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Abe calls for constitutional amendments proposals to be debated in Diet

National / Politics Jul 8, 2019

Abe calls for constitutional amendments proposals to be debated in Diet

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday demanded that the Diet discuss his Liberal Democratic Party's proposals for constitutional amendments. The LDP's proposals include defining the roles of the Self-Defense Forces in the Constitution's war-renouncing Article 9. Political parties should put forward their own proposals for constitutional ...

U.K. minister to apologize to Ivanka over ambassador's leaked memos

World / Politics Jul 8, 2019

U.K. minister to apologize to Ivanka over ambassador's leaked memos

Britain's trade minister said Monday he would apologize to U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka for a leak of confidential memos in which the U.K. ambassador describes the U.S. administration as "dysfunctional" and "inept." The memos from Kim Darroch, the U.K.'s ambassador to Washington, were ...

Death toll rises to two in Osaka warehouse fire

National Jul 8, 2019

Death toll rises to two in Osaka warehouse fire

The death toll from a warehouse fire in Osaka Prefecture has risen to two, as a man who had been hospitalized with serious injuries died Monday, local police said. Jun Yamanishi, 36, is the latest victim of the fire at a warehouse in Takatsuki, Osaka ...

Sumo 101: Charismatic rikishi

Sumo Jul 8, 2019

Sumo 101: Charismatic rikishi

by John Gunning

One of sumo's most defining features is the stoicism of its wrestlers. Win or lose, rikishi are expected to remain composed. Sometimes after a particularly hard fought or meaningful bout, emotion slips through, but that's the exception rather than the rule. Overt celebrations after wins quickly receive ...

Sumo's top guns brush aside rivals

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 8, 2019

Sumo's top guns brush aside rivals

Yokozuna Hakuho and Kakuryu led the charge at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament after each claiming second straight wins on Monday, while the mixed results continued for the rest of the sport's elite. Hakuho prevailed in his first top-division match-up with May's champion, No. 1 ...

Sri Lanka coach vows to stay on despite World Cup exit

More Sports / Cricket Jul 8, 2019

Sri Lanka coach vows to stay on despite World Cup exit

Chandika Hathurusingha insisted Monday he would remain Sri Lanka's cricket coach despite pressure to step down after their World Cup exit. Sri Lanka started the tournament as a rank outsider and finished sixth of the nine teams, registering one of three wins against the world's ...