The municipal assembly in Ikata, a small town in Ehime Prefecture, approved on Tuesday the restart of the nuclear power plant there. The assembly unanimously approved plans to fire up the No. 3 reactor at Shikoku Electric Power Co.’s Ikata plant. If the company agrees and the reactor clears the rest of the required safety […]
One of the cool things about being an elder statesman (i.e. old coot) in the sports columnist/ TV announcer biz is that, over time, you get to conduct a ton of interviews with prominent figures in the toy department of life. And accumulate a lot of neat experiences. So many that they often slip your […]
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Neal Walk, a tough center on the early Phoenix Suns teams who became an inspirational speaker after losing the use of his legs, has died at age 67. The Suns confirmed his passing in a statement on Monday. “We were saddened last night to learn of the passing of Neal Walk, an integral member of […]
The conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement offers a major boost to the United States-Japan bilateral relationship and the promise of closer economic integration. It was agreed Monday after a marathon negotiating session in Atlanta. But while the mood in official Japan is one of celebration, American experts warn TPP is far from certain to […]
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Japan’s historic upset win over two-time Rugby World Cup champion South Africa has had a significant knock-on effect, with the 25 million people who turned in for the Brave Blossoms’ follow up win over Samoa setting a rugby record for a national TV audience. World Rugby announced Monday that the 25 million in Japan who […]
Andrew Luck’s prognosis for Thursday night’s road game against the Houston Texans is still under wraps, and that’s how the Colts plan to keep it. After missing his first NFL game Sunday because of an injured right shoulder, the Indianapolis quarterback returned to a light practice Monday and felt well enough to lob two short […]
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was charged by England’s Football Association on Monday for accusing Premier League referees of being biased against his team, hours after he was given public backing by the club following its disappointing start to the season. Speaking after Saturday’s 3-1 loss to Southampton at Stamford Bridge, Mourinho said referees “are afraid […]
San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres was hit with the longest suspension in NHL history for a hit on another player when the league banned him Monday for the first 41 games of the season for an illegal check to the head of Anaheim’s Jakob Silfverberg. This marks the fifth and most significant suspension for […]