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BayStars southpaw Imanaga notches 10th win of season

The Japan Times - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 08:07
Shota Imanaga struck out seven over as many shutout innings as the second-year lefty picked up his 10th win of the season in the Yokohama ...

Sailors who died in Fitzgerald collision receive posthumous promotions

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 06:53
The Navy has posthumously promoted the seven USS Fitzgerald sailors who perished in a deadly June 17 collision with a merchant ship off the coast of Japan.

Four MSDF servicemen treated after helicopter flips over at Iwakuni Air Base

The Japan Times - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 06:30
A Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter flipped over near the ground Thursday at an air base in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, injuring three servicemen and leaving another ...

Critics cry foul as Joshua Wong and other young Hong Kong democracy leaders get jail

The Japan Times - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 06:28
A Hong Kong appeals court jailed three leaders of the Chinese-ruled city’s democracy movement for six to eight months on Thursday, dealing a blow to ...

ICC orders Mali extremist to pay $3.2 million in reparations

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 05:18
The International Criminal court ruled Thursday that a Muslim radical found guilty of destroying World Heritage cultural sites in the Malian city of Timbuktu must pay 2.7 million euros ($3.2 million) in reparations.

Former Notre Dame star, NBA forward Tommy Hawkins dies at 80

The Japan Times - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 05:03
Tommy Hawkins, the first black basketball player to earn All-America honors at Notre Dame and who played for the Los Angeles Lakers during a 10-year ...

Wild otter filmed alive in first Japan sighting since 1979

The Japan Times - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 04:55
A wild otter was caught on film on Nagasaki Prefecture’s Tsushima Island in February, marking the first sighting of the mammal in Japan in 38 ...

Inpex eyes bid for Iran’s Azadegan oil project

The Japan Times - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 04:49
Japan’s Inpex Corp. might participate in a tender to develop the Azadegan oil field in southwestern Iran and form a consortium with other foreign oil ...

Padres’ Weaver retires after 12-year pitching career

The Japan Times - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 04:42
Padres right-hander Jered Weaver announced his retirement before San Diego played the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.Weaver, a three-time All-Star, battled health issues since signing with ...

Japan sprinters hungry for greater success

The Japan Times - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 04:41
Another medal-earning feat by the Japan men’s 4×100-meter relay team at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in London was certainly an encouraging sign, and now ...

Japan’s first Gundam Base to woo model-building fans in Odaiba

The Japan Times - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 04:28
Bandai Co. is looking to tap Japan’s expanding tourism market by opening a Tokyo shop dedicated to selling, building and painting plastic models of robots ...

New U.S. ambassador William Hagerty arrives in Japan, vows strong economic and security ties

The Japan Times - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 04:27
William Hagerty, new U.S. envoy, arrives in Tokyo emphasizing U.S. commitment to “ironclad” bilateral security ties in the face of North Korea’s escalating nuclear threats.

New U.S. ambassador William Hagerty arrives in Japan, vows strong economic and security ties

The Japan Times - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 04:27
William Hagerty, the new U.S. Ambassador to Japan, vowed Thursday to maintain “ironclad” bilateral security ties in the face of North Korea’s escalating nuclear and ...

U.S. talks tough on trade deficit as talks on NAFTA revisions begin

The Japan Times - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 04:15
The United States drew a hard line for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement on Wednesday, demanding major concessions aimed at slashing trade deficits ...

Top seeds advance on day filled with upsets

The Japan Times - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 03:55
Rafael Nadal and Karolina Pliskova — the No. 1 seeds in the Western & Southern Open — advanced with straight-set wins Wednesday, while the rest ...

Philippine war on drugs and crime intensifies, with at least 58 killed in three days

The Japan Times - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 03:40
At least 26 people died Wednesday night in police operations in the Philippines capital Manila, authorities said on Thursday, a second night of heavy bloodshed ...

Japan plans installation of land-based Aegis missile defense system amid North Korea threats

The Japan Times - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 03:36
The Defense Ministry will deploy new land-based Aegis Ashore system in response to North Korean missile threats.

South Korea’s Moon speaks out on wartime forced laborers’ right to seek redress from Japanese firms

The Japan Times - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 03:04
President Moon Jae-in says South Koreans forced into labor during WWII have the right to seek compensation from Japanese firms despite 1965 treaty.

Reported child abuse in Japan rises to a record in fiscal 2016, adding stress to overstretched welfare workers

The Japan Times - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 03:04
Juvenile consultation centers struggle to keep up as child abuse cases have spiked fivefold over the past 15 years.

Cool, soggy summer curtails leisure-based profits in Tokyo

The Japan Times - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 03:00
Persistent rain and low temperatures are putting a damper on summer business at Tokyo’s leisure facilities and retailers as expectations for a hot summer rapidly ...