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In pictures: The Imperial Couple

National Apr 29, 2019

In pictures: The Imperial Couple

Emperor Akihito, who will abdicate Tuesday, has reigned for three decades from 1989 through the Heisei Era as a "symbol of the state and of the unity of the people" with Empress Michiko at his side. The Imperial Couple have made it their mission to ...

Abe and Canada's Justin Trudeau extol TPP trade pact without U.S.

Business Apr 29, 2019

Abe and Canada's Justin Trudeau extol TPP trade pact without U.S.

Canadian and Japanese leaders on Sunday jointly trumpeted a rebooted Pacific trade pact that came into effect at the start of the year, without the United States. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (or CPTPP) removed trade barriers among 11 nations representing nearly 500 million consumers in the ...

Editorials Apr 29, 2019

Sterilization relief won't end the issue for victims

To avoid repeating the same kind of policy mistakes, the government must make efforts to identify how and why such a policy was instituted and maintained for decades, and highlight the responsibility of each of the parties involved.

Aaron Wolf wins maiden national judo championship

More Sports / Judo Apr 29, 2019

Aaron Wolf wins maiden national judo championship

Aaron Wolf captured his first national judo championship on Monday, after beating Hirotaka Kato in the final of the open-weight tournament. Wolf, the 2017 men's 100-kg judo world champion, claimed an extra-time, yusei victory over Kato, who won the tournament seven years ago. The 23-year-old ...

European giants buying into women's soccer

Soccer Apr 29, 2019

European giants buying into women's soccer

Back in 2001-02, the semifinalists in the inaugural UEFA Women's Cup were Frankfurt, HJK Helsinki, Toulouse and Swedish side Umea. Fast forward 17 years to this season, and the presence of Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Chelsea and Lyon in the semifinals of the Champions League is ...