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Let's discuss food waste

Language | MORNING ENGLISH May 27, 2019

Let's discuss food waste

Seven-Eleven Japan Co. and Lawson Inc. said Friday they will start discounting rice balls and lunch boxes that are close to their expiration date in order to reduce food waste, a large issue in the country due to the 6 million tons of edible ...

Japanese film director Yasuo Furuhata dies at age 84

Film May 27, 2019

Japanese film director Yasuo Furuhata dies at age 84

Japanese film director Yasuo Furuhata, known for his work with the late actor Ken Takakura, died of pneumonia on May 20 in Tokyo, Toei Co. said Sunday. He was 84. After joining the film production company, Furuhata, a native of Nagano Prefecture, marked his debut ...

Trophy presented by Trump to go on display at sumo museum

Sumo May 27, 2019

Trophy presented by Trump to go on display at sumo museum

The American-made trophy presented by U.S. President Donald Trump at a sumo tournament will join the sport's historical materials at a museum in Tokyo, the sport's governing body said Monday. The President's Cup, which was presented by Trump to the winner of the Summer Grand ...

Former Wallabies star calls for Super Rugby to boot Jaguares

Rugby May 27, 2019

Former Wallabies star calls for Super Rugby to boot Jaguares

Wallabies great Phil Kearns has called for the Jaguares to be kicked out of Super Rugby, claiming they have an unfair advantage as their line-up is so similar to Argentina's national team. The hooker, now a television pundit, said the franchise had "hoodwinked" governing body ...

Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert recovering after stroke symptoms

Basketball / NBA May 27, 2019

Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert recovering after stroke symptoms

Cavaliers owner and billionaire businessman Dan Gilbert is recovering after suffering symptoms of a stroke and seeking hospital care. Officials with Detroit-based Quicken Loans said in a statement that Gilbert "received immediate medical attention and is currently recovering comfortably" after going to a Detroit-area hospital ...

Asanoyama wants to build on first title

Sumo May 27, 2019

Asanoyama wants to build on first title

A day after receiving his first Emperor's Cup trophy, Summer Grand Sumo Tournament winner Asanoyama said the reality of his maiden top-level title was still sinking in on Monday. Having clinched victory with a day to spare, the No. 8 maegashira, who debuted in the ...

Kenta Maeda wins in return from injury

Baseball / MLB May 27, 2019

Kenta Maeda wins in return from injury

Kenta Maeda returned from the 10-day injured list and earned his sixth victory of the season, after the Los Angeles Dodgers completed a sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates with an 11-7 win on Sunday. Maeda (6-2) allowed three runs while striking out four over five ...

Kei Nishikori breezes into second round of French Open

Tennis May 27, 2019

Kei Nishikori breezes into second round of French Open

Kei Nishikori weathered a third-set rally from France's Quentin Halys on Sunday to reach the second round of the French Open for the fifth year in a row. The seventh-seeded Nishikori defeated the wildcard 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 in just under two hours at Roland Garros ...

Takuma Sato finishes third at Indy 500

More Sports / Auto Racing May 27, 2019

Takuma Sato finishes third at Indy 500

Takuma Sato took advantage of a late-race crash to move into contention at the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, scything into third place to finish in the top three for the second time in three years at IndyCar's most prestigious race. An early problem sent Sato ...