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Shibuya hopes to stop Halloween trouble before it starts

National Oct 21, 2019

Shibuya hopes to stop Halloween trouble before it starts

Hoping to avoid Halloween-related rowdiness, Shibuya Ward in Tokyo will ban alcohol consumption on streets this coming weekend and on Halloween itself. Although the ordinance carries no punishment for violations, the ward adopted it in June as part of efforts to keep the area around ...

Nagano highlands fertile ground for Filipino interns

National Oct 21, 2019

Nagano highlands fertile ground for Filipino interns

by Reito Kaneko

A Filipino technical intern picks strawberries from elevated beds as he backs down an aisle on a swivel chair in a greenhouse — a common scene in this mountainous area of central Japan known for highland agriculture. Farmers from Benguet, an upland province on Luzon ...

Editorials Oct 21, 2019

Brexit drags on

Japan has a long relationship with Britain. We must ensure that it endures as Brexit places a strain on both our countries.

NBA makes growing fan behavior problem a top priority

Basketball / NBA Oct 21, 2019

NBA makes growing fan behavior problem a top priority

About a dozen NBA players gathered for a teleconference with officials in the league office this summer, making their case about what they believe is one of the biggest problems in the game. Fan behavior, they said, is getting worse. The numbers show they're right, and ...

Jonah Lomu's legacy looms over New Zealand-England semifinal

Rugby Oct 21, 2019

Jonah Lomu's legacy looms over New Zealand-England semifinal

One trampling run launched Jonah Lomu to global stardom, ensuring his name will be indelibly linked to a Rugby World Cup semifinal between New Zealand and England. The All Blacks winger's rampaging runs during that era-defining World Cup in South Africa in 1995 were highlighted ...

Welsh Dragons lack fire, not short on spirit at Rugby World Cup

Rugby Oct 21, 2019

Welsh Dragons lack fire, not short on spirit at Rugby World Cup

A group of Wales fans laughed and smiled broadly while posing for a photo with South African referee Jaco Peyper after their team scraped into the Rugby World Cup semifinals. Peyper, perhaps unwisely, was holding his right elbow horizontally and into the face of one ...

Ryota Morioka scores sixth goal of season for Charleroi

Soccer Oct 21, 2019

Ryota Morioka scores sixth goal of season for Charleroi

Midfielder Ryota Morioka netted the opener in Charleroi's 3-0 defeat of Cercle Brugge in the Belgian first division on Sunday, his sixth goal of the season. Five minutes into the match at Jan Breydel Stadium, Morioka collected a perfect pass from Ali Gholizadeh in the ...

Brave Blossoms awarded prestigious Kikuchi Kan Prize

Rugby Oct 21, 2019

Brave Blossoms awarded prestigious Kikuchi Kan Prize

Japan's rugby team has been added to the list of this year's winners of the Kikuchi Kan Prize, given to people or groups that have made contributions to Japanese culture, a literature association said Monday. The Brave Blossoms were defeated in one of Sunday's quarterfinals ...

Fans proud of Japan's historic run

Rugby Oct 21, 2019

Fans proud of Japan's historic run

Japan fell a win short of making the final four at the Rugby World Cup, but both those involved in the game and others watching from the outside said Sunday they are proud of what the team achieved. "Watching them beat Ireland, then Scotland (in ...