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WORLD
Jan 17, 2023

German defense minister quits at crunch moment for Ukraine aid

Christine Lambrecht resigned on Monday after months of heavy criticism over Berlin's stuttering response to the war in Ukraine as well as a series of gaffes.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jan 17, 2023

Russia and Belarus flags banned at Australian Open after Ukraine protest

The red, white and blue stripes of Russia were seen Monday during a first-round clash between Ukraine's Kateryna Baindl and Russia's Kamilla Rakhimova on Day 1.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Jan 17, 2023

Cristiano Ronaldo to make Saudi debut in friendly against PSG

The highly anticipated showdown, which reportedly had more than 2 million online ticket requests, will take place in Riyadh on Thursday.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jan 17, 2023

Olympics to screen on free-to-air TV in Europe from 2026 to 2032

The European Broadcasting Union and Warner Bros. Discovery presented a joint bid to acquire all media rights across 48 countries in Europe, as well as Israel.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 17, 2023

Ukraine missile toll rises to 40 as Russia denies attack

Emergency services gave the new toll specifying that three children were among those dead, and that 29 people were still unaccounted for.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Jan 17, 2023

Theerathon strike seals AFF Cup triumph for Thailand

Thailand coach Mano Polking admitted it was not a "beautiful" performance, but praised the professionalism shown by his team.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 17, 2023

Runaway Antarctic ice sheet collapse not 'inevitable,' study says

As global temperatures rise, there is mounting concern that warming could trigger so-called tipping points that set off irreversible melting of the world's massive ice sheets.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jan 17, 2023

Three pitchers set to complete Japan's 30-man roster for WBC

The official confirmation of the 30 players is expected by the end of the month.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 17, 2023

Business chiefs and economists brace for recession as Davos begins

A separate survey of chief economists, released by the World Economic Forum, found two-thirds expect a worldwide recession in 2023 as businesses cut costs.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Jan 17, 2023

Takakeisho takes outright lead with easy win over Sadanoumi

The ozeki is chasing a third grand tournament crown that could see him promoted to the highest rank of yokozuna alongside Mongolian-born powerhouse Terunofuji.
A government worker destroys counterfeit cigarettes in Durban, South Africa.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Feb 21, 2024

Chinese man held in Australia for U.S. over North Korea smuggling scheme

Jin Guanghua is suspected of having purchased tobacco for companies owned by North Korea that was then used to make counterfeit cigarettes for sale.
Iraqi Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr delivers a speech in Najaf, Iraq, on Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
Jul 21, 2023

Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr hints at comeback with torching of Swedish Embassy

By having his supporters torch the Swedish Embassy in Baghdad, the unpredictable Shiite cleric has dragged an administration run by his rivals into a diplomatic crisis.
Jasmy President Kazumasa Sato (center), Executive Officer Hidehiko Kakinuma (left) and head of software development Takashi Hagiwara at the company's office in Tokyo in July
BUSINESS / Tech
Aug 9, 2023

Ex-Sony execs take on tech giants with blockchain security gambit

Kazumasa Sato aims to give people control over their personal data at a time when big tech firms have obtained vast amounts of it.
The Central Business District on a rainy day in Beijing. Both U.S. and European companies with exposure to China could be hit by its sluggish growth as its post-COVID-19 momentum has faltered rapidly.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 21, 2023

China's sagging economy looms over quarterly results around the world

Both U.S. and European companies with exposure to China could be hit by that economy's sluggish growth as its post-COVID momentum has faltered rapidly.
Shonannoumi (right) defeats Nishikigi on Day 12 of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Jul 20, 2023

Nishikigi suffers surprising loss as Hokutofuji claims share of first place at Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament

Hokutofuji rejoined his fellow rank-and-filer in pole position for the title after 12 days.
The front gate of Camp Delta is at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station in Cuba
JAPAN
Feb 18, 2024

Japan refuses to grant visa to ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee now author

The 53-year-old author, who penned a memoir during his imprisonment that became a worldwide bestseller and movie, had planned to visit Japan in March.
New Zealand's Hannah Wilkinson celebrates after her teams victory over Norway at the Women's World Cup in Auckland on Thursday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Jul 21, 2023

Australia and New Zealand get Women's World Cup off to rousing start with wins in front of record crowds

