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Crown Prince Akishino and family return from trip to Bhutan

National Aug 25, 2019

Crown Prince Akishino and family return from trip to Bhutan

Crown Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Kiko and their son Prince Hisahito returned Sunday from a weeklong private family vacation in Bhutan, the first overseas trip for the 12-year-old heir to the chrysanthemum throne. The family of the crown prince, the younger brother of Emperor Naruhito, ...

Editorials Aug 25, 2019

U.S. firms rethink capitalism

The U.S. Business Roundtable group should reach out to counterparts in Japan to begin a dialogue on meaningful reform of capitalism in the 21st century.

An island festival steeped in history

Our Lives | JAPAN LITE Aug 25, 2019

An island festival steeped in history

by Amy Chavez

In 1185, Japan's Taira (Heike) and Minamoto (Genpei) clans played out the final battle of the Genpei War, the result of which would have a profound effect on Japan ushering in its first shogun with Kamakura as the shogunate. In the latter part of the ...

No. 8 Florida rallies to beat Miami in wild opener

More Sports / Football Aug 25, 2019

No. 8 Florida rallies to beat Miami in wild opener

Feleipe Franks was clutch one minute and confused the next, showing the kind of inconsistency that got him benched five times in two years. His job might be in jeopardy again if not for Florida's defense. Franks made up for three inexcusable turnovers by accounting for ...

Osaka feeling at home at U.S Open

Tennis Aug 25, 2019

Osaka feeling at home at U.S Open

Everything felt better for Naomi Osaka once she returned to the U.S. Open. The knee injury that forced her to retire during her last match no longer is so painful. The disappointment with her tennis that led her to say she wasn't having fun playing has ...

Sato grabs satisfying IndyCar victory

More Sports / Auto Racing Aug 25, 2019

Sato grabs satisfying IndyCar victory

Takuma Sato held off Ed Carpenter to win the IndyCar race Saturday night at World Wide Technology Raceway. Sato won by 0.399 seconds. Tony Kaanan was third, followed by Santino Ferrucci and Simon Pagenaud. Sato's second victory of the season comes on the heels of his ...

England runs over Ireland in Rugby World Cup warmup

Rugby Aug 25, 2019

England runs over Ireland in Rugby World Cup warmup

England issued a powerful statement ahead of the Rugby World Cup when it overwhelmed Ireland by a record 57-15 margin at Twickenham on Saturday. England scored eight tries to Ireland's two to eclipse its 46-6 win in Dublin in 1997 for the most points ...

High hopes for Paralympics with year to go

Paralympics Aug 25, 2019

High hopes for Paralympics with year to go

The countdown has begun for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, with Sunday marking one year until the games featuring athletes with a range of disabilities begin. Tokyo, which last hosted the games in 1964, will be the first city to host the Summer Paralympics twice. Japan ...