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Naoya Inoue dominates Emmanuel Rodriguez to win second world bantamweight belt

Japan: Sports - 17 hours 6 min ago
Naoya Inoue claimed another world title belt in dominant fashion Saturday, beating International Boxing Federation bantamweight champion Emmanuel Rodriguez by second-round technical knockout.Inoue, the undefeated ...

Sumo 101: Tachiai

Japan: Sports - 17 hours 7 min ago
One of the first words every new sumo fan learns is tachiai.Combining the characters for “stand” and “meet,” it is the term for the initial ...

Changing the way we do things

Japan: Tech Life - 17 hours 20 min ago
From keeping your touch screen free of potato-chip grease to using tap cards to gain access to exclusive online content, the smartphone keeps changing the ...

Funeral planned for murdered pregnant woman

America: CNN - 17 hours 26 min ago
Funeral arrangements have been made for 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, who was nine months pregnant when she was killed and had her unborn baby cut from her womb.

LDP to set up caucus on making use of paternity leave mandatory throughout Japan

News from Japan - 17 hours 30 min ago
Like-minded members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party plan to form a caucus to make the taking of paternity leave mandatory in Japan, informed sources ...

Survey finds nearly 43% of people expect esports to grow in popularity in Japan

News from Japan - 17 hours 37 min ago
A Jiji Press survey showed Sunday that 42.8 percent of people think esports competitive video games will become popular as sports in Japan, up 7.4 ...

61% of Japanese back Abe plan to meet North Korean leader without conditions, survey finds

News from Japan - 17 hours 50 min ago
Around 61 percent of voters support Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s stance of seeking talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without a guarantee of ...

NPO uses traditional Japanese karuta card game to help foreign residents learn disaster-related vocabulary

News from Japan - 17 hours 51 min ago
A Tokyo-based nonprofit organization is using traditional karuta playing cards as part of a disaster-prevention effort to help foreign nationals living in Japan get information ...

Shohei Ohtani helps ice Angels win with two-run homer

Japan: Sports - 18 hours 1 min ago
Two-way player Shohei Ohtani drove in a pair of insurance runs with a home run for the Los Angeles Angels in a 6-3 win over ...

Shinji Kagawa scores for Besiktas in loss to Trabzonspor

Japan: Sports - 18 hours 55 min ago
Shinji Kagawa scored his fourth Turkish first-division goal for Besiktas on Saturday, but it was not enough to avoid a 2-1 loss to Trabzonspor.The Japan ...

Rescuers help hundreds of climbers stranded by heavy rain on Yakushima Island

News from Japan - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 23:53
Rescuers on Sunday helped trekkers descend a mountain on Yakushima Island after at least 266 people were stranded following heavy rain.The island was hit by ...

Taiwan’s top diplomat says Chinese Communist Party’s official newspaper is ‘commie brainwasher’ that ‘sucks’

Asia/Pacific - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 23:52
Taiwan’s top diplomat has ripped into the Chinese Communist Party’s official newspaper after it referred to the island nation as part of China in a ...

Ecstatic Australian conservatives bask in glory of ‘miracle’ election win

Asia/Pacific - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 23:19
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday basked in the glow of a “miracle” election victory that sparked praise from U.S. President Donald Trump, soul ...

Kevin Durant-less Warriors march to 3-0 series lead

Japan: Sports - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 22:38
With Kevin Durant out, Draymond Green has taken it upon himself to boost Golden State.And boy, has he. Green had 20 points, 13 rebounds and ...

North Korea asks U.N. chief to address ship seizure by ‘gangster’ U.S.

Asia/Pacific - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 21:42
North Korea has asked United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to deal with the “illegal” seizure of one of its cargo ships by the United States, ...

Japanese mountaineer dies climbing Kamen volcano in Russia

News from Japan - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 21:28
A Japanese mountaineer died after falling from a dormant volcano on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula on Friday, local authorities said.Minoru Sawada, whose office is in Kawasaki, ...

Volcanic alert level raised for popular Mount Hakone resort area in Kanagawa

News from Japan - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 21:09
Authorities raised the volcanic alert level for Mount Hakone on Sunday — warning of a possible eruption — after increasing seismic activity was detected near ...

Netherlands wins Eurovision as Madonna dancers spark flag controversy

Japan: Culture - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 21:06
The Netherlands won the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest early Sunday at a show in the seaside Israeli city of Tel Aviv that featured a performance ...

Brooks Koepka blowing away field at PGA Championship

Japan: Sports - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 20:52
Brooks Koepka is on the cusp of some elite company at the PGA Championship — in the record book, not on the leaderboard.He is all ...

Arnold Schwarzenegger assaulted during event in South Africa

Japan: Culture - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 20:33
Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was assaulted during a public appearance in South Africa on Saturday, but the 71-year-old appeared to quickly recover and say “I’m just ...

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