Israeli archaeologists uncover rare 1,500-year-old mosaic

Aug 23, 2017

Israeli archaeologists uncover rare 1,500-year-old mosaic

A 1,500-year-old mosaic floor with a Greek inscription has been uncovered during works to install communications cables in Jerusalem's Old City — a rare discovery of an ancient relic and an historic document in one. The inscription cites 6th-century Roman emperor Justinian as well as ...

Hawks overwhelm Lions

/ Aug 23, 2017

Hawks overwhelm Lions

Rookie Shuta Ishikawa allowed three hits over seven innings and the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks left just two runners on base in a 9-0 whipping of the Seibu Lions on Wednesday. Ishikawa (5-3) allowed three hits and walked two, while striking out seven to earn his ...

DNA of headless torso matches Swedish journalist: police

Aug 23, 2017

DNA of headless torso matches Swedish journalist: police

A headless torso found on a beach off Copenhagen has been identified as that of missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who is believed to have died on an amateur-built submarine earlier this month, Danish police said Wednesday. Wall, 30, was last seen alive on Aug. ...

Missile evacuation drill to be held in Hyogo Prefecture in Sept.

Aug 23, 2017

Missile evacuation drill to be held in Hyogo Prefecture in Sept.

The Hyogo Prefectural Government said Wednesday that it will hold an evacuation drill on Sept. 17 in the city of Nishinomiya to prepare for a possible ballistic missile attack. The drill, also involving the central government, will be held in response to North Korea's recent ...

Government to remove goshawks from scarce species list

Aug 23, 2017

Government to remove goshawks from scarce species list

Japan is set to remove goshawks from its scarce species list after a government subcommittee approved the move Wednesday following an increase in their population. Goshawks, whose numbers were estimated at 9,000 in a survey conducted by the Environment Ministry at the turn of the ...

Aug 23, 2017

Russia designates isles claimed by Japan as special economic zone

Germany's central bank says it has completed a plan to repatriate gold reserves it stashed abroad during the Cold War three years ahead of schedule. The Bundesbank said Wednesday that 91 metric tons (100.3 tons) of gold had been returned from Paris. The plan, initially expected ...

JFA voices support for Japan coach Halilhodzic

/ Aug 23, 2017

JFA voices support for Japan coach Halilhodzic

The Japan Football Association reiterated its support for national team coach Vahid Halilhodzic on Wednesday, responding to a report that said the federation could sack the Bosnian if Japan fails to beat Australia in its upcoming World Cup qualifier. Nikkan Sports, quoting an unnamed JFA ...

Hanasaki Tokuharu captures first Summer Koshien title

Aug 23, 2017

Hanasaki Tokuharu captures first Summer Koshien title

Manaya Nishikawa went 3-for-6 with four RBIs to lead a 16-hit attack as Hanasaki Tokuharu beat Hiroshima's Koryo 14-4 at the National High School Baseball Championship final on Wednesday. Hanasaki Tokuharu, managed by Takashi Iwai, became the first school from Saitama Prefecture to win the ...