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National Jun 24, 2019

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake shakes Tokyo area

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake hit the Japanese capital and its vicinity on Monday morning, registering 4 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in central Tokyo. No tsunami warning was issued after the 9:11 a.m. quake, the focus of which was estimated at a ...

Japan ramps up Rugby World Cup prep

Rugby Jun 24, 2019

Japan ramps up Rugby World Cup prep

by Rich Freeman

The Brave Blossoms began the second stage of their pre-Rugby World Cup camp on Monday in Miyazaki with head coach Jamie Joseph saying Japan is at the stage where it's respected, but perhaps not feared. However the New Zealander told Kyodo News he is confident ...

Yokozuna Kakuryu tops rankings for Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament

Sumo Jun 24, 2019

Yokozuna Kakuryu tops rankings for Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament

Kakuryu will head into next month's Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament in pole position as east yokozuna while summer basho winner Asanoyama moved into the No. 1 maegashira slot, according to rankings published by the Japan Sumo Association on Monday. The fast-rising Asanoyama, who clinched his ...

Yusei Kikuchi bounces back as Mariners rout Orioles

Baseball / MLB Jun 24, 2019

Yusei Kikuchi bounces back as Mariners rout Orioles

J.P. Crawford had a career day, Yusei Kikuchi had his best outing in a month and the Seattle Mariners used an eight-run third inning to thump the Baltimore Orioles 13-3 on Sunday. Kikuchi (4-5) had lost four straight decisions coming into the game, raising concerns ...