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U.K. police reportedly identify suspect behind leaked envoy memos

World / Politics Jul 14, 2019

U.K. police reportedly identify suspect behind leaked envoy memos

The suspect behind the leak of confidential memos from Britain's Washington ambassador, which sparked a major diplomatic rift with the United States, has been identified, the Sunday Times newspaper reported. Last week, Britain's Mail on Sunday newspaper published memos from Kim Darroch in which he ...

Fix Japan's misallocation of human resources

Commentary / Japan Jul 14, 2019

Fix Japan's misallocation of human resources

by Takamitsu Sawa

Medical schools at universities are becoming unprecedentedly popular among high school students seeking to advance to higher education. Many high schools' websites exhibit not only the number of graduates who have successfully entered well-known national, public and private universities, but also how many have ...

A quiet kitty looking for better days

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Jul 14, 2019

A quiet kitty looking for better days

It took a long time for this cat to show his incredibly photogenic side, but sadly, Marumaru has had nearly two years to get used to his no-longer-new surroundings. The green-eyed beauty came to ARK when his owner went into assisted living and the triple ...

Japan midfielder Gaku Shibasaki leaves Getafe for Deportivo

Soccer Jul 14, 2019

Japan midfielder Gaku Shibasaki leaves Getafe for Deportivo

Japan international midfielder Gaku Shibasaki has joined Spanish side Deportivo La Coruna on a four-year deal, the second-division club said Sunday. The 27-year-old, who represented Japan in June's Copa America, moves from first-division side Getafe, where he'd played since the summer of 2017 after starting ...

Former MLB, NPB star Munenori Kawasaki charms fans in Taiwan

Baseball Jul 14, 2019

Former MLB, NPB star Munenori Kawasaki charms fans in Taiwan

Popular former major leaguer Munenori Kawasaki charmed Taiwanese fans Saturday with his mix of humor and mischief before beginning his coaching stint next month with Taiwan's Wei Chuan Dragons. Kawasaki has competed in Nippon Professional Baseball and Major League Baseball but left the game in ...

Yokozuna secure winning records on Day 8

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 14, 2019

Yokozuna secure winning records on Day 8

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho and Kakuryu each clinched a winning record on Sunday and remained the only undefeated wrestlers at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho dodged a bullet against No. 3 maegashira Shodai (4-4) in the final bout on Day 8 of the 15-day meet ...

Sumo 101: Shikiri sen

Sumo Jul 14, 2019

Sumo 101: Shikiri sen

by John Gunning

There are two parallel white lines in the center of every sumo ring known as shikiri sen. Ninety cm in length and 6 cm wide, they are painted directly onto the clay surface using enamel paint. Rikishi must stay behind the line on their side before ...

Divers become first Japanese to qualify for Tokyo 2020

More Sports / Swimming Jul 14, 2019

Divers become first Japanese to qualify for Tokyo 2020

Men's synchronized divers Ken Terauchi and Sho Sakai on Saturday became the first Japanese to qualify for next year's Tokyo Olympics in any sport. The 38-year-old Terauchi, already a five-time Olympian, and his 26-year-old teammate punched their tickets to the Olympics by finishing seventh in ...

More Sports Jul 14, 2019

Saudi sports official hugged female worker at Tokyo hotel: sources

A sports official from Saudi Arabia, in Tokyo for an archery test event ahead of next year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, made unwanted advances toward a woman working at the Saudi team's Tokyo hotel, sources knowledgeable about the allegation said Saturday. According to the sources, ...