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Giants pound Rockies, end five-game slide

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 08:31
For a night, the San Francisco Giants delivered the key hits with runners in scoring position. They got contributions from throughout the order, made things ...

Arai provides winning spark for Carp in triumph over BayStars

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 08:17
Takahiro Arai, the Central League’s 2016 MVP, provided the off-the-bench heroics on Tuesday in the Hiroshima Carp’s 4-3 win over the Yokohama BayStars. Moments after ...

Dortmund’s Kagawa remains optimistic about recovery from shoulder injury before Bundesliga season

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 08:16
Shinji Kagawa said Tuesday he will be ready for the Aug. 18 start of the new Bundesliga season with Borussia Dortmund despite dislocating his left ...

Wrestler Icho not ready to make a decision about 2020 Olympics

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 07:36
Wrestler Kaori Icho on Tuesday requsted more time to decide on competing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, when she received a Guiness World ...

Kisenosato pleased with progress in recovery from injuries

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 07:35
Yokozuna Kisenosato was content with the progress of his rehabilitation but minced words on Tuesday over his participation at the upcoming Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. ...

Rio gold medalist pair Takahashi, Matsutomo to compete in Japan Open

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 05:35
The world’s top-ranked doubles team of Ayaka Takahashi and Misaki Matsutomo, who won gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, will take aim at another Super ...

Selanne, Kariya headline Hockey Hall of Fame class

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 05:34
Paul Kariya always felt as if he knew where Teemu Selanne was on the ice when they had spectacular chemistry together as teammates. On Monday, ...

Ruling in travel ban leaves myriad questions unanswered

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 05:00
The Supreme Court's decision to partially reinstate President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban has left the effort to keep some foreigners out of the United States in a murky middle ground, with unanswered questions and possibly more litigation ahead.

Mattis: After Raqqa, the Syrian battlefield will only get more complicated

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 04:54
As the fight against the Islamic State moves beyond its de facto capital in Raqqa, the Pentagon is readying itself for an increasingly complex battlefield in northern Syria, where U.S.-backed forces, pro-Syrian government troops and Russian jets will likely all be fighting near one another.

North Korea at the top of agenda as South Korea's new president comes to D.C.

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 04:49
When South Korea's new president comes to the United States this week for his first meeting with President Donald Trump, there will be no cozy dinners at Mar-a-Lago or rounds of golf in the Florida sunshine.

Few Japanese express confidence in Trump doing right thing on global stage, poll finds

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 04:03
The reviews from around the globe are in, and they show scant confidence outside the United States in President Donald Trump’s ability to do the ...

A bittersweet two decades for Hong Kong

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 04:00
While Chinese are immensely proud of Hong Kong's return to the motherland, there is no missing the widespread disappointment among Chinese and native Hong Kong ...

Vested interests behind dearth of rural doctors

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 03:59
Many younger doctors want to practice medicine in rural areas, but vested interests are preventing them from going.

The ongoing collapse of parliamentary politics

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 03:58
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's actions and behavior are more suited to a patrimonial state than a democracy.

Olympic champion Yamaguchi speaks on greatness of Hanyu, Mao, Takahashi

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 03:58
One of the benefits of covering skating for many years has been the high caliber of people I have continually come in contact with. Skaters, ...

What Japan Inc. should learn from Takata

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 03:57
Now, as Tokyo sorts out the biggest failure in postwar Japanese manufacturing, it's all too possible its political and corporate cultures will learn little from ...

How a regional nuclear-free-weapon zone can benefit Japan

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 03:56
Making Northeast Asia a nuclear-free-weapon zone would add a further firewall between regional quarrels and nuclear war in a high-risk region.

Global needs on mental health remain unmet

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 03:55
On a global scale, the magnitude of undiagnosed and unaddressed mental health problems remains high.

Shareholders express anger at Takata management

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 03:44
Air bags made by the firm, which filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday, have reportedly been linked to at least 17 deaths worldwide.

Hokkaido cops: Boy gashed chest before leaping from building in apparent suicide

Japan News - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 03:37
Hokkaido Prefectural Police are investigating what is believed to have been a suicide after the body of a boy was found at an apartment building in Sapporo on Monday, report TV Asahi. (tokyoreporter.com)