Lawmaker who piggybacked over puddle in hot water again

/ Mar 9, 2017

Lawmaker who piggybacked over puddle in hot water again

A parliamentary vice minister ridiculed last year for being carried over a puddle in a typhoon-hit area is under fire again after joking about the gaffe, prompting condemnation from both sides of the aisle on Thursday. Shunsuke Mutai, parliamentary vice Cabinet Office minister, was visiting ...

S-Pulse locker room chief lifts players' spirits

Sep 19, 2013

S-Pulse locker room chief lifts players' spirits

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Yoshihito Nakayama, locker room staffer for J-League first division side Shimizu S-Pulse, looks after not only the player's gear, but sometimes their feelings, too. Kohei Hattanda, a 23-year-old midfielder who joined S-Pulse last year, recalls Nakayama, 48, lifting his spirits after he suffered an injury. "He ...