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Editorials Jul 13, 2019

Regional revitalization goes slow

The government needs to review its regional revitalization efforts over the past five years to see if it's taking the right steps to achieve the intended goal.

Commentary / World Jul 13, 2019

In praise of demographic decline

by Adair Turner

Our expanding ability to automate human work across all sectors makes an ever-growing workforce increasingly irrelevant to improvements in human welfare. That's good news for most of the world, but not for Africa.

Environmentalist Kenro Taura talks about why he thinks Japan is a laggard in the fight against climate change

People | 20 QUESTIONS Jul 13, 2019

Environmentalist Kenro Taura talks about why he thinks Japan is a laggard in the fight against climate change

by J.J. O'Donoghue

Name: Kenro Taura Age: 62 Nationality: Japanese Occupation: Executive director of Kiko Network Likes: Justice and equal rights, positive thinking Dislikes: Selfishness, authority 1. What does Kiko Network do? Kiko Network is an environmental non-governmental organization that works to tackle climate change by bringing forth major changes in society. 2. How ...

Simona Halep powers past Serena Williams in Wimbledon final

Tennis Jul 13, 2019

Simona Halep powers past Serena Williams in Wimbledon final

Clutching her trophy 20 minutes after becoming Wimbledon's champion, Simona Halep checked out the board inside Centre Court that lists tournament winners. Below all of the mentions of Serena Williams, her opponent in Saturday's final, there already was inscribed: "Miss S. Halep." Halep was not ...

France star Antoine Griezmann joins Barcelona from Atletico

Soccer Jul 13, 2019

France star Antoine Griezmann joins Barcelona from Atletico

Barcelona has added a third star talent to its already world-class attack. France forward Antoine Griezmann agreed to join the Spanish champion on Friday after Barcelona said it paid the buyout clause to free him from rival Atletico Madrid. Griezmann will strengthen an attack led by ...

Yokozuna move to 7-0

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 13, 2019

Yokozuna move to 7-0

Joint leaders Hakuho and Kakuryu both won again on Saturday to wrap up the first week of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament with unbeaten records. Hakuho comfortably accounted for No. 3 maegashira Daieisho, while fellow Mongolian Kakuryu improved to 12-0 in his career against No. ...

Sifan Hassan sets new world record in women's mile

More Sports / Track & Field Jul 13, 2019

Sifan Hassan sets new world record in women's mile

Sifan Hassan broke the long-standing women's mile record in 4 minutes, 12.33 seconds at the Herculis Diamond League meeting on Friday. The Dutchwoman fractionally beat the 4:12.56 set in 1996 by Svetlana Masterkova, a two-time Olympic champion that year in Atlanta. Hassan knocked two seconds off ...

Summer League players help boost NBA abroad

Basketball / NBA Jul 13, 2019

Summer League players help boost NBA abroad

by Ed Odeven

After an NBA Board of Governors meeting earlier this week, commissioner Adam Silver addressed the media, and that gathering in New York included an assessment of the rise in Japanese players during the ongoing NBA Summer League. The commissioner also commented on the positive impact ...

Federer beats Nadal in Wimbledon semis

Tennis Jul 13, 2019

Federer beats Nadal in Wimbledon semis

After waiting 11 years to get another shot against Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, Roger Federer was so, so close to the finish line. One match point slipped away when Federer missed a forehand return. A second came and went on a backhand return. Later, serving ...