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IMF downgrades world growth, warns of 'precarious' 2020

Business / Economy Jul 24, 2019

IMF downgrades world growth, warns of 'precarious' 2020

Global trade tensions, continued uncertainty and rising prospects for a no-deal Brexit are sapping the strength of the world economy, which faces a "precarious" 2020, the International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday. Trade conflicts are undercutting investment and weakening manufacturing, and the IMF urged countries ...

Editorials Jul 24, 2019

Reverse the fall in voter turnout

Both the campaign for the Upper House election and its outcome need to be reviewed to learn what can be done to increase voter participation in future elections.

Tempalay pledges to put on a show at Fuji Rock

Music Jul 24, 2019

Tempalay pledges to put on a show at Fuji Rock

by Patrick St. Michel

The recording of Tempalay's third full-length album, "With Love from the 21 Century," should have been a high point for lead vocalist and guitarist Ryoto Ohara. The group he fronts had climbed up the ranks of Japan's music community since forming in 2014, and ...

Angels win again in Freeway Series

Baseball / MLB Jul 24, 2019

Angels win again in Freeway Series

Kole Calhoun charged hard to his right and watched his footwork while he fielded the single to right field. He knew Cody Bellinger would be sprinting for home, so the game was riding on this throw to the plate. Calhoun's preparation resulted in a nearly ...

Rakuten's Barca-Chelsea show misses mark

Soccer | From the Spot Jul 24, 2019

Rakuten's Barca-Chelsea show misses mark

by Dan Orlowitz

The possibility exists that Tuesday's Rakuten Cup match between Barcelona and Chelsea was being considered by some influential soccer figure or another as an audition for Japan's inclusion in the increasingly popular International Champions Cup, the international preseason tournament that is currently taking place ...

Experts predict record tally for Japan in 2020

Olympics Jul 24, 2019

Experts predict record tally for Japan in 2020

A team of statistical analysts said Tuesday it expects Japan to have achieved a record medal haul by the end next year's Tokyo Olympics, ranking the host nation behind only two others on its predicted medal table. The Netherlands-based Gracenote Sports forecasts Japan will win ...

Kakuryu adds to solid resume with latest win

Sumo | INSIDE SUMO Jul 24, 2019

Kakuryu adds to solid resume with latest win

by John Gunning

Yokozuna Kakuryu lifted the Emperor's Cup last Sunday after a final day defeat of fellow yokozuna Hakuho. The win gave Kakuryu his sixth title overall, with half of those championships coming in the past 18 months, after a period in which speculation was rife about ...