The United States and Japan must expand their defense cooperation with like-minded nations to ensure the protection of a rules-based order in the Asia-Pacific region, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Command said in Tokyo on Wednesday. Adm. Harry Harris spoke at a forum of current and retired U.S. and Japanese top brass in the […]
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Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers has been chosen as one of the recipients of this year’s prestigious Ramon Magsaysay award, known as Asia’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize, the foundation that created it said Wednesday. One of the six awardees for 2016, the government-initiated youth volunteer organization will be honored by the Philippines-based Ramon Magsaysay Award […]
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Japan’s women relinquished the top spot for average life expectancy in 2015 to Hong Kong, the new leader at 87.32 years, data released by the welfare ministry showed Wednesday. Japanese women now have an average life expectancy of 87.05 years, while Japanese men live for an average of 80.79 years, dropping them to fourth place […]
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Kashima Antlers have acquired 26-year-old Fabricio dos Santos Messias, a Brazilian midfielder and forward, the J. League first-division side announced Wednesday. Fabricio, who is on loan from Portuguese side Portimonense, will wear the No. 11 shirt with Antlers. He had previously played in the China Super League on loan with Hangzhou Greentown.
Kim Rhode sees the news on television or social media. Another mass shooting, in Aurora, San Bernardino, Newtown, Orlando, Dallas, Baton Rouge. For the two-time Olympic gold medalist shotgun shooter, what comes next has become routine. “I just wait for my phone to ring,” Rhode said. “I know the questions are coming.” Shooting is one […]
Sonny Bill Williams passes for a superstar in this part of the world where rugby holds a rare pre-eminence over all other sports. When he competes in rugby sevens at the Olympics in Rio de Janiero next month it’s likely his light, which shines brightly in New Zealand, will be eclipsed by stars in sports […]