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Osprey makes maiden flight over Hokkaido during Northern Viper exercise

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 08:04
A Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft flew over Japan’s northern Island of Hokkaido for the first time on Friday as part of an exercise involving the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

US military looking for soldier’s daughter who is missing in S. Korea

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 06:54
The U.S. military has put out an all-points bulletin for an American teenager who went missing from Camp Humphreys, south of Seoul, about a week ago.

Ishikawa cards opening-round 66, sits five strokes off pace at Wyndham Championship

The Japan Times - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 06:45
Ryo Ishikawa got off to a solid 4-under 66 start that left him five strokes behind the leader Matt Every after the first round of ...

Triple jumper Pyatykh receives four-year doping ban

The Japan Times - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 06:44
Russian triple jumper Anna Pyatykh was on Friday handed a four-year doping ban and stripped of her 2007 IAAF World Athletics Championship bronze medal, the ...

Key contract awarded to facilitate Okinawa Marine relocation to Guam

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 06:11
The U.S. government awarded a key contract this week to lay the groundwork for 4,000 Okinawa-based Marines to move to Guam within the next decade.

Giants’ Shun Yamaguchi suspended for rest of season for alleged violence at hospital

The Japan Times - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 05:44
Yomiuri Giants right-hander Shun Yamaguchi was suspended for the remainder of the season on Friday after charges against the 30-year-old were referred to prosecutors over ...

3 USS Ronald Reagan jet squadrons to relocate to Iwakuni this fall

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:30
Strike Fighter Squadrons 115 and 195, along with Electronic Attack Squadron 141, will transfer from Naval Air Facility Atsugi to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni after the Reagan completes its fall patrol, the Navy announced Friday.

Five Barcelona attack suspects killed

The Japan Times - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:22
Police on Friday shot and killed five people wearing fake bomb belts who staged a car attack in a seaside resort in Spain’s Catalonia region ...

Bearish bets on Japan Display approaches record after restructuring plan announcement

The Japan Times - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:18
While Japan’s flagship panel maker completed its biggest two-day rally this year on Thursday, bearish bets have climbed toward a record.Japan Display Inc. soared almost ...

Searching for traces of a mountain mystic in rural Aichi

The Japan Times - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:17
Mount Horaiji was said to be home to Rishu Sennin, an ascetic from the mists of antiquity

Fujioka blossoming into star, leader

The Japan Times - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:00
There is probably nobody else that shines as brightly as Manami Fujioka does in Japanese women’s basketball right now, and many believe that she has ...

American democracy under assault

The Japan Times - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 03:58
U.S. President Donald Trump's disastrous mishandling of the Charlottesville white supremacist rally raises questions yet again about his political beliefs and values.

A greener grid for East Asia

The Japan Times - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 03:57
Currently 22 percent of South Korea's energy needs, and 14 percent of Taiwan's, are met by nuclear — those ratios are now set to drop ...

Decision deferred on Kake Gakuen’s plan

The Japan Times - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 03:57
The education ministry should make public the discussions its panel held on Kake Gakuen's plan to open a new veterinary science school.

Reds jump out to 9-0 lead, hold off Cubs in slugfest

The Japan Times - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 03:51
Phillip Ervin may be a late-bloomer, but the Cincinnati outfielder has arrived in the majors with bang.Ervin hit a two-run homer to snap a tie ...

Barca loses Suarez for four weeks with injury

The Japan Times - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 03:50
After losing Neymar for good, Barcelona will also face the first month of the Spanish League season without Luis Suarez.Barcelona said on Thursday that Suarez ...

Gifu nursing home probed following three deaths in two weeks

The Japan Times - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 03:47
A nursing home in Gifu Prefecture is inspected after three deaths and two serious injuries occur there in just two weeks, putting staff under suspicion.

Miyazato to skip Canadian tournament due to family matter

The Japan Times - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 03:28
Ai Miyazato, who will retire from golf after 12 seasons on the LPGA Tour, has decided not to compete in an upcoming tournament in Canada, ...

Fertile offspring produced from sterile mice using iPS cells

The Japan Times - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 03:26
A team of Japanese and British scientists has succeeded in producing fertile offspring from sterile mice made with a chromosomal abnormality by using induced pluripotent ...

Japan women remain winless at World Cup

The Japan Times - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 03:19
Japan showed its attacking ability with three late tries Thursday, but it was not enough to prevent a third-straight pool stage loss as it went ...