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'The Journalist': Uncovering the dark side of Japan

Film / Reviews Jun 26, 2019

'The Journalist': Uncovering the dark side of Japan

by James Hadfield

Before Donald Trump made "fake news" the buzzword of choice for dissemblers and autocrats, Japanese netizens were already starting to question the veracity of what they read in the papers, albeit for very different reasons. The media's handling of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, in ...

Breakdancing among four sports likely added to Paris 2024 Games

Olympics Jun 26, 2019

Breakdancing among four sports likely added to Paris 2024 Games

The four sports proposed by Paris organizers — breakdancing, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing — were provisionally approved for the 2024 Summer Games at the International Olympic Committee Session on Tuesday. The four sports, featuring 12 individual events, are set to be contested in Paris ...

Angels' Shohei Ohtani to throw off mound Wednesday

Baseball / MLB Jun 26, 2019

Angels' Shohei Ohtani to throw off mound Wednesday

Shohei Ohtani will throw off a mound Wednesday for the first time since Tommy John surgery. The Los Angeles Angels announced the latest big step in their two-way star's comeback Tuesday night. Ohtani had surgery Oct. 1 at the conclusion of his AL Rookie of the ...

Australia in World Cup semis after crushing England

More Sports / Cricket Jun 26, 2019

Australia in World Cup semis after crushing England

Australia smothered top-ranked England by 64 runs at Lord's on Tuesday and ratcheted up the pressure on the home side to join the defending champion in the Cricket World Cup semifinals. First into the playoffs, the Australians successfully defended a total for the fourth consecutive ...

Much talk, no action from sumo committees

Sumo | INSIDE SUMO Jun 26, 2019

Much talk, no action from sumo committees

by John Gunning

The Japan Sumo Association loves committees. Barely a scandal or incident goes by without the creation of some kind of panel or investigative group. Last month saw the establishment of yet another. The "Expert Committee to Contemplate the Future Succession of Sumo" is an advisory body whose ...

Yankees set home run record in win over Jays

Baseball / MLB Jun 26, 2019

Yankees set home run record in win over Jays

Aaron Judge and his teammates were joking about which one of them would hit the home run that gave the New York Yankees a major league-record 28 straight games with a long ball. The 6-foot-7 (200-cm) slugger, batting second in the lineup, predicted the mark ...

Rui Hachimura takes first NBA steps at Wizards minicamp

Basketball / NBA Jun 26, 2019

Rui Hachimura takes first NBA steps at Wizards minicamp

Rui Hachimura, the first Japanese player selected in the opening round of the NBA draft, embarked on his professional basketball career Tuesday on the first day of the Washington Wizards' mini-camp. The 21-year-old, who was claimed by the Wizards with the ninth pick on Thursday ...