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Japan to expand use of customs declaration app ahead of Olympics

National Sep 23, 2019

Japan to expand use of customs declaration app ahead of Olympics

The government will expand the use of electronic customs declarations at airports to facilitate the entry of inbound passengers ahead of next year's Tokyo Games. The system allows passengers to submit customs declarations electronically using a smartphone app while waiting for their baggage, according to ...

Editorials Sep 23, 2019

China's South Pacific offensive

Shifts in recognition by the Solomon Islands and Kiribati are the latest skirmishes in the diplomatic war fought between Taipei and Beijing, a battle that China is winning.

Ernesto Mejia moves Lions past Eagles again

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 23, 2019

Ernesto Mejia moves Lions past Eagles again

Ernesto Mejia once more had the last word against the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles on Monday, his three-run double lifting Seibu to a 5-3 win that lowered the Lions' magic number to clinch the Pacific League title to two. The Lions, looking to win back-to-back ...

Takakeisho's ozeki return spoiled by chest injury

Sumo Sep 23, 2019

Takakeisho's ozeki return spoiled by chest injury

Sekiwake Takakeisho's star-crossed journey to sumo's second-highest rank continued on Monday, when he was diagnosed with a chest muscle strain, his stablemaster said. According to stablemaster Chiganoura, Takakeisho suffered a strained left pectoral muscle on Sunday and will require six weeks of treatment. The news ...

Mitakeumi celebrates latest title, vows to aim for ozeki

Sumo Sep 23, 2019

Mitakeumi celebrates latest title, vows to aim for ozeki

Sekiwake Mitakeumi expressed his joy on Monday after winning his second top-division championship the previous night in a dramatic conclusion to the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan. "This is the greatest. I was so happy to wake up today," Mitakeumi said during ...