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Japan to expand online piracy law to cover manga and magazines

National Mar 10, 2020

Japan to expand online piracy law to cover manga and magazines

The government on Tuesday approved a bill to expand the nation's anti-online piracy law to encompass manga, magazines and academic texts. The current law only applies to the illicit downloading of music and videos. But following the revision of the copyright law, which the government ...

New White House chief of staff quarantined after coronavirus exposure

World Mar 10, 2020

New White House chief of staff quarantined after coronavirus exposure

Mark Meadows, U.S. President Donald Trump's incoming White House chief of staff, has quarantined himself after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for the new virus that causes COVID-19, according to a person familiar with the matter. Meadows, a veteran Republican congressman from ...

B. League unveils revamped playoff format

Basketball / B. League Mar 10, 2020

B. League unveils revamped playoff format

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the B. League has revamped its postseason schedule, it announced on Tuesday. Late last month, the league decided to suspend regular-season contests until Wednesday, making them up later on by pushing back the start of the postseason. Now, with a revised ...

Hakuho wins; Kakuryu bounces back

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 10, 2020

Hakuho wins; Kakuryu bounces back

Hakuho improved to a 3-0 Tuesday at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, while fellow yokozuna Kakuryu bounced back from an upset loss the previous day. Chasing a record-extending 44th top-level title, Hakuho had to work hard to defeat No. 1 maegashira Takayasu in the final ...

Despite goofball reputation, Takamisakari had solid career

Sumo Mar 10, 2020

Despite goofball reputation, Takamisakari had solid career

by John Gunning

When Takamisakari called it a day back in 2013, this paper carried a headline declaring that the "clown prince of sumo" had retired, while Kyodo News opened with a line that called the former komusubi's pre-bout rituals "goofball antics." Those were somewhat harsh assessments, as ...