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An Akita dog finds her pack

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! May 26, 2019

An Akita dog finds her pack

The big, beautiful Capella, an Akita dog who has been rechristened "Sumi," was first featured here in February 2018. She has now been adopted and lives in Kanagawa with Mika Iwamoto; her husband, Setsuo; and their other two dogs, Sena and Saku. Until coming to ...

Sanfrecce find scoring touch against Reds

Soccer / J. League May 26, 2019

Sanfrecce find scoring touch against Reds

Sanfrecce Hiroshima broke out of its scoring doldrums in a 4-0 trouncing of Urawa Reds in the J. League first division on Sunday. After scoring once in five straight J1 losses, Sanfrecce scored three times on Wednesday in the Asian Champions League, the first time ...

Sumo 101: Sumo and singing

Sumo May 26, 2019

Sumo 101: Sumo and singing

by John Gunning

Though sumo and song may not seem obvious bedfellows, Japan's national sport has musical connections both varied and historical. Jinku, a form of folk singing, is a common sight on provincial tours and at retirement ceremonies. Six wrestlers wearing kesho mawashi (highly decorated apron-like belts) take ...

Asanoyama falls on basho's last day

Sumo / Basho Reports May 26, 2019

Asanoyama falls on basho's last day

U.S. President Donald Trump became the main attraction on an otherwise anticlimactic final day at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday, a day after No. 8 maegashira Asanoyama clinched his first championship. The president, accompanied by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, U.S. first lady Melania ...

Roger Barows wins Derby

More Sports / Horse Racing May 26, 2019

Roger Barows wins Derby

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

The first Japanese Derby of the Reiwa Era turned out to be a surprising one, even for the winning jockey. Roger Barows, the 12th favorite, came from behind in the final 500 meters to win the Japanese Derby on Sunday, clocking 2 minutes and 22.6 ...