Australia and New Zealand earned slim victories at home to kick off the Women's World Cup.
Hamas fighters take part in a military parade in Gaza in July to mark the anniversary of the 2014 war with Israel.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 21, 2023

Israel's historical role in the rise of Hamas

The complicated relationship between Israel and Hamas with the the "Frankenstein" Jewish state help create
Machine learning could assist in cancer research by flagging papers likely to fail replication attempts, potentially improving the quality control process.
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 21, 2024

The scandals rocking cancer science matter to your health

Trouble emerged years before the most recent scandal in which investigators found data manipulation in a slew of high-profile cancer research papers.
Police cordon off an area near the site of a shooting in Auckland on Thursday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Jul 20, 2023

Women's World Cup teams shaken but safe following deadly shooting in Auckland

"New Zealand Football are shocked by the incident in Auckland this morning," NZ Football said. "We can confirm that all of the Football Ferns team and staff are safe."
Regulating online gambling in Japan can be tricky, particularly when site operators are based overseas in countries where it is legal.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 21, 2024

Kyoto police arrest seven on suspicion of running illegal gambling site

The suspects are accused of working for the foreign company operating Dora Mahjong, a membership-based gambling site catering to a Japanese audience.
Mid-match water breaks have become common occurrences at J. League games as temperatures have risen in recent years.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Jul 20, 2023

Soccer feeling the heat from Japan's scorching summer

Postponements of matches reflect the growing challenges facing amateur teams as they attempt to cope with Japan’s increasingly hostile summer months.
The Somei-Yoshino sample cherry tree used to declare the official start of the cherry blossom season in Sapporo comes into bloom on April 15, 2023, the earliest blossoming since record-keeping began in 1953.
JAPAN / Society
Jan 12, 2024

Japan's 2024 cherry blossom season expected to arrive earlier than usual

Due to higher-than-usual temperatures in November and December, western and eastern Japan will most likely see cherry blossoms bloom early.
The Brave Blossoms will face Samoa in the Pacific Nations Cup in Sapporo on Saturday.
MORE SPORTS / Rugby
Jul 21, 2023

Brave Blossoms to continue World Cup preparations against familiar opponent Samoa

Despite two big defeats against an All Blacks XV, head coach Jamie Joseph has kept changes to a minimum, bringing in just three players to the starting XV that lost 41-27 last week.
Shohei Ohtani was named to the AL All-Star team as both a hitter and pitcher for the third straight season.
BASEBALL / MLB
Jul 21, 2023

Shohei Ohtani's All-Star helmet draws winning bid of $98,010

The helmet Shohei Ohtani used in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game on July 11 was sold for $98,010, or about ¥13.7 million, on the MLB official auction site.
A liquefied natural gas processing facility at the Sakhalin 2 project in Sakhalin, Russia. Japan has kept stakes in some energy projects in Russia as a matter of energy security.
BUSINESS
Feb 21, 2024

Japanese companies maintain suspended operations in Russia: survey

Japan has kept stakes in some energy projects as a matter of energy security.
The second test model of Japan's H3 rocket lifts off from the launchpad at Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture on Saturday morning.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 17, 2024

Japan’s space agency successfully launches latest H3 rocket

With the H3, JAXA aims to maintain Japan’s prowess in rocket development technologies and give a jolt to related industries.
Padres starter Yu Darvish pitches against the Blue Jays in Toronto on Wednesday.
BASEBALL / MLB
Jul 20, 2023

Yu Darvish hurls six scoreless innings in win over Blue Jays

Yu Darvish throws six innings of four-hit ball to earn his seventh win as the San Diego Padres beat the Toronto Blue Jays 2-0.
Reliever Shintaro Fujinami was traded from the A's to the Orioles on Wednesday.
BASEBALL / MLB
Jul 20, 2023

A's trade pitcher Shintaro Fujinami to Orioles

Fujinami, 29, is in his first major league season after playing for the Hanshin Tigers in NPB from 2013 to 2022.
A police officer examines the area around a house in Tokyo's Adachi Ward on Friday after the bodies of a couple with stab wounds were found in the house.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 23, 2024

Filipino man arrested over bodies found under Tokyo home

He appears to be an acquaintance of the former girlfriend of the deceased couple's son, the police said.

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