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National Mar 12, 2020

Japan to back EU-led U.N. resolution on human rights in North Korea

Japan will back a draft U.N. resolution condemning North Korea's human rights abuses, government sources said Wednesday, in a move that comes after failed attempts to bring the reclusive country to the negotiating table over its abduction of Japanese nationals. The European Union plans to ...

Coronavirus scuppers Kumamon's 10th birthday party celebrations

National Mar 12, 2020

Coronavirus scuppers Kumamon's 10th birthday party celebrations

Iconic mascot Kumamon, a cuddly black bear-like character that has gained worldwide fame, marked his 10th birthday on Thursday, although celebrations scheduled to be held on the weekend have been postponed in light of the spread of COVID-19. "Even if we can't meet now, our ...

Roho's career defined by unsavory incidents

Sumo Mar 12, 2020

Roho's career defined by unsavory incidents

by John Gunning

Since September 2018, there are officially no Russians in professional sumo. Futagoyama stable's Roga was born and raised in Russia's Tuva Republic, and considers himself Russian, but is listed by the Japan Sumo Association as coming from Mongolia (to where he moved at age ...

U.S. tops winless Japan to capture SheBelieves Cup title

Soccer Mar 12, 2020

U.S. tops winless Japan to capture SheBelieves Cup title

Japan dropped its third straight game as the United States women's national team won its third SheBelieves Cup title on Wednesday with a 3-1 victory at a sold-out Toyota Stadium. With losses in the first two games against Spain and England and the Olympic Games ...

Hakuho grinds out another victory

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 12, 2020

Hakuho grinds out another victory

Hakuho scraped out a victory to remain perfect in a four-way tie for the lead on Thursday, the fifth day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. A day after his 35th birthday, the yokozuna (5-0) took on January's surprise champion, No. 2 maegashira Tokushoryu at ...

Mavericks end three-game skid by routing Nuggets

Basketball / NBA Mar 12, 2020

Mavericks end three-game skid by routing Nuggets

Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, like his players, heard about the NBA's decision to suspend the season while in the third quarter of their game against the Denver Nuggets. That ended up being the last game completed in the league Wednesday night, and the Mavericks ...