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Business Sep 11, 2019

Facebook bans self-harm images in fight against suicide

Facebook Inc. will no longer allow graphic images of self-harm on its platform as it tightens its policies on suicide content amid growing criticism of how social media companies moderate violent and potentially dangerous content. The social network also said on Tuesday self-injury related content ...

Editorials Sep 11, 2019

Boris Johnson's horrible week

While most assessments of these horrific events have focused on Brexit's economic impact, there is increasing attention to the damage that has been done to British politics and its democracy.

Full tilt: Setamaru has energy to burn

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Sep 11, 2019

Full tilt: Setamaru has energy to burn

Full tilt: Need a pickup? A break from the hum-drum? If so, then this ginger ball of energy is for you. He's called Setamaru, a name coined from the Tokyo Ward where he was found. Born sometime this spring, he's still new to life ...

Lions move into first place with win over Hawks

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 11, 2019

Lions move into first place with win over Hawks

The Seibu Lions grabbed the top spot in the Pacific League on Wednesday, sinking the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 4-1 after Tomoya Mori connected on a three-run double with two outs in the third. Starting a half-game behind the Hawks, the Lions made their opportunities count ...

Kakuryu, two others earn 4th wins

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 11, 2019

Kakuryu, two others earn 4th wins

Yokozuna Kakuryu kept his share of the lead at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday, defeating rank-and-filer Ichinojo in the day's final bout at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan. The Mongolian yokozuna, gunning for his second straight championship, sits in a tie with sekiwake Takakeisho and ...

Sumo 101: Technique and strategy

Sumo Sep 11, 2019

Sumo 101: Technique and strategy

by John Gunning

One of the defining features of sumo is how quickly bouts end. Most fights take less than 5-6 seconds from start to finish. Japan's national sport is one in which a rikishi notorious for long, slow battles earned the nickname "Mr. One Minute." A matchup in any ...

Japan's shortcomings laid bare at FIBA World Cup

Basketball Sep 11, 2019

Japan's shortcomings laid bare at FIBA World Cup

by Kaz Nagatsuka

High hopes turned into devastation — and misery. With an 80-65 loss to Montenegro on Monday, the Japan men's basketball team concluded its campaign at the 2019 FIBA World Cup with a disastrous 0-5 record, the worst-ever outcome for the team in the sport's extravaganza. Considering ...