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More sterilization victims may sue state over eugenics law in June

National May 27, 2018

More sterilization victims may sue state over eugenics law in June

A newly set up nationwide lawyers' group said Sunday it aims to strengthen efforts to help people who were sterilized under the now-defunct Eugenics Protection Law, with four or five more individuals considering suing the government in late June. The group, comprising 184 lawyers from ...

Famous Russian painting damaged in vodka-fuelled attack

World May 27, 2018

Famous Russian painting damaged in vodka-fuelled attack

One of Russia's most famous paintings, which depicts Czar Ivan the Terrible cradling his dying son, has been badly damaged after a man attacked it with a metal pole after drinking vodka. The canvas, "Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan on November 16, 1581," ...

New lava flow advances toward Hawaii geothermal plant

World May 27, 2018

New lava flow advances toward Hawaii geothermal plant

A broad lava flow cascaded toward a Hawaii geothermal power station Saturday, posing a new hazard as molten rock from the erupting Kilauea volcano bulldozed relentlessly through homes and backyards. The lava was less than half a mile (800 meters) from the Puna Geothermal Venture ...

On the changing face of Japanese styling

Style & Design May 27, 2018

On the changing face of Japanese styling

by Samuel Thomas

Lifestyles and desires change and fashion has always adapted with the times, but with easier access to global influences, it has become more eclectic than ever. From casual looks to match a lifestyle, to fanciful art collaborations — Japan aims to please all.

Japan loses to China in badminton's Thomas Cup final

More Sports May 27, 2018

Japan loses to China in badminton's Thomas Cup final

Japan came second in the Thomas Cup men's team badminton championship Sunday, losing 3-1 to powerhouse China in the final. Japan, aiming to win the tournament for the first time since 2014, got off to a good start after former world No. 2 Kento Momota ...

Last-place Eagles grind out win over Hawks

Baseball / Japanese Baseball May 27, 2018

Last-place Eagles grind out win over Hawks

Right-hander Shota Takeda fanned seven but yielded five runs to Tohoku Rakuten on Sunday as the Eagles toughed out an 8-4 series-winning victory over the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks. The last-place Eagles overcame an early tie and a one-run deficit in front of 35,020 at Yafuoku ...

Kakuryu holds on to claim second straight championship

Sumo / Basho Reports May 27, 2018

Kakuryu holds on to claim second straight championship

Kakuryu defeated rival yokozuna Hakuho to win the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday and capture back-to-back championships for the first time in his career. Needing a win to avoid a championship playoff with ozeki-in-waiting Tochinoshin, Kakuryu defeated Hakuho for just the seventh time in ...

Teenage surfer Shino Matsuda wins Ichinomiya Chiba Open

More Sports May 27, 2018

Teenage surfer Shino Matsuda wins Ichinomiya Chiba Open

Shino Matsuda showcased a solid campaign Sunday, winning the women's final at the Ichinomiya Chiba Open, a World Surf League Qualifying Series event. The 15-year-old Matsuda's top run at Tsurigasaki Beach landed her an 8.57 out of a possible 10, and the teen's 13.84 total ...