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China says Vice President Wang Qishan and Abe discussed Taiwan

National / Politics Oct 24, 2019

China says Vice President Wang Qishan and Abe discussed Taiwan

China said Thursday that Vice President Wang Qishan raised the politically sensitive Taiwan issue with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe the previous day, a detail that was missing from an earlier Japanese account of their discussion. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying, speaking at a regular news ...

Editorials Oct 24, 2019

Moving the Tokyo Games marathon to Sapporo

If the IOC truly wants to put the health of athletes first so they can perform under the best possible conditions, it should give the candidates seeking to host the Summer Olympics greater flexibility in choosing the games' schedule in light of the local ...

A reset in Japan-China relations?

Commentary / Japan Oct 24, 2019

A reset in Japan-China relations?

by Stephen R. Nagy

Comparing the state of Japan-China relations in the wake of Shinzo Abe's return to the prime ministership in December 2012 to today, the bilateral relationship has come back to a semblance of normality. During this transition period, we had Japanese and Chinese ambassadors dueling on ...

Japan skaters struggle at Skate America

Figure Skating | ICE TIME Oct 24, 2019

Japan skaters struggle at Skate America

by Jack Gallagher

The senior Grand Prix season began in disappointing fashion last weekend with Japan being shut out of the medals. The Hinomaru's best showing was Kaori Sakamoto's fourth-place finish in the women's singles at Skate America. Russia's Anna Shcherbakova won in impressive fashion with a total of ...

England-New Zealand semifinal stirs memories of Jonah Lomu

Rugby Oct 24, 2019

England-New Zealand semifinal stirs memories of Jonah Lomu

When England and New Zealand last met in a Rugby World Cup semifinal, it took just one barnstorming run to confirm Jonah Lomu's status as a star of the game. The 1995 edition in South Africa saw All Blacks wing Lomu burst onto the global ...

Urawa defeats Guangzhou to reach Asian Champions League final

Soccer Oct 24, 2019

Urawa defeats Guangzhou to reach Asian Champions League final

Shinzo Koroki struck early in the second half Wednesday as the Urawa Reds advanced to their second Asian Champions League final in three years with a 3-0 aggregate win over Guangzhou Evergrande. The gutsy 1-0 victory at Tianhe Stadium came three weeks after the Reds ...