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U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano dies at 72

National Jul 22, 2019

U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano dies at 72

U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano has died at the age of 72, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Monday in a note to member states. "The Secretariat of the International Atomic Energy Agency regrets to inform with deepest sadness of the passing away ...

Breakdancing likely added to 2024 Olympics in Paris

Language | NEWS IN NIHONGO Jul 22, 2019

Breakdancing likely added to 2024 Olympics in Paris

t the general meeting held in Lausanne, Switzerland, on the 25th, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) effectively decided to include breakdancing, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing as additional events for the 2024 Paris Olympics just as the organizing committee proposed.

Let's discuss whaling

Language | MORNING ENGLISH Jul 22, 2019

Let's discuss whaling

Whale meat auctions were held Thursday in different areas of Japan earlier this week, the first since the country ended its 31-year commercial whaling hiatus, with some cuts selling for over ¥10,000 per kilogram.

No time to rest for busy Rui Hachimura

Basketball / NBA Jul 22, 2019

No time to rest for busy Rui Hachimura

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Rui Hachimura has had to go through a hectic schedule since he was drafted by the Washington Wizards last month. Last week, the 21-year-old finally returned to his native Japan for the first time since the draft on June 20. But he won't have much ...

Emperor Naruhito to assume role as Tokyo 2020 Honorary Patron

Olympics Jul 22, 2019

Emperor Naruhito to assume role as Tokyo 2020 Honorary Patron

Emperor Naruhito will assume the role of Honorary Patron of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Imperial Household Agency announced Monday. The honor was formally requested by Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori, and submitted to the Imperial Household Agency through Prime Minister Shinzo ...

Kakuryu wakes up a winner after lifting Emperor's Cup in Nagoya

Sumo Jul 22, 2019

Kakuryu wakes up a winner after lifting Emperor's Cup in Nagoya

Yokozuna Kakuryu said he woke up to a blissful Monday morning, after winning his sixth top-division title at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. "I woke up feeling really great. I was more focused than usual," Kakuryu said of his impressive 14-1 performance at Dolphins Arena, ...