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LDP's Shinjiro Koizumi says he would use dual surname system

National / Politics Sep 10, 2019

LDP's Shinjiro Koizumi says he would use dual surname system

Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Shinjiro Koizumi, who made headlines recently by announcing his marriage with television anchor Christel Takigawa, stressed on Monday his eagerness to work for the introduction in the country of a dual surname system for married couples. If there were an established ...

Argentina knocks off Serbia to reach World Cup semifinals

Basketball Sep 10, 2019

Argentina knocks off Serbia to reach World Cup semifinals

Luis Scola scored 20 points, Facundo Campazzo finished with 18 points and 12 assists and Argentina earned its first trip to the FIBA World Cup semifinals in 13 years by ousting Serbia 97-87 in a quarterfinal matchup on Tuesday. Patricio Garino added 15 for Argentina ...

Kakuryu notches third straight win

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 10, 2019

Kakuryu notches third straight win

Yokozuna Kakuryu retained his spotless record with a third straight win at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday, while ozeki Goeido suffered his first loss and dropped down the leaderboard. All the sport's elite in competition at Ryogoku Kokugikan prevailed on Day 3 of ...

Hanyu set for season debut in Canada

Figure Skating | ICE TIME Sep 10, 2019

Hanyu set for season debut in Canada

by Jack Gallagher

Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu is set to make his season debut at the Autumn Classic International in Oakville, Ontario, this week. This will be an important season for the superstar, who has struggled with injuries the past two campaigns. With the Beijing Olympics now ...

Sumo 101: Kuramae Kokugikan

Sumo Sep 10, 2019

Sumo 101: Kuramae Kokugikan

by John Gunning

The six yearly grand sumo tournaments are held at four locations. The January, March and September meets are in Tokyo, while the March, July and November tournaments take place in Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka, respectively. The venues for all six have remained the same for decades ...