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Food as a 'connector' between people

Commentary / Japan Nov 12, 2019

Food as a 'connector' between people

by Yoko Ishikura

When technology is used to connect people who are in different locations and allow them to share the experience of eating together in virtual space, using a smartphone, for example, it will help reduce the problems linked to eating alone.

U.S. hands Japan first loss at Premier12

Baseball Nov 12, 2019

U.S. hands Japan first loss at Premier12

by Jason Coskrey

Japan had usually been able to find a way to come up with the big hit or big play when it absolutely needed to at this Premier12. The difference on Tuesday night was the Japanese found themselves against an opponent who was always ready with ...

Kento Momota withdraws from Hong Kong Open

More Sports Nov 12, 2019

Kento Momota withdraws from Hong Kong Open

World No. 1 Kento Momota unexpectedly withdrew from the Hong Kong Open on Tuesday without playing a match, leaving Indian challenger Kidambi Srikanth to advance to the second round. The shock departure comes only a few days after the 24-year-old beat Taiwan's world No. 2 ...

Hakuho bounces back from defeat

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 12, 2019

Hakuho bounces back from defeat

Yokozuna Hakuho flattened new komusubi Asanoyama on Tuesday to recover from his first loss of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, while a trio of rank-and-filers jumped out into the lead. Hakuho (2-1) took charge from the start of the final bout on the third day ...

Baruto overcame obstacles to become ozeki

Sumo | Rikishi Files Nov 12, 2019

Baruto overcame obstacles to become ozeki

by John Gunning

In early 2004, two massive Estonians moved to Japan to join professional sumo. Ott Juurikas became a member of the Irumagawa stable but was complaining about feeling out of place almost immediately, and after just a single outing, he quit the sport and returned home. Juurikas ...

Mexico blanks Australia to stay unbeaten at Premier12

Baseball Nov 12, 2019

Mexico blanks Australia to stay unbeaten at Premier12

by Jason Coskrey

The Mexican team had to travel to Japan from Mexico this week to compete in the Premier12 Super Round. The experience should make things easier next year, because its looking increasingly like Mexico will be back in 2020. Jonathan Jones and former Chunichi Dragons player Matt ...