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Classes resume at Prince Hisahito's school following knife incident

National May 13, 2019

Classes resume at Prince Hisahito's school following knife incident

Classes at Prince Hisahito's junior high school in Tokyo resumed Monday, with the 12-year-old prince attending as usual, following an incident late last month during which an intruder left knives on his desk. Ochanomizu University Junior High School suspended classes last week in the wake ...

Narita airport saw record number of travelers during Golden Week

National May 13, 2019

Narita airport saw record number of travelers during Golden Week

A record number of people passed through Narita airport near Tokyo during the Golden Week holiday period despite a drop in overseas visitors, the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau said Monday. The number of travelers leaving from Narita airport peaked on April 28 at around 63,000, ...

Bayer apologizes for Monsanto PR firm's media list

Business May 13, 2019

Bayer apologizes for Monsanto PR firm's media list

Germany's Bayer apologized Sunday after revelations in France that its subsidiary Monsanto had a PR agency collate lists of politicians, scientists and journalists and their views on pesticides and GM crops. The German agro-chemicals and drugs giant, which finalized the acquisition of the U.S. company ...

Facebook takes down dodgy Italian accounts ahead of EU election

Business May 13, 2019

Facebook takes down dodgy Italian accounts ahead of EU election

Facebook said on Sunday it had taken down numerous Italian accounts on its platform that were false or were spreading fake news ahead of a European parliamentary election later this month. The European Union has warned of foreign interference in campaigning for the vote of ...

Editorials May 13, 2019

The U.S. and China play a dangerous game

The U.S. commitment to unilateral acts of protectionism and China's determination to build a world-class economy by tilting the domestic business landscape bodes ill for a solution anytime soon.

Naomi Osaka clings to top spot as Simona Halep cuts gap

Tennis May 13, 2019

Naomi Osaka clings to top spot as Simona Halep cuts gap

Naomi Osaka narrowly retained her No. 1 ranking on Monday ahead of Simona Halep, after the Romanian missed the chance to reclaim the top spot following her defeat in the Madrid Open final. The 21-year-old Osaka lost in the quarterfinals in the Spanish capital, but ...

Sumo 101: Amateur sumo

Sumo May 13, 2019

Sumo 101: Amateur sumo

by John Gunning

What do Takakeisho, Tochinoshin and Mitakeumi have in common, apart from recently becoming first-time winners of the Emperor's Cup? The answer, of course, is that all three joined professional sumo after success in the amateur ranks. The first two won medals at the Junior World Championships, ...

Favorites cruise on Day 2 of tourney

Sumo / Basho Reports May 13, 2019

Favorites cruise on Day 2 of tourney

Lone yokozuna Kakuryu stayed unbeaten Monday at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament, cruising to victory over rank-and-file opponent Hokutofuji. Kakuryu, seeking his sixth top-division title, improved to 2-0 by quickly pushing out the winless No. 1 maegashira in the final bout on Day 2 at ...