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Chiba blackouts might last another two weeks, Tepco unit says

National Sep 13, 2019

Chiba blackouts might last another two weeks, Tepco unit says

Tepco Power Grid Inc. said Friday that the blackouts in Chiba Prefecture caused by Typhoon Faxai could last another two weeks, leaving residents and a local mayor debilitated and frustrated. The new timetable delivers another blow to residents deprived of air conditioners near the end ...

Editorials Sep 13, 2019

John Bolton, the hawk, takes flight

Japan must be ready for more aggressive U.S. attempts to strike a deal with North Korea before the November 2020 ballot, and be prepared for an even more ad hoc decision-making process in Washington.

Debate over Japan's extinct wolf grows

Environment Sep 13, 2019

Debate over Japan's extinct wolf grows

by Alex Martin

An unidentified animal howl recorded in the Okuchichibu mountains bears a strong resemblance to a wolf howl, according to an analysis of audio samples provided by Hiroshi Yagi, an independent researcher who has been working to prove the existence of the officially extinct Japanese ...

Kobe Bryant says easy days for Team USA are over

Basketball Sep 13, 2019

Kobe Bryant says easy days for Team USA are over

Kobe Bryant played on the Redeem Team in 2008, the one that delivered an Olympic gold medal in Beijing after a series of USA Basketball disappointments in big tournaments. Back in Beijing this weekend, Bryant isn't sure another Redeem Team will be so easy to ...

Brave Blossoms formally welcomed to Rugby World Cup

Rugby Sep 13, 2019

Brave Blossoms formally welcomed to Rugby World Cup

Japan was officially welcomed to the Rugby World Cup at a ceremony at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office on Friday that saw all 31 playing team members presented with their Rugby World Cup 2019 cap, and the entire team, including coaches and management, receive ...

Unbeaten Okinoumi grabs sole lead

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 13, 2019

Unbeaten Okinoumi grabs sole lead

A mishap involving a referee left maegashira Okinoumi in the sole lead of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday, the sixth day of competition. No. 8 maegashira Okinoumi started the day at Ryogoku Kokugikan with a 5-0 record along with sekiwake Takakeisho. But Takakeisho ...

Buccaneers use goal-line stand to defeat Panthers

More Sports / Football Sep 13, 2019

Buccaneers use goal-line stand to defeat Panthers

When Cam Newton left the shotgun and began creeping toward the line of scrimmage, Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Vernon Hargreaves knew exactly what was coming. The Bucs sniffed out a fourth-and-1 play from the 2-yard line with Hargreaves shoving Christian McCaffrey out of bounds with ...

Naomi Osaka splits with second coach this year

Tennis Sep 13, 2019

Naomi Osaka splits with second coach this year

Naomi Osaka announced Friday she is splitting with her coach, her second breakup this year as she battles for form and slips down the world rankings. On the eve of the Pan Pacific Open in Osaka, the 21-year-old announced she will no longer be working ...