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National Jul 13, 2019

Magnitude 6.1 quake strikes area north of Okinawa Prefecture

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck north of Japan's islands of Okinawa on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the quake, which hit at a depth of 257 km (160 miles), about 346 km ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...