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Suga voices concerns over Myanmar in talks with Laos PM

National Apr 7, 2021

Suga voices concerns over Myanmar in talks with Laos PM

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Wednesday voiced grave concerns over the situation in Myanmar, where security forces continue their violent crackdown on protestors against February's military coup, in phone talks with his Laotian counterpart Phankham Viphavanh. Suga vowed to continue pushing Myanmar's military to immediately ...

Business / Financial Markets Apr 7, 2021

Tokyo stocks rise on buybacks

Tokyo stocks staged a modest rebound Wednesday, chiefly supported by buybacks. The 225-issue Nikkei average gained 34.16 points, or 0.12%, to close at 29,730.79, in a turnaround from a loss of 392.62 points on Tuesday. The Topix index of all first section issues finished 13.09 points, ...

Angels lose but Shohei Ohtani continues to roll

MLB Apr 7, 2021

Angels lose but Shohei Ohtani continues to roll

Shohei Ohtani continued to look like his old self on Tuesday with two hits and his third stolen base of the season in the Los Angeles Angels' 4-2 loss to the Houston Astros. Batting second as the designated hitter, the Japanese two-way star had a ...

South Korea and China women to battle for Olympic berth

Soccer Apr 7, 2021

South Korea and China women to battle for Olympic berth

After repeated postponements stretching back more than a year because of the coronavirus, South Korea and China's women's soccer teams will finally meet Thursday for a last-ditch spot at the Tokyo Olympics. The first leg takes place in Goyang, South Korea, and the return fixture ...

Italy approves fans for Euro 2020 matches in Rome

Soccer Apr 7, 2021

Italy approves fans for Euro 2020 matches in Rome

The Italian government has given the green light for fans to attend Euro 2020 matches scheduled for Rome's Stadio Olimpico, including the tournament's curtain raiser, the country's soccer federation said on Tuesday. Rome is set to host the opening fixture for the delayed multi-host nation ...

Daiya Seto books 200 butterfly spot at Tokyo Games

Swimming Apr 7, 2021

Daiya Seto books 200 butterfly spot at Tokyo Games

Four-time world champion Daiya Seto qualified for his third event at this summer's Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday after swimming second in the men's 200-meter butterfly at the national championships. Seto, who touched the wall in 1 minute, 55.20 seconds, will also swim the 200 and ...

Masato Morishita goes distance as Carp blank Swallows

Japanese Baseball Apr 7, 2021

Masato Morishita goes distance as Carp blank Swallows

Right-hander Masato Morishita was in command for the Hiroshima Carp on Tuesday, throwing the first complete-game shutout of the Central League season in a 2-0 win over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows. Last year's CL Rookie of the Year improved to 2-0 after striking out five, ...

Marinos beat Cerezo on late Ado Onaiwu goal

J. League Apr 7, 2021

Marinos beat Cerezo on late Ado Onaiwu goal

Ado Onaiwu scrambled through a late winner Tuesday as Yokohama F. Marinos narrowly defeated Cerezo Osaka 1-0 in the J. League first division. Despite dictating play for much of the contest, Ange Postecoglou's men were unable to find a way through the Cerezo defense until ...