Passengers who used Narita International Airport during the Bon holidays rose 9 percent to 1,085,630 compared with the previous year, according to preliminary immigration data released Thursday. The growth reflected the increase chiefly caused by the new “Mountain Day” holiday on Aug. 11 and strength of the yen, the Narita airport office of the Tokyo […]
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Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic recalled Mainz striker Yoshinori Muto on Thursday as he named a 24-man squad for the upcoming Asian final-round World Cup qualifiers against United Arab Emirates and Thailand. Muto returns after a lengthy spell sidelined with an injury, joining a strong squad that features AC Milan attacker Keisuke Honda, Borussia Dortmund’s Shinji […]
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A 16-year-old in Saitama admits to killing another teenager who was found partially buried in the Toki River after drowning.
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Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter appeared before sport’s highest tribunal, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), on Thursday to appeal against his six-year ban from soccer. The 80-year-old, who headed soccer’s global governing body for 17 years until he resigned in June 2015, was banned from all soccer-related activity last December along with […]
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