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Double bubble, tapioca tea and garbage trouble

National / Media | BIG IN JAPAN Aug 24, 2019

Double bubble, tapioca tea and garbage trouble

by Mark Schreiber

Food and beverage fads come and go. On frequent occasions, "Gatten," NHK's health-oriented Wednesday evening program, used to present evidence that eating this food or drinking that beverage achieved seemingly miraculous results, including weight loss, lower blood pressure or relief from constipation. Soon afterward, ...

Japan rallies in second half to beat Germany

Basketball Aug 24, 2019

Japan rallies in second half to beat Germany

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The arena DJ encouraged the jam-packed, 18,355 fans at Saitama Super Arena saying, "Louder! Louder!" But it was perhaps unnecessary because they were already pretty loud, extremely loud. The Japan men's national team bounced back from its early struggles and managed to edge Germany 86-83 on ...

Consadole manage draw against front-running FC Tokyo

Soccer / J. League Aug 24, 2019

Consadole manage draw against front-running FC Tokyo

Jay Bothroyd canceled out an opening goal by FC Tokyo defender Tsuyoshi Watanabe when he deflected in a goal-bound shot from his teammate in a 1-1 draw at Consadole Sapporo on Saturday. J. League leader FC Tokyo has 49 points and remains four points clear ...

Naomi Osaka ready for defense of U.S. Open title

Tennis Aug 24, 2019

Naomi Osaka ready for defense of U.S. Open title

Serena Williams has the U.S. Open spotlight as she chases tennis history, but a host of Grand Slam winners and high-ranked rivals are also taking aim at the title. The 37-year-old American will be the focus of attention when the Flushing Meadows fortnight begins Monday ...