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Sumo: Results of main bouts for 1st day of New Year sumo

January 8, 2017

TOKYO – Results of makuuchi division bouts for Sunday, the 1st day of the 15-day New Year Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan: Win Technique Loss Osunaarashi 1-0 utchari Chiyoo 0-1 Sadanoumi 1-0 oshidashi Chiyotairyu 0-1 Ichinojo 1-0 oshidashi Chiyootori

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Japan to set up body to promote maritime safety in Southeast Asia

January 8, 2017

TOKYO – The Japan Coast Guard plans to establish an organization dedicated to helping Southeast Asian countries improve maritime safety capabilities, apparently as part of Japan’s moves to deal with China’s assertiveness at sea, JCG officials said Saturday. The coast

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Golf: Matsuyama 2nd going into final round at Tournament of Champions

January 8, 2017

KAPALUA, Hawaii – Japan’s world No. 6 Hideki Matsuyama played himself into contention at the SBS Tournament of Champions on Saturday, moving into second place two shots behind American Justin Thomas with 18 holes to play. Matsuyama’s 7-under 66 was

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Japan sees rapidly increasing number of syphilis cases

January 8, 2017

TOKYO – Japan has a rapidly increasingly number of syphilis patients, including among young women, prompting the health ministry to launch a special research team to find out ways to stop the spread of the sexually transmitted infection. According to

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Japan’s ambassador to South Korea to return home Monday: source

January 8, 2017

SEOUL – Japan’s Ambassador to South Korea Yasumasa Nagamine will return home temporarily Monday in protest against the erection of a new statue in Busan dedicated to women forced to work in Japan’s wartime brothels, a source close to bilateral

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PM Abe urges South Korea to remove new “comfort women” statue

January 8, 2017

TOKYO – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged South Korea to remove a new statue dedicated to women forced to work in Japan’s wartime brothels, as he called on Seoul to implement a bilateral agreement reached in 2015 which aimed to

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Sumo: Main bouts for 1st day of New Year Grand Sumo Tournament

January 7, 2017

TOKYO– Makuuchi division bouts for Sunday, the first day of the 15-day New Year Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan: * Chiyoo      0 – 0 Osunaarashi Sadanoumi 4 – 3 Chiyotairyu Chiyootori 0 – 4 Ichinojo Gagamaru     3 – 1 Daishomaru

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U.S. resumes controversial Osprey aircraft refueling drills in Japan

January 7, 2017

TOKYO– The U.S. forces in Japan on Friday resumed aerial refueling drills for Osprey aircraft stationed in Okinawa Prefecture, a Japanese government source said, amid local protests over the move that came less than a month after the crash-landing of one

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