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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura scores 25 points in Japan’s World Cup victory

Rui Hachimura led the way Monday, scoring 25 points as Japan picked up another huge win, 75-60 over Iran, in the FIBA World Cup Asian qualifiers. Hachimura, Gonzaga’s 6-foot-8 junior …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 4:24 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, former Zag Ira Brown spark Japan’s World Cup win

A couple of Gonzaga basketball players, current junior forward Rui Hachimura and former Zag wing Ira Brown, helped Japan cruise to victory Thursday in the FIBA World Cup Asian qualifiers.


Hisashi Iwakuma ends his tenure with the Mariners and his time in Major League Baseball

While his teammates – all of them likely unaware of his decision – conversed/yelled in the Mariners’ clubhouse before Tuesday’s game at loud decibels to overcome the blaring music already …


Japan quake toll up to 18 as rescuers dig through landslides

The toll from an earthquake that rocked Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido rose to 18 on Friday, and in one small town two dozen people remained unaccounted for after …


Japan quake toll up to 16 as rescuers dig through landslides

Rescuers were using dogs, backhoes and shovels to search Friday for survivors trapped in mud and debris from landslides triggered by a powerful earthquake in northern Japan.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 10:41 p.m.

Quake in northern Japan kills 2, causes landslides, blackout

A powerful earthquake hit wide areas on Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido early Thursday, triggering landslides as well as causing the loss of power at nearly all of 3 …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

Stranded people leave flooded airport after typhoon in Japan

People stranded at a flooded offshore airport overnight returned by boat and bus to the Japanese mainland Wednesday after a typhoon swept across part of Japan’s main island.


2 typhoons weaken after pounding South Korea and Japan

A weakening typhoon brushed by metropolitan Seoul on Friday after battering southern South Korea with heavy rain and high winds, leaving one person missing and a slew of damaged buildings, …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura makes Blue Ribbon’s All-America team

Gonzaga junior forward Rui Hachimura has had a busy offseason and that figures to continue as publications and college basketball websites roll out their All-America teams for the upcoming season.


U.S. beats Japan 7-6 in final of softball world championship

Kelsey Stewart drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning as the United States beat Japan 7-6 in the final of the women’s world softball championship …


Japan urges quick probe of female med school discrimination

Japan’s government urged a medical university to promptly disclose the results of an investigation into its admissions process Friday after reports alleged it had altered the test scores of female …


Japan hangs last 6 members of cult behind subway gas attack

The last six members of a Japanese doomsday cult who remained on death row were executed Thursday for a series of crimes in the 1990s including a sarin gas attack …


Japan’s Abe: US auto tariffs will cost US jobs, harm economy

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned the U.S. on Friday that higher tariffs on auto imports would backfire and harm not only America’s jobs and economy but also devastate the …


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

20,000 remain isolated in rain-struck areas in western Japan

With the damage from record-breaking torrential rains continuing to spread in western Japan, more than 20,000 people remain stranded in Hiroshima, Ehime and Kochi prefectures on Wednesday, as local roads …


Abe visiting flood-hit western Japan as deaths reach 176

Japan’s government says 176 people have been confirmed dead after last week’s heavy rains in western Japan as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits a hard-hit city.


UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018, 10:24 p.m.

At least 100 dead, many missing as ‘historic’ rains pound Japan

At least 85 people have died and 58 are unaccounted for as torrential rains continued to batter parts of western Japan on Sunday, causing landslides and flooding and forcing millions …


38 dead, nearly 50 reported missing as heavy rain hits Japan

Torrents of rainfall and flooding battered a widespread area in southwestern Japan on Saturday, with local media casualty reports climbing quickly. Public broadcaster NHK said 38 people were dead, four …


Seattle Mariners release left-handed pitcher Ariel Miranda so he can play in Japan

Ariel Miranda is now the latest player to leave the Mariners’ organization to pursue a playing opportunity in Japan.


Belgium beats Japan 3-2 to reach World Cup quarterfinals

Jan Vertonghen started Belgium’s comeback with a wild, looping header and Nacer Chaldi capped it by finishing off a 10-second, end-to-end attack in the final moments. It added up to …


Rui Hachimura, Japan advance in World Cup qualifying

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura scored 13 points for Japan, which crushed Chinese Taipei 108-68 Monday to advance to the next round of FIBA World Cup qualifying.


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 7:46 p.m.

All aboard Hello Kitty: Pink bullet train debuts in Japan

A Hello Kitty-themed “shinkansen” bullet train has debuted in Japan. Adorned with the cartoon icon inside and out, it’s a dream ride for fans of the internationally popular character.


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 9:10 p.m.

Rocket developed by Japan startup in flames at liftoff

A rocket developed by a Japanese startup company burst into flames seconds after a failed liftoff Saturday in northern Japan.


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 3:33 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura helps Japan upset Australia

Gonzaga rising junior Rui Hachimura scored 24 points and seven rebounds as Japan stunned Australia 79-78 Friday night for a crucial FIBA World Cup qualifier victory.


Yellow cards against Japan and Senegal in the World Cup

All yellow cards assessed against Japan and Senegal in the group stage of the World Cup, with player, opponent, time, cause and referee.


UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 1:04 p.m.

Japan advances on yellow cards despite losing at World Cup

Japan advanced to the knockout round at the World Cup on a tiebreaker by receiving fewer yellow cards than Senegal. The Japanese lost to Poland 1-0 in their final group …


Japan space explorer arrives at asteroid to collect samples

A Japanese space explorer arrived at an asteroid Wednesday after a 3


UPDATED: Sun., June 24, 2018, 3:03 p.m.

Honda goal gives Japan a 2-2 draw with Senegal at World Cup

Keisuke Honda sat on the bench for 72 minutes, knowing a goal would make him the first Japanese player to score at three World Cups.


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 9:54 a.m.

Early penalty helps Japan beat Colombia 2-1 at World Cup

Japan did what no other Asian team had ever done at a World Cup by beating a South American squad on the biggest stage in soccer. The 2-1 victory over …


UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018, 9:51 p.m.

3 dead after earthquake hits Osaka in western Japan

A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around the city of Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, and at least two people were feared dead.


‘Dead’ husband returns after Japan police send wrong body

A Japanese wife has told police the body she thought was of her missing husband belonged to a stranger after her spouse turned up alive a year later.