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Masayuki Kuroda to fight for IBF flyweight title in May

Japan: Sports - 1 hour 53 min ago
Masayuki Kuroda announced Monday he will take another shot at a world title when he challenges South Africa’s Moruti Mthalane for the IBF flyweight belt ...

Steelers’ Dan Carter returning to Racing 92 for rest of Top 14 season

Japan: Sports - 1 hour 54 min ago
Kobe Kobelco Steelers flyhalf Dan Carter will finish out the rest of the French first-division season with his former team Racing 92, the Top 14 ...

French fencing federation recognizes lightsaber dueling as competitive sport

Japan: Sports - 2 hours 3 min ago
Master Yoda, dust off his French, he must.It’s now easier than ever in France to act out “Star Wars” fantasies, because its fencing federation has ...

Lions need Imai to step up with Kikuchi gone

Japan: Sports - 2 hours 17 min ago
Yusei Kikuchi, as Japanese fans can easily see on news reports every night and also on the internet and in newspapers, is doing just fine ...

Orimo continues to speak mind about Japan

Japan: Sports - 2 hours 37 min ago
Legendary star player Takehiko Orimo has always been brutally honest and outspoken about Japanese basketball, and his stance on the Akatsuki Five is no different.The ...

Fighters’ Kotaro Kiyomiya named to Samurai Japan squad for Mexico friendlies

Japan: Sports - 2 hours 47 min ago
Japan manager Atsunori Inaba named 11 new players Monday to the national team’s squad for upcoming international friendlies with Mexico, including Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters ...

Dispute panel dismisses Okinawa complaint over U.S. base relocation

News from Japan - 2 hours 53 min ago
A dispute resolution panel has rejected a complaint filed by the Okinawa governor over the central government’s authorization in October of landfill work for the ...

Kei Nishikori rises to sixth in world rankings

Japan: Sports - 3 hours 7 min ago
Kei Nishikori rose one spot in the world rankings released Monday by the ATP, moving up from seventh to sixth.On Saturday, Nishikori lost his semifinal ...

Man threatened to ‘blow things up’ if ex-girlfriend did not have sex with him

Singapore: Today - 3 hours 15 min ago
Louisa Tang1 hour 54 min agoSINGAPORE — When she realised that her boyfriend was filming them having sex, she tol

Team LeBron rallies to beat Team Giannis in NBA All-Star Game

Japan: Sports - 3 hours 16 min ago
LeBron James was trading lob passes with Dwyane Wade again, one last time. Catching lobs from former teammate Kyrie Irving once again, too. And after ...

Footballer Ben Davis has defaulted on NS obligations: Mindef

Singapore: Today - 3 hours 37 min ago
2 hours 16 min agoSINGAPORE — Local footballer Benjamin Davis has defaulted on his National Service (NS

4 deaths in Geylang fire: Jail, fine for men who used apartment as illegal workers’ dormitory

Singapore: Today - 3 hours 43 min ago
Louisa Tang19 min 22 sec agoSINGAPORE — A landlord and two of his tenants put up partitions in a private resident

Ohtani hoping to begin hitting off tee next week

Japan: Sports - 4 hours 20 min ago
Shohei Ohtani hopes to hit off a tee next week for the first time since Tommy John surgery.“That’s the thought, but I’m not trying to ...

Kobayashi leaps into rarefied air with 11th World Cup win of season

Japan: Sports - 4 hours 21 min ago
Ryoyu Kobayashi won his 11th event on the 2018-2019 World Cup circuit on Sunday, the third day of competition in Willingen, becoming the sixth ski ...

TODAY's evening brief for Monday, Feb 18

Singapore: Today - 4 hours 52 min ago
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Global coal phase-out raises difficult questions for nuclear-averse post-Fukushima Japan

News from Japan - 5 hours 4 min ago
Concern about climate change has led to a global shift away from using carbon-emitting coal for electricity, but in post-Fukushima Japan, where nuclear remains a ...

The world’s masterpieces, replicated in Shigaraki ceramic, draw crowds to museum in Shikoku

News from Japan - 5 hours 40 min ago
The Otsuka Museum of Art in Naruto, Tokushima Prefecture, drew a lot of attention last year when popular singer-songwriter Kenshi Yonezu held his first live ...

Budget 2019: Returning home from holiday? You may have to pay more GST, buy less duty-free liquor

Singapore: Today - 5 hours 52 min ago
Cynthia Choo25 min 42 sec agoSINGAPORE — Those travelling abroad may have to pay more Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Backcountry skiers rescued by helicopter after going missing in Niigata

News from Japan - 5 hours 55 min ago
Two men were rescued by helicopter Monday after going missing while backcountry skiing over the weekend in a popular ski resort town in Niigata Prefecture.Takao ...

Doorway width mandated by Tokyo accessibility ordinance will leave many wheelchair users out in cold

News from Japan - 5 hours 56 min ago
A group representing disabled people in Japan has said the doorway width stipulated in an amendment proposed for Tokyo’s barrier-free ordinance for hotels is unlikely ...