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Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 3, 2015
San Francisco Japanese-Americans ask why city needs a 'comfort women' memorial
San Francisco lawmakers voted in September to set up a "comfort women" memorial, becoming the first major U.S. city to plan such a tribute to the women and girls forced to provide sex for soldiers of the Imperial Japanese military.
Oct 24, 2015
Giants to exercise Aoki's option: report
The San Francisco Giants will pick up the $5.5 million option on Japanese outfielder Norichika Aoki on "presuming he continues to heal", CBSSports.com reported on Friday.
Sep 29, 2015
Giants' Aoki pleased to be back on field
San Francisco Giants outfielder Norichika Aoki said Monday it was great to be back as he resumed batting practice after a spell away from the team due to health issues.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 23, 2015
San Francisco unanimously adopts measure to build 'comfort women' memorial
San Francisco decided to build a memorial to commemorate the “comfort women,” despite protests from Toru Hashimoto, mayor of its sister city of Osaka.
Japan Times
Sep 11, 2015
Super featherweight Miura to defend WBC crown against Vargas in November
Takashi Miura will make the fifth defense of his WBC super featherweight crown against top-ranked Mexican Francisco Vargas in Las Vegas on Nov. 21, his Teiken Gym announced on Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Aug 11, 2015
Osaka to send letter to San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue
The Osaka Municipal Government will ask San Francisco's city council to carefully examine a resolution that supports establishment of a statue honoring the "comfort women" who worked at wartime Japanese military brothels, officials said.
Jul 25, 2015
Aoki remains on DL, awaits return to Giants
San Francisco Giants outfielder Norichika Aoki remained on the disabled list in minor league rehab on Friday, awaiting his return to the majors.
Jul 24, 2015
Giants delay Aoki's return from Triple-A
Norichika Aoki's return to the San Francisco Giants will be delayed, the National League club said Thursday.
Jul 22, 2015
Aoki poised to return to Giants after rehab game
San Francisco Giants outfielder Norichika Aoki may be activated as early as Friday after playing a game in the minors, his first in over a month, on Tuesday.
Jul 19, 2015
Giants' Aoki nearing return after injury
Norichika Aoki is close to making his return from a fractured fibula he suffered a month ago, the San Francisco Giants' leadoff man said Saturday.
Japan Times
Jun 30, 2015
Sasaki deserves a shot at coaching Samurai Blue
By guiding Nadeshiko Japan into the semifinals of the Women's World Cup for a second consecutive time, coach Norio Sasaki has clearly established his acumen as both a motivator and strategist.
Japan Times
Jun 24, 2015
Aoki placed on DL with broken fibula
San Francisco Giants outfielder Norichika Aoki was diagnosed as having a fracture in his right fibula on Tuesday, and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Japan Times
Jun 9, 2015
Apple boasts new music streaming to bolster lead in tunes segment, preps News app, ups OS ante
Apple Inc. showed off a new streaming-music service that will give users access to a vast inventory of songs for $9.99 a month, seeking to regain ground against upstarts that have lured listeners by offering unlimited access to music.
Japan Times
May 12, 2015
American woman ready to row solo from Japan to U.S.
Sonya Baumstein lay in bed one sleepless night and wept softly as she pondered her upcoming attempt to cross the Pacific Ocean alone in a rowboat.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
May 2, 2015
Francisco lifts Giants to victory in NPB debut
Former major league slugger Juan Francisco came up with the much-needed big hit in his first game in Japanese baseball as the Yomiuri Giants held off the rival Hanshin Tigers 1-0 on Saturday afternoon.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Apr 29, 2015
Journeyman Caraballo comes good
Francisco Caraballo may know as much about Japan's baseball back roads as anyone, and armed with that experience, the big Venezuelan is making the most of a second chance with the Orix Buffaloes.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Apr 21, 2015
Giants sign slugger Francisco
The Yomiuri Giants have acquired Dominican slugger Juan Francisco, who played last season for the Toronto Blue Jays, the Central League club announced Tuesday.
WORLD / Society
Apr 16, 2015
San Francisco to ban performing animals, exempting pets, livestock
San Francisco's Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to ban performances of wild or exotic animals for public entertainment, including appearances in circuses or on the sets of movies, television shows and commercials.
Japan Times
Jan 29, 2015
San Francisco Zoo lets spurned lovers name roaches, scorpions after their ex
The San Francisco Zoo is giving the spurned lovers a chance to adopt a giant scorpion or hissing cockroach and name it after their heart-trampling ex.
Japan Times
Jan 16, 2015
USOC gets Olympic bid wrong again
"Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore."


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