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Naomi Osaka rolls past Elena Vesnina to reach third round of Australian Open

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:07
Naomi Osaka progressed to the third round of the Australian Open with a straight-sets upset over 16th-seeded Elena Vesnina of Russia on Thursday.Osaka, who is ...
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Hassan Whiteside carries Heat past Bucks

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:00
Something got into Hassan Whiteside on Wednesday night, and there wasn’t much the Milwaukee Bucks could do about it.Whiteside had a season-high 27 points along ...
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Dragons schedule tryout for pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:00
The Chunichi Dragons said Thursday they will hold a tryout next week for former major league right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka, who parted ways with the Fukuoka ...
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Dollar tops ¥111 in Tokyo after rosy Beige Book report from U.S.

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:41
The dollar jumped above ¥111 in Tokyo trading on Thursday, backed by optimistic views about the U.S. economy shown in a Federal Reserve report released ...
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Japan’s crime rate hits record low as number of thefts plummets

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:31
Police data shows the number of recorded crimes in Japan continued to fall in 2017, but that fraud committed via messages sent through internet services ...
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Tokyo Metro trains vandalized for third time in seven days

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:09
In the early hours of Thursday, Tokyo Metro Co. discovered one of its trains had been vandalized overnight with graffiti while parked near Nakano Station, ...
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Defending champion Yoshihide Muroya ready to take to skies again

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 18:51
With the championship on the line in the season-ending competition in Indianapolis last October, Yoshihide Muroya did not find himself feeling any anxiety.He said he ...
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Boston honors NHL pioneer Willie O’Ree

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 18:48
Hockey pioneer Willie O’Ree was honored in Boston on Wednesday on the 60th anniversary of the Bruins forward breaking the NHL’s color barrier.At a news ...
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Brazil’s Ronaldinho confirms retirement

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 18:48
World Cup and 2005 Ballon D’Or winner Ronaldinho has confirmed his retirement from soccer.The Brazilian’s brother and agent announced the player’s decision on Tuesday, but ...
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NBA suspends Rockets’ Trevor Ariza, Gerald Green for altercation in Clippers’ locker room

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 18:47
Trevor Ariza said nothing happened. The NBA strongly disagreed.Ariza and Gerald Green will both be suspended for Houston’s next two games, with the NBA coming ...
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BOJ Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda’s chances good for second term, LDP official says

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 18:38
Haruhiko Kuroda has a “good chance” to be re-appointed for a second term as Bank of Japan’s governor, according to a senior official of Prime ...
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Oil from sunken Iranian tanker diffusing in East China Sea

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 18:36
Oil from an Iranian tanker that sank in the East China Sea has diffused into four separate slicks, covering a combined area of just over ...
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Nippon Ishin no Kai leader and Osaka Gov. Ichiro Matsui files suit against Niigata Gov. Ryuichi Yoneyama over Twitter comments

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 18:35
Matsui demanded an explanation after Yoneyama made a reference on Twitter to a Nippon Ishin leader who attacks party members voicing different opinions, forcing them ...
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Japan’s NTT Communications expanding data center capacity in Malaysia

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 18:34
NTT Communications Corp. has launched a refurbished data center in Malaysia, equipping it with additional facilities and boosting its capacity by about 40 percent to ...
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Different surnames as a choice for spouses

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 18:22
The government and the Diet should remember that it is their task to make necessary adjustments to laws as society and people's values change.
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Time ticks closer to nuclear midnight

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 18:21
Last week's false ballistic missile warning gave the world its first glimpse of what the start of a nuclear war might feel like as political ...
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Huge oil spill isn’t China’s real offshore debacle

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 18:20
Thanks to massive overfishing in China's territorial waters, there isn't much marine life left to kill in the disaster zone.
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Toto hopes to clean up with new self-cleaning toilets

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 18:09
With the upcoming 2020 Olympics in mind leading Japanese toilet-maker Toto Ltd. has recently introduced a new type of self-cleaning toilet for public restrooms, aiming ...
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Hakuho pulls out of current basho

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:57
Hakuho, one of three yokozuna competing in the ongoing New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, has withdrawn due to toe injuries, the Japan Sumo Association said ...
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Turkey says it could act in Syria unless U.S. withdraws support for Kurdish force

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:54
Turkey said on Wednesday it would not hesitate to take action in Syria’s Afrin district and other areas unless the United States withdrew support for ...
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