Soccer Dec 11, 2015

Japan U-22 squad, Yemen settle for scoreless draw in friendly

Japan's Under-22 soccer team drew 0-0 with Yemen in a friendly on Thursday as it stepped up preparations for the Under-23 Asian Championships next month in Qatar, qualifiers for the next summer's Olympic Games. Daichi Kamata had two decent efforts saved in a dominant first ...

Commentary Apr 19, 2010

Diabetes epidemic the price of China's growth

by Cesar Chelala

China has a serious problem with diabetes, which has reached epidemic proportions in the country. This is the conclusion of a group of researchers from Tulane University and colleagues from China, whose findings were published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. Type ...

Commentary Apr 7, 2010

Getting along with China

by Shinji Fukukawa

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, delivering a government work report at the third session of the 11th National People's Congress in March, claimed that China was "first in the world to realize economic recovery and positive turnaround" following the international financial crisis, and that its ...

Commentary / World Feb 20, 2010

Saudi Arabia and the Afghanistan chaos

by Mai Yamani

PRAGUE — In his quest to stabilize his country, Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai, dressed in white robes, arrived recently in Mecca on what can only be called a diplomatic pilgrimage. Although Karzai undoubtedly spent time praying at Islam's holiest site, his mission was intended ...