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Open-ended questions for Japan's new university entrance exams scrapped

National Dec 17, 2019

Open-ended questions for Japan's new university entrance exams scrapped

The government Tuesday decided against adding open-ended questions for Japanese and math to the country's new standardized university entrance exams due to start January 2021. Education minister Koichi Hagiuda said issues such as the potential for errors to be made by private-sector graders, which includes ...

Dengue fever finds breeding ground in war-weary Yemen

World / Science & Health Dec 17, 2019

Dengue fever finds breeding ground in war-weary Yemen

Ibrahim Ali al-Jadari's four teenage daughters lie at home on intravenous drips that will soon run out as they, like tens of thousands of other Yemenis, battle a seasonal surge of dengue fever. Mosquito-borne dengue is the latest challenge facing Yemenis who have endured almost ...

Editorials Dec 17, 2019

A big trade win for Trump

A restoration of order to regional trade relations is welcome, but there was no reason to have to endure the uncertainty, confusion and pain in the first place.

Rays announce signing of Yoshitomo Tsutsugo

Baseball / MLB Dec 17, 2019

Rays announce signing of Yoshitomo Tsutsugo

The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a two-year, $12 million deal with Yoshitomo Tsutsugo who was made available to major league teams through the posting system by the Yokohama BayStars. The Rays, who will pay a 20 percent release fee of approximately $2.4 million ...

2011 World Cup winners will open torch relay

Olympics Dec 17, 2019

2011 World Cup winners will open torch relay

The members of the Nadeshiko Japan soccer team that won the Women's World Cup in 2011 will open the domestic leg of the Olympic torch relay, the 2020 Tokyo Games organizing committee announced Tuesday. Organizers unveiled a detailed route for the relay covering all 47 ...