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Editorials May 3, 2019

Rising numbers of elderly people are living alone

Efforts need to be launched at the national, municipal and community levels, involving both public and private sector resources, to ensure that elderly people who living alone will remain connected with their communities and society at large.

Quentin Tarantino's new film makes the cut for Cannes

Film May 3, 2019

Quentin Tarantino's new film makes the cut for Cannes

Quentin Tarantino's much-anticipated new film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" will premiere at the Cannes film festival, organisers said Thursday, after doubts over whether it would be finished in time. The movie, which stars Brad Pitt as a 1970s stuntman alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and ...

In pictures: A visit to Naruto Beya

Sumo | In Pictures May 3, 2019

In pictures: A visit to Naruto Beya

In late April, Japan Times sports-desk staff dropped in on a training session — called keiko or asageiko in Japanese — at Naruto Beya, a sumo stable in Sumida Ward established in 2017 by former ozeki Kotooshu. Here are a few of the highlights. Stablemaster ...

Penalties prove costly in Sunwolves' defeat to Reds

Rugby May 3, 2019

Penalties prove costly in Sunwolves' defeat to Reds

Indiscipline once again cost the Sunwolves as they went down 32-26 to the Queensland Reds on Friday night at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium. Tony Brown's side was given five yellow cards, one of which was turned into a red, to ensure the Sunwolves spent 40 minutes ...

Fighters pound out 17 hits, clobber Lions

Baseball / Japanese Baseball May 3, 2019

Fighters pound out 17 hits, clobber Lions

Left-hander Takayuki Kato threw five solid innings and Yushi Shimizu drove in three runs as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters hammered the Seibu Lions 10-3 in the Pacific League on Friday. Kato (1-2) allowed a hit and three walks, while striking out one. He pitched ...

Arsenal, Chelsea take initiative in semifinals of Europa League

Soccer May 3, 2019

Arsenal, Chelsea take initiative in semifinals of Europa League

The possibility of an all-English final in the Europa League grew likelier after Arsenal and Chelsea moved into strong positions in the semifinals on Thursday. Arsenal will take a 3-1 lead into the second leg against Valencia after coming from behind through two goals by ...