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2014

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OLYMPICS
Oct 29, 2020
Olympic medalist Taku Hiraoka convicted in hit-and-run case
According to the ruling, Hiraoka hit a minivehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol at around 9:55 a.m. on Sep. 29, 2019, and fled the scene.
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MORE SPORTS
Apr 28, 2020
Russian speedskating great Viktor Ahn retires due to injuries
Six-time Olympic gold medalist Viktor Ahn on Monday announced his retirement from short-track speedskating, citing several lingering injuries.
MORE SPORTS
Oct 16, 2019
Olympic medalist Taku Hiraoka admits causing car accident
A Japanese Olympic medalist has admitted causing a collision that injured several people last month in Nara Prefecture, western Japan, investigative sources said Wednesday.
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OLYMPICS
Feb 16, 2018
Yuzuru Hanyu enters Pyeongchang free skate mindful of mistakes made in Sochi
Mindful of his error-riddled free skate at the Sochi Olympics, defending Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu refuses to get carried away after winning the men's figure skating short program at the Pyeongchang Games on Friday.
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BASKETBALL
Apr 13, 2017
Argentine Lamas hired as new Japan men's national team basketball coach
Julio Lamas has assumed the head coaching position for the Japan men's national squad, the Japan Basketball Association officially announced on Thursday.
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JAPAN / Politics
Apr 13, 2015
Wins in Hokkaido, Oita lift ruling bloc's prospects
The governors of Hokkaido and Oita won re-election to a fourth term Sunday as the first wave of the quadrennial unified elections produced victories for the Liberal Democratic Party-Komeito ruling bloc.
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 4, 2015
Asia's bad to good for 2014
Find out who or what in Asia were honored for having the worst, bad, good and best year in 2014.
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JAPAN
Jan 1, 2015
Most read domestic news stories for 2014
Ranging from scandal to tragedy to celebration, here are some of the most read Japan news stories from 2014.
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LIFE
Jan 1, 2015
Most read Life stories of 2014
From cannabis growers to tips on learning Japanese, these were some of the most read Life section articles of 2014.
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CULTURE
Jan 1, 2015
Most read Culture stories of 2014
OK Go's Japanese-inspired music video and Sailor Moon's special birthday were some of the most read and shared Culture articles of 2014.
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COMMUNITY
Jan 1, 2015
Most read Community stories of 2014
Welfare for foreigners, bicultural names, pick-up artists . . . these were just a few of the topics explored in the most read Community stories of 2014.
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SPORTS
Jan 1, 2015
Most read Sports stories of 2014
With the exception of shooting star on the tennis court and a questionable ref at the World Cup, much of the big sports news stories  for Japan happened on the ice year.
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COMMENTARY / World
Dec 30, 2014
A great year for the far right
The far-right resurgence is impossible to miss, and 2014 will be remembered as the year extreme nationalists in Europe and Asia made a credible bid for power for the first time since the end of World War II.
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 30, 2014
Behind every good number is a good story
This is the time when we make lists. The best movies of 2014. The best books. The funniest cartoons. The greatest photos. The most amazing sports performances. The 10 best botched athlete celebrations. (No kidding, The Washington Post ran that.) Not to be outdone, here's my contribution: The year's best statistics.
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 30, 2014
Meet Asia's biggest losers in 2014
Warren Buffett wasn't the only bigwig in 2014 to get caught "swimming naked when the tide rolls out." The Sage of Omaha shared the year's losers' spotlight with a number of companies, politicians and corporate emperors.
EDITORIALS
Dec 27, 2014
2014: a year of conservative gains
The year 2014 was full of unexpected events, but none helped to jolt Japan's economy, politics or society out of a sense of being stalled.
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CULTURE / Art
Dec 25, 2014
From tradition to trash: Tokyo's art in 2014
This year has been a memorable one for art exhibitions at museums in Tokyo, with a surprisingly diverse array of shows and events, ancient and modern, foreign and domestic, metropolitan and provincial.
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JAPAN
Dec 25, 2014
Top domestic news of 2014
The Japan Times editors selected these domestic stories as the most important of 2014.
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WORLD
Dec 25, 2014
Top world news of 2014
The Japan Times editors selected these world stories as the most important of 2014.
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SPORTS
Dec 25, 2014
Top world sports news of 2014
The Japan Times editors selected these world sports stories as the most important of 2014.

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