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Sakurajima erupts in miles-high plume of ash

National Nov 8, 2019

Sakurajima erupts in miles-high plume of ash

Mount Sakurajima shot smoke and ash miles into the sky Friday in its biggest eruption in more than three years, the Meteorological Agency said. The plume erupted from the volcano's Minamidake crater at 5:24 p.m., sending smoke and debris 5.5 km (3.4 miles) into the ...

Leopalace21 braces for ¥27.3 billion net loss for fiscal 2019

Business / Corporate Nov 8, 2019

Leopalace21 braces for ¥27.3 billion net loss for fiscal 2019

Rental apartment operator Leopalace21 Corp. posted net losses of ¥24.4 billion ($223 million) for the April-September period on Friday, with sales falling 13.3 percent to ¥221.5 billion from the same period last year. The firm, hit by scandals involving 30,000 defective buildings earlier this year, ...

Art gets a second life via digitized showcasing

General | NEWS AND NOTES Nov 8, 2019

Art gets a second life via digitized showcasing

NTT East Corp. has launched a project to preserve Japan's cultural properties in an effort to conserve assets susceptible to damage from natural disasters or deterioration over time. Under the project, the telecommunication firm plans to digitalize cultural properties, such as paintings, architecture and historical ...

Savor rich British cuisine and funky tunes

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Nov 8, 2019

Savor rich British cuisine and funky tunes

Britain is not unique in its stance as a nation obsessed with food; its contribution to the culinary canon speaks of rich flavors and nods to the country's history. Such is the thinking behind Prince Hotels and Resorts Timeless U.K. British Fair 2019. Intimate dinners ...

Raiders rally to beat Chargers

More Sports / Football Nov 8, 2019

Raiders rally to beat Chargers

Derek Carr engineered another late winning drive. Karl Joseph delivered the sealing defensive play. It may not have come easy, but the Oakland Raiders managed to pull out another dramatic victory that has put them squarely in the AFC playoff race. Josh Jacobs scored on an ...

Details announced for final 2020 lotto

Olympics Nov 8, 2019

Details announced for final 2020 lotto

by Ryusei Takahashi

The second and final lottery for Japanese residents to buy tickets to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will commence on Nov. 13, the organizing committee announced Friday. Applications will be accepted from the morning until 11:59 a.m. on Nov. 26. The lottery results will be announced ...

Opera singer Placido Domingo pulls out of Tokyo 2020 event

Olympics Nov 8, 2019

Opera singer Placido Domingo pulls out of Tokyo 2020 event

Opera performer Placido Domingo, who has been accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct, has withdrawn from a cultural festival planned in conjunction with the Tokyo Olympic Games, organizers said Friday. The 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee said the renowned Spanish singer ...

Japan wraps up Premier12 group with perfect record

Baseball Nov 8, 2019

Japan wraps up Premier12 group with perfect record

Samurai Japan will head home to the Premier 12 super round having completed a sweep of Group B with an 8-1 win over group host Taiwan on Thursday. Both teams were playing for pride having already clinched a spot in the six-team round robin next ...

Celtics beat Hornets in Kemba Walker's return to Charlotte

Basketball / NBA Nov 8, 2019

Celtics beat Hornets in Kemba Walker's return to Charlotte

As he peered up at the videoboard suspended above the court, Kemba Walker broke into a wide smile and tears trickled down his cheeks. The Hornets honored their all-time leading scorer with a highlight video Thursday night, giving the Boston Celtics point guard a hero's ...