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Bangladesh grapples with country's worst dengue outbreak

Asia Pacific Jul 31, 2019

Bangladesh grapples with country's worst dengue outbreak

Bangladesh is facing its worst-ever dengue fever outbreak as hospitals are flooded with patients, putting a severe strain on the country's already overwhelmed medical system. The mosquito-borne viral infection has spread across the country, with 61 out of 64 districts reporting dengue cases by late ...

Sanfrecce survives late rally to beat Frontale

Soccer / J. League Jul 31, 2019

Sanfrecce survives late rally to beat Frontale

Sanfrecce Hiroshima held on for a 3-2 win over Kawasaki Frontale in the J. League first division Wednesday following a furious late comeback from the visitors. Sanfrecce stunned the two-time defending champions by taking a 3-0 lead through goals from Sho Sasaki, Douglas Vieira and ...

Prince Hisahito to visit Bhutan on Aug. 16 for first overseas trip

National Jul 31, 2019

Prince Hisahito to visit Bhutan on Aug. 16 for first overseas trip

For his first overseas trip, Prince Hisahito will visit Bhutan for 10 days from Aug. 16 with his parents, Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko, the Imperial Household Agency said Wednesday. The 12-year-old prince, who became second in line to the Chrysanthemum Throne following ...

Asian countries turning back wealthy world's waste

Asia Pacific Jul 31, 2019

Asian countries turning back wealthy world's waste

Several Southeast Asian countries, sick of being the wealthy world's rubbish dump, have in recent weeks turned back container-loads of waste from foreign shores. It comes after China last year stopped accepting the world's used plastic, having previously been the biggest market for recyclables. After Indonesia ...

Rory McIlroy to join Tiger at Japan's first PGA Tour event

More Sports / Golf Jul 31, 2019

Rory McIlroy to join Tiger at Japan's first PGA Tour event

Former world No. 1 Rory McIlroy will join 15-time major-winner Tiger Woods at Japan's first PGA Tour tournament later this year, organizers announced Wednesday. Woods had already confirmed his participation, but McIlroy's addition adds to the star power at the $9.75 million Zozo Championship in ...

Japan may achieve fiscal health in fiscal 2027: government

Business / Economy Jul 31, 2019

Japan may achieve fiscal health in fiscal 2027: government

Japan may achieve fiscal health in the year ending March 2028, one year later than previously estimated, due to decreased tax revenues amid a slowdown in the global economy, the government's latest projections showed Wednesday. According to the long-term projections, the government will run a ...

Darvish takes loss as Cards top Cubs

Baseball / MLB Jul 31, 2019

Darvish takes loss as Cards top Cubs

Yu Darvish was tagged with his fifth loss of the season as the St. Louis Cardinals snatched the division lead away from the Chicago Cubs with a 2-1 victory in their series opener on Tuesday. Darvish (3-5) was pleased with his six-inning effort in which ...

Lessons in conflict resolution from Africa

Commentary / Japan Jul 31, 2019

Lessons in conflict resolution from Africa

by Shihoko Goto

As TICAD expands and deepens Japan's interests in Africa, the conference should also highlight what lessons African countries can offer to industrialized countries when it comes to overcoming comparative disadvantages and demonstrating the power of leadership.