More Sports / Golf May 1, 2016

Woods could return for Memorial: sources

Tiger Woods has made accommodation plans for the Memorial tournament in Ohio, sources have told Reuters, suggesting the Jack Nicklaus-hosted event could mark the former world No. 1's PGA Tour return from back surgery. Although Woods has made no commitment to the Memorial, and his ...

Matsuyama falls into tie for fifth at Memorial

More Sports / Golf Jun 6, 2015

Matsuyama falls into tie for fifth at Memorial

Overnight co-leader Hideki Matsuyama's bid for a second straight Memorial Tournament title hit a bump on Friday, when he shot a 1-under-par 71 and fell into a six-way tie for fifth. Despite poor accuracy off the tee, the Japanese star carded three birdies and two ...

Mourners mark 14 years since Ehime Maru collision

National Feb 10, 2015

Mourners mark 14 years since Ehime Maru collision

A fisheries high school in Uwajima, Ehime Prefecture, on Tuesday marked the 14th anniversary of an accident in which an U.S. nuclear submarine surfaced beneath a school training boat off Hawaii, sinking it and killing nine occupants. About 300 people, including students and relatives of ...

City plans park for estate of Yoko Ono grandfather

National Nov 17, 2014

City plans park for estate of Yoko Ono grandfather

Alarmed by an investment proposal by a developer, the city of Yanagawa, Fukuoka Prefecture, has decided to purchase and turn into a public park an estate of Eijiro Ono, grandfather of artist Yoko Ono and former president of the Industrial Bank of Japan, the ...

Niigata remembers victims of 2004 quake

National Oct 23, 2014

Niigata remembers victims of 2004 quake

Residents across Niigata Prefecture attended events on Thursday to remember the 68 people killed in the 2004 Niigata-Chuetsu earthquake. "We must convey the lessons from the disaster to the next generation," Ojiya Mayor Yasuo Yatsui said at a 10th-anniversary memorial ceremony in Nagaoka co-sponsored by ...

World Feb 22, 2014

N.Z. city marks 2011 quake anniversary

A memorial service commemorating the third anniversary of the Christchurch quake, which claimed the lives of 185 people, including 28 Japanese students, was held Saturday in the city's botanical gardens. The civic ceremony was attended by Senior Vice Foreign Minister Norio Mitsuya, Japanese Ambassador Yasuaki ...