch No. l Bibiane Schoofs 6-1, 6-2 after Doi beat Richel Hogenkamp 6-3, 6-4 in ...

Reds battle past struggling Vissel

Soccer / J. League Apr 20, 2019

Reds battle past struggling Vissel

by Dan Orlowitz

Once again, the stage was set for Andres Iniesta to dazzle in front of a gigantic crowd at Saitama Stadium. But once again he was a no-show, disappointing large contingents of both traveling supporters and media who anticipated a chance to see the former Barcelona ...