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Two earthquakes hit Japan nearly simultaneously

National Feb 12, 2020

Two earthquakes hit Japan nearly simultaneously

Two earthquakes struck Japan nearly simultaneously on Wednesday at around 7:30 p.m., the larger a 5.5 magnitude that hit off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture. That quake, which was also felt in the Kanto region, reached a 4 on Japan's seismic intensity scale to 7. A ...

Facilities for the elderly bracing for mass COVID-19 infection

National Feb 12, 2020

Facilities for the elderly bracing for mass COVID-19 infection

Care homes for elderly people are taking full-fledged measures to prevent mass COVID-19 infections. They are concerned that once elderly people get the virus, their symptoms tend to become serious. Workers at Wayoen, a home for the elderly in the city of Chiba, have been instructed ...

Ever wanted to date a samurai? There's an app for that

Business / Tech Feb 12, 2020

Ever wanted to date a samurai? There's an app for that

How would you like a samurai warlord from the Sengoku Period as a boyfriend? A smartphone game in which players choose a match from a selection of 15th and 16th century warlords has captured the hearts of many women nationwide and abroad with its easy ...

Boeing scores no January orders for first time since 1962

Business Feb 12, 2020

Boeing scores no January orders for first time since 1962

Boeing Co. booked no new orders for airplanes last month, the first time it has come up empty-handed in January since 1962, as the U.S. plane-maker's once best-selling jet, the 737 Max, remained grounded following two fatal crashes. The airplane maker, struggling with a crisis ...

T-Mobile and Sprint near finish line for wireless mega-deal

Business Feb 12, 2020

T-Mobile and Sprint near finish line for wireless mega-deal

T-Mobile and Sprint said Tuesday they were taking the final steps to complete a tie-up that reshapes the U.S. wireless industry after a federal court turned aside an antitrust challenge. The decision by U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero rejecting a challenge from New York, California ...

Marinos win clash of champions in ACL

Soccer Feb 12, 2020

Marinos win clash of champions in ACL

Yokohama F. Marinos proved to be too fast for Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC, winning their Asian Champions League Group H opener 2-1 away in Wednesday's battle between the J. League and K-League champions. J. League MVP Teruhito Nakagawa was a constant threat in a game ...

Theo Epstein claims 'no hard feelings' between Cubs, Kris Bryant

Baseball / MLB Feb 12, 2020

Theo Epstein claims 'no hard feelings' between Cubs, Kris Bryant

Theo Epstein claims there are "no hard feelings on either side" in the relationship between the Chicago Cubs and Kris Bryant. Bryant's grievance against the team was denied by arbitrator Mark Irvings, who ruled the players' association did not prove Chicago's reasons for holding the ...

Tokyo Games tickets to go on sale worldwide in May

Olympics Feb 12, 2020

Tokyo Games tickets to go on sale worldwide in May

The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Games said Wednesday that Olympic tickets will be made available to people living outside Japan starting in mid-May. Spectators looking to travel to Japan for this summer's games, which kick off July 24, will be able to purchase ...

Zion explodes for 31 to guide Pelicans to win

Basketball / NBA Feb 12, 2020

Zion explodes for 31 to guide Pelicans to win

Zion Williamson has recorded his first 30-point performance just nine games into his NBA career. Williamson scored 31 points in barely 28 minutes on the court, and the New Orleans Pelicans used a dominant second half to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers 138-117 on Tuesday ...

Ferrari unveils new car, looks to correct errors

More Sports / Auto Racing Feb 12, 2020

Ferrari unveils new car, looks to correct errors

Ferrari team members acknowledged that they need to "learn from mistakes" committed last season as they presented their new Formula One car Tuesday during an elaborate presentation inside an opera house. Team principal Mattia Binotto alluded to costly errors during the Russian and Brazilian Grand ...

Olympic BMX cycling hopeful Kai Sakakibara critically injured in crash

More Sports Feb 12, 2020

Olympic BMX cycling hopeful Kai Sakakibara critically injured in crash

Australian Olympic BMX cycling hopeful Kai Sakakibara is in a medically-induced coma in Canberra Hospital after sustaining serious head injuries in a weekend racing accident. The 23-year-old rider underwent surgery on Sunday morning to relieve pressure on his brain following the Saturday crash. Described as ...

Angels manager Joe Maddon intrigued by Shohei Ohtani

Baseball / MLB Feb 12, 2020

Angels manager Joe Maddon intrigued by Shohei Ohtani

Three days after Joe Maddon's 66th birthday, the Los Angeles Angels' new manager sat down in a familiar spring training complex and reminded everybody he was into two-way players before they were cool. Left-hander Deshawn Warren was the Angels' second-round pick in 1992, when Maddon ...

Tokyo draws with Ulsan Hyundai after late own goal

Soccer Feb 12, 2020

Tokyo draws with Ulsan Hyundai after late own goal

FC Tokyo opened their Asian Champions League campaign on Tuesday with a 1-1 draw against Group F opponents Ulsan Hyundai after an own goal from Adailton canceled out Diego Oliveira's opener. Seeking their first win in three meetings with the South Korean club, Kenta Hasegawa's ...