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World Cup champion Hirscher breaks ankle

The Japan Times - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 03:10
Six-time overall World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher has broken his left ankle and will be in a cast for six weeks.The Austrian ski federation says ...

South Korean soldier killed in blast during artillery drill

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 02:57
One South Korean soldier was killed and six others injured Friday in an explosion during an artillery drill near the border with North Korea, officials said.

Philippines courts Japan, China to invest in $135 billion power project

The Japan Times - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 02:36
The Philippines is seeking investment from China and Japan for $135 billion worth of power projects that President Rodrigo Duterte’s government is ready to fast-track.The ...

Muguruza rallies to reach quarterfinals

The Japan Times - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 02:27
Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza overcame a long rain delay in the third set and fought off three match points Thursday before advancing to the quarterfinals ...

U.S. Osprey joins joint drill despite opposition in Hokkaido

The Japan Times - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 02:22
A U.S. MV-22 Osprey took part Friday in a joint exercise in Hokkaido between the Ground Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Marine Corps.The tilt-rotor transport ...

J-Alert drill turns up glitches in municipalities threatened by North Korean missiles

The Japan Times - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 02:17
A J-Alert test turns up glitches in the emergency warning system in areas deemed at risk from North Korea’s plan to launch missiles toward Guam.

New acquisition Darby impressive in debut as Eagles top Bills

The Japan Times - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 02:16
Of all the high-profile players making debuts in a new uniform, Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby was most impressive.Darby intercepted former teammate Tyrod Taylor’s pass and ...

Mattis says a decision is closer on strategy for Afghanistan

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 01:56
After months of sometimes heated internal debate, the Trump administration has almost reached a decision on a new approach for fighting the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday. He gave no hint of what the strategy would look like.

Four Japanese servicemen injured after GSDF helicopter flips in Iwakuni

The Japan Times - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 01:26
A Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter flipped during a drill Thursday at Iwakuni Air Base in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, leaving three servicemen hurt and another unwell, ...

Roller-zoku: The Japanese fashion tribe keeping rock 'n' roll alive

Japan News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 01:13
Big hair, leather jackets and a touch of danger -- these were photographer Denny Renshaw's first impressions of Japan's "Roller-Zoku" gangs. (CNN)

Japanese H-2A rocket launch rescheduled for Saturday

Japan News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 01:08
A heavy-duty version of Japan's H-2A rocket is now scheduled to lift off Saturday with a geostationary navigation satellite after a week-long delay to diagnose and resolve a leak in the rocket's propulsion system, the Japanese space agency announced Wednesday. (spaceflightnow.com)

Where does the Battleship Hiei rest?

Japan News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 01:05
A nonprofit organization based in Tokyo plans to identify the resting place of the Battleship Hiei (see below), which sank off the island of Guadalcanal during one of the fiercest battles of World War II. (the-japan-news.com)

Former marathon runner arrested for shoplifting

Japan News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 01:00
Police arrested Thursday former world championship marathon runner Yumiko Hara on suspicion of shoplifting. (Japan Today)

Shelter confirmed for Japanese in ROK

Japan News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 00:50
The Japanese government has confirmed that all of its citizens in South Korea can be admitted to shelters designated by the South Korean government, should North Korea launch an attack on the South. (the-japan-news.com)

Documentary shows former Imperial Navy pilot’s cry for peace

The Japan Times - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 00:42
A documentary about a late Japanese wartime fighter pilot who tells people about the miseries of war is finding audiences in a theater in Nagano.The ...

The real revolution in North Korea is rise of consumer culture

The Japan Times - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 00:41
Like all North Korean adults, Song Un Pyol wears the faces of leader Kim Jong Un’s father and grandfather pinned neatly to her left lapel, ...

Japan’s budding fashion rental services proving popular with working women, moms

The Japan Times - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 23:51
Satoshi Amanuma recalls his wife standing in front of her closet full of clothes before they went out, muttering she had nothing to wear.“She had ...

July’s global land temperatures were the hottest ever recorded

The Japan Times - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 23:19
Earth yet again sizzled with unprecedented heat last month.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday Earth sweated to its second-hottest month since record-keeping began ...

Ohio man accused of plotting US attacks set to be sentenced

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 23:02
Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud is set to be sentenced Friday morning in federal court in Columbus. Court documents unsealed earlier this summer show Mohamud pleaded guilty almost two years ago to terrorism charges.

DNA test data may not alter a person’s health habits

The Japan Times - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 23:00
If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, would you work to stay healthy?The scientific evidence says: Don’t bet on ...