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Olympics / Winter Olympics / Ice hockey Feb 17, 2018

Czech Republic beats Canada in shootout

The Czech Republic beat Canada 3-2 in a shootout on Saturday in a back-and-forth preliminary game in the men's Olympic ice hockey tournament. Petr Koukal and Jan Kovar both scored in the shootout, topping Canada's lone goal. Earlier, Canada had pulled ahead 2-1 on the power ...

National / Politics Jan 5, 2017

Kishida leaves for France to attend security talks

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Thursday left Japan for France, where he is set to attend "two plus two" talks involving the countries' foreign and defense ministers in which they are likely to discuss China's growing assertiveness in the Asia-Pacific region. After France, Kishida will ...

Basketball Jul 7, 2016

Japan men's basketball team fails to qualify for Rio Olympics

Japan’s hopes of sending a men’s basketball team to the Rio Olympics ended on Wednesday when it suffered its second defeat in as many games, losing 87-71 to the Czech Republic at the Olympic qualifying tournament in Belgrade. The loss means that Japan won't progress ...