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May 12, 2021
Rise tap former BayStar Takehiro Ishikawa for gridiron conversion
The longtime infielder will attempt to earn a spot on Sagamihara's roster as a wide receiver for the 2021 X League season.
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Nov 20, 2020
Rise quarterback Kurt Palandech eager to impress in shortened season
The UNLV graduate's X League debut was delayed until earlier this month due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Jun 7, 2020
New Obic quarterback Jimmy Laughrea adjusts to fatherhood while preparing for unique season
The former Rise QB is using extra time afforded by the cancellation of the spring season to adjust to his new team's playbook.
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CULTURE / Entertainment news
Dec 23, 2019
'Rise of Skywalker' debuts at $374 million, below recent 'Star Wars' films
"Star Wars" movie "The Rise of Skywalker" opened in theaters with $374 million in global ticket sales over the weekend as fans rushed to see the final chapter in the long-running film saga, distributor Walt Disney Co. said on Sunday.
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WORLD / Science & Health
Dec 19, 2019
Now submerged, seawall built 7,000 years ago shows how ancestors tried to cope with rising ocean
An ancient seawall that was erected thousands of years ago along the Mediterranean coast at the end of the last ice age is the oldest evidence of a civilization trying to defend itself against rising sea levels, a team of researchers said in a newly released report.
BUSINESS
Oct 1, 2018
Britain bans high-rise combustible cladding in wake of deadly Grenfell Tower inferno
Britain announced on Sunday that it is banning the use of combustible materials on the outside of high-rise buildings in response to the Grenfell Tower fire that killed 71 people.
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WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 22, 2018
Thaw of Antarctic ice lifts up land by up to 4 cm a year, might slow sea level rise: scientists
Antarctica's bedrock is rising surprisingly fast as a vast mass of ice melts into the oceans, a trend that might slow an ascent in sea levels caused by global warming, scientists said on Thursday.
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Nov 11, 2017
Opportunistic Seagulls dominate defensively, capitalize on Rise's miscues in X League quarterfinal victory
Obic Seagulls head coach Naoki Kosho had never experienced a game in which his team got eight turnovers. It happened in a favorable moment when the X League's knockout round started on Saturday.
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Aug 28, 2017
X League QB Gardner confident on field, comfortable living in Japan
For a man from the Mitten State, practicing in hot, sticky humid weather in the middle of August in central Japan might be a little daunting.
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CULTURE / Music
Jun 20, 2017
Honoring Hideo Ikeezumi, a hero to the Japanese underground
Few figures have played as pivotal a role in the recent history of Japanese avant-garde music as Hideo Ikeezumi, founder of P.S.F. Records, who passed away on Feb. 27 at the age of 67.
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Jun 4, 2017
BigBlue, Seagulls advance to Pearl Bowl final
IBM quarterback Yuki Masamoto outperformed former Michigan passer Devin Gardner to lead the BigBlue to a 27-19 victory over the Nojima Sagamihara Rise on Sunday at Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki in the semifinals of the Pearl Bowl Tournament.
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CULTURE / Books
Apr 8, 2017
'MITI and the Japanese Miracle: The Growth of Industrial Policy, 1925-1975': Revisiting Chalmers Johnson on the U.S.-Japan relationship
May 15 will mark the 45th anniversary of the reversion of Okinawa to Japanese control, again reminding us of how drastically the U.S.-Japan relationship has changed over the years.
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Feb 22, 2017
Conference attempts to address key problems in Japanese football
Many individuals in Japanese football circles have long known there are key issues that need to be addressed, but didn't have a place where they could have open dialogue about the problems.
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Oct 14, 2016
Ex-Wolverines Gardner, Gallon give Michigan football fans enjoyment in Japan
It's become a trend in recent years for X League clubs to acquire American players, including many who played for prominent U.S. college programs.
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Aug 28, 2016
Gardner shines in debut but fails to lead Rise to win
Devin Gardner's X League debut turned out to be a bittersweet experience.
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Jul 30, 2016
Ex-Wolverines set for Japan debut
Like most other American players, quarterback Devin Gardner and wide receiver Jeremy Gallon had no idea that football was even played there.
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Oct 21, 2015
Anderson having instant impact for Rise in X League
Young quarterback Benjamin Anderson tried to make it to the NFL as a free agent this past spring, but it just didn't work out.
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 1, 2014
China, U.S. moving closer to viewing war as inevitable
The "tipping point" in China-U.S. relations has been defined as where the two conclude that conflict is unavoidable and begin preparing for it in earnest while trying to hide their true intentions. Has that point been reached?
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Jun 7, 2014
Seagulls stage comeback, defeat Rise in Pearl Bowl Tournament semifinals
Shun Sugawara hit Ryoma Hagiyama with two touchdown passes as the Obic Seagulls came from behind to beat the Nojima Sagamihara Rise 21-10 in the Pearl Bowl Tournament semifinals on Saturday at Kawasaki Fujimi Stadium.
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May 18, 2014
Dominant Miyako leads Rise past Lions
Nojima and Japan running back Takashi Miyako rushed for 166 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Nojima Sagamihara Rise to a 62-21 victory over the All Mitsubishi Lions in the Pearl Bowl Tournament at Kawasaki Stadium on Sunday.

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