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Kake institution says it fabricated meeting between top director, Abe：The Asahi Shimbun
The 15-minute meeting between Kotaro Kake and Abe on Feb. 25, 2015, was described in an Ehime prefectural government document submitted to the Diet on May 21, which quoted a report from the school operator.
Kwansei Gakuin says 2nd response to late hit ‘full of contradictions’：The Asahi Shimbun
NISHINOMIYA, Hyogo Prefecture--The Kwansei Gakuin University American football team is demanding an independent investigation into the vicious late hit of its quarterback by a Nihon University defender, who said he was acting on his coach's instructions.
Buddhist priest leads battle against banks backing nuclear, coal power
“I was taught about the idea of how changing your bank account can contribute to bettering the environment, and that was an enlightenment for me,” said Narita, the third-generation head priest of a temple in Yokohama, south of Tokyo.
Japan ex-PM Nakasone, witness to war and success, turns 100
TOKYO (AP) — It is somehow fitting in a country known for longevity that one of Japan's most prominent former leaders has reached 100 years of age.As a World War II naval officer, Yasuhiro Nakasone witnessed the depths of his country's utter defeat and devastation. Four decades later, he presided ov
Seoul: North Korea committed to U.S. summit, denuclearization：The Asahi Shimbun
The Koreas' talks, which Moon said Kim requested, capped a whirlwind 24 hours of diplomatic back-and-forth. It allowed Moon to push for a U.S.-North Korean summit that he sees as the best way to ease animosity that had some fearing a war last year.
Buddhist priest leads Japan's battle against banks backing nuclear, coal power
Now he's at the forefront of a budding movement in Japan to withdraw money from banks that provide finance for environmentally harmful energy projects.Tomonobu Narita is the head priest of Totsuka Zenryo Temple in Yokohama, Japan.Daniel Hurst"I was taught about the idea of how changing your bank acc
Power tool company Makita sells a coffee machine
Makita's first coffee maker went on sale in 2015. It gained in popularity because the same types of batteries as its power tools also work in the coffee machine.The new model can make a maximum of 5.3 cups of coffee on one charge, from a dedicated coffee pack as well as instant coffee. It weighs 1.5
Where the story of the Japanese in Hawaii begins
ILLUSTRATION BY MARTHA HERNANDEZ / MHERNANDEZ@STARADVERTISER.COMNow, on the 150th anniversary of their arrival, the Gannenmono are getting their full due.
Akiyoshi wins Mizuno Open to qualify for British Open
IBARAKI, Japan (AP)Shota Akiyoshiof Japan shot a 2-under-par 70 on Sunday to win the Mizuno Open and qualify for the British Open.Akiyoshi offset three bogeys with five birdies at the Royal Golf Club in Ibaraki, Japan, to finish 1 under overall and secure his first ever tournament win on the Japan G
Best Photo Locations in Japan
I’m trying to create a series of articles of the best photo locations in places I visit fairly regularly. In fact, I’m thinking that since I’ve been bad a posting to this blog, I might just include lists of photography spots each time I go to a new country or region. Most recently, I’ve been in Ja
BADMINTON/ Japan's women defeat Thailand 3-0 in Uber Cup final：The Asahi Shimbun
NONTHABURI, Thailand--Japan lived up to its top-seeding by outclassing Thailand 3-0 in the women's Uber Cup final on Saturday to claim a sixth victory in the badminton tournament.Akane Yamaguchi toppled Ratchanok Intanon 21-15 21-19 before Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota downed Jongkolphan Kitithar
Former Japanese PM Nakasone turns 100, urges constitutional revision
TOKYO (Reuters) - Former Japanese prime minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, a World War Two naval officer and one of Japan’s longest-serving premiers, marked his 100th birthday on Sunday with a call to revise the nation’s post-war, pacifist constitution.
Japan gives yakuza the finger
Yasumasa Aoki isnot proud of his past. He does not want to talk about what he did to spend more than a decade of his life in prison. He will admit only that while he was a member of the notorious Inagawa-kai yakuza group in Tokyo, he was involved in kidnapping a man. Pressed for more, he says the ma
Japan wins sixth Uber Cup title after thrashing Thailand 3-0
Nozomi Okuhara, who played the deciding third match, defeated Nitchaon Jindapol 21-12 and 21-9 in an undramatic battle. Okuhara, 2017 world champion and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, was indeed too powerful for the host shuttler, even in front of the latter’s home crowd at IMPACT Arena in Bangkok.
Putin, Abe speak to ISS astronauts from Kremlin
Russian astronaut Anton Shklaperov and his Japanese colleague Norishige Kanai, on board the International Space Station (ISS), appeared on a giant screen in the Kremlin after the two leaders held bilateral talks. (Illustration) (Shutterstock/3DSculptor)
Osaka reveals her intense video game hobby in GQ
According to GQ, the coolest new thing in tennis is Japanese sensation Naomi Osaka, and it's hard to argue against that.
Japan keeps word, gifts Akita dog to Russian skater Zagitova
Zagitova, the 16-year-old who won gold at this year's Pyeongchang Olympics, proclaimed her love for Akitas after spotting them while training in Japan, and local officials pledged to find one for her.
Terahaku aims to be the Airbnb of Japanese temples
For a long time now, severalBuddhist templesaround Japan have offered accommodation for tourists interested in the aesthetics and lifestyles of these traditional establishments. However, it’s that same traditionalism that has made them relatively difficult to locate and communicate with in the infor
Arsene Wenger considering return to Japan to resume managerial career
Arsene Wengeris considering a return toJapanto resume his managerial career.The 68-year-old has decided to leaveArsenalafter more than two decades. His place is to be taken by formerParis St Germaincoach Unai Emery.But Wenger has made it clear that he wants to stay in football. There will be numerou
France Tops Japan to Move Atop Pool 1, Iran Wins in Sweep
Ali Shafieitook the reins for Iran with an all-around effort including 12 kills, three blocks and two aces. Four other players added six or more kills:Seyed Eraghi(8),Mortez Sharifi(7),Milad Ghara(6) andAmir Ghafour(6). Eraghi rounded out his 11 point effort with two aces and a block.