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German woman, Afghan guard killed in Kabul guest house attack

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 10:01
An unidentified German woman and an Afghan guard were killed at a guest house in the Afghan capital when insurgents stormed the premises late Saturday night, police said. An unidentified Finnish woman was also reported missing and possibly kidnapped after the attack.

Inoue retains WBO super flyweight title with third-round KO of Rodriguez

The Japan Times - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 08:10
It was nearly a sparring for Naoya Inoue. The difference was that he did it surrounded by 6,500 spectators. The young Japanese champ gave challenger ...

Kubo sparks triumphant Japan in Under-20 World Cup opener

The Japan Times - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 08:08
Takefusa Kubo came off the bench and set up Ritsu Doan’s winner as Japan came from behind to defeat South Africa 2-1 on Sunday in ...

North Korea fires off medium-range missile in ‘challenge to the world’

The Japan Times - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 07:59
North Korea launches an apparent medium-range ballistic missile in what Prime Minister Shinzo Abe termed a “challenge to the world.”

56% of voters back Abe bid to legitimize SDF in war-renouncing Article 9: survey

The Japan Times - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 07:56
A poll finds more than half of voters back Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s proposal that the Self-Defense Forces be defined and written into the pacifist ...

Hagino avenges loss to Seto by winning 200 IM at Japan Open

The Japan Times - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 07:15
Kosuke Hagino exacted swift revenge over Daiya Seto to win the men’s 200-meter individual medley at the Japan Open on Sunday. A night after he ...

Blasting the past with a new vision of future fashion

The Japan Times - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 07:12
Much has been made of the recent closure of the monthly print edition of Shoichi Aoki's seminal Fruits street-style magazine, with many ready to cry ...

Summer releases: bring your A-game

The Japan Times - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 07:03
Stuff they don’t teach at school It’s May and it’s virtually summer — the perfect time to play “Summer Lesson: The Hikari Miyamoto Collection,” in ...

US refuses to add sailors' names to Vietnam Memorial

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 07:03
The USS Frank E. Evans was participating in a nighttime training exercise in the South China Sea when it turned into the path of an Australian aircraft carrier and was split in half.

The fidget spinner toy craze has spun out of control

The Japan Times - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 07:02
Stores can’t keep them in stock. Parents are scrambling to find them. And some schools have banned them. The mania for fidget spinners — the ...

Brex survive fierce duel with SeaHorses in tiebreaker, advance to B. League Championship final

The Japan Times - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 07:00
The Tochigi Brex advanced to the B. League Championship final, holding off the visiting SeaHorses Mikawa in the Game 3 tiebreaker on Sunday afternoon. The ...

Suicide attack in Syria's insurgent stronghold kills 5

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 06:44
Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least five Ahrar al-Sham members were killed in the village of Tal Touqan and expected the death toll to rise.

Having trouble wrapping your head around Japan? Help with mental health is at hand

The Japan Times - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 06:29
Black Eye speaks with professionals trained to offer guidance to those struggling to cope with a new environment.

Don’t bank on Japan’s lenders making it easy to relocate abroad

The Japan Times - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 06:29
A reader shares her experiences with internet banking upon leaving Japan on a temporary basis.

One that didn’t get away: Cat Bateau finds a home with Aussies in Tokyo

The Japan Times - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 06:28
It was "love at first sight," says Liz Shek-Noble of when she saw Bateau featured in The Japan Times last June.

Address the concerns of mental patients

The Japan Times - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 06:27
The government must address concerns that treatment programs for people who have been discharged from mental hospitals is not intended to keep them under surveillance.

Goodbye globalism, hello mercantilism?

The Japan Times - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 06:27
It appears all but certain that the age of globalization, which lasted for a quarter century, will come to an end.

Trump’s words returning to haunt him

The Japan Times - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 06:27
What goes around, comes around, especially with a man who flip-flops his position on an almost daily basis.

Gatlin outruns Cambridge, Sani Brown for 100-meter victory at Golden Grand Prix Kawasaki

The Japan Times - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 05:48
American top sprinter Justin Gatlin withstood challenges from Japanese prospects Aska Cambridge and Abdul Hakim Sani Brown in a 100-meter race on Sunday at the ...

Led by Japan, Pacific Rim nations agree to pursue revival of TPP

The Japan Times - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 05:29
Trade ministers from Japan and 10 other signatories to the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement unite over trying to resuscitate the free trade pact.