Stories tagged: Japan
Thu., July 5, 2018, 5:42 p.m.
Ariel Miranda is now the latest player to leave the Mariners’ organization to pursue a playing opportunity in Japan.
Mon., July 2, 2018, 6:41 p.m.
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 …
Mon., July 2, 2018, 10:31 a.m.
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.
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.
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 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.
Thu., June 28, 2018, 10:43 a.m.
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 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 …
Tue., June 26, 2018, 7:50 p.m.
A Japanese space explorer arrived at an asteroid Wednesday after a 3
UPDATED: Sun., June 24, 2018, 3:03 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
Wed., June 13, 2018, 8:10 p.m.
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.
UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 10:06 a.m.
The prices that small-operation ranchers in Washington get for their cattle is tied to the global economy, making it about as hard to predict as the prairie rain.
Sun., May 6, 2018, 9 a.m.
Case VanderMeulen’s oldest brother inherited his family’s 100-cow dairy in The Netherlands. So the younger brother came to America and built a fortress of milk that never sleeps.
Fri., May 4, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Ichiro Suzuki has not officially retired from baseball. But his move to the front office of the Seattle Mariners is seen by many in Japan as the beginning of a …
Tue., May 1, 2018, 3:34 p.m.
The Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners will play an opening two-game series in Tokyo on March 20 and 21, the fifth time Major League Baseball will start its season in …
UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 5:20 p.m.
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the U.S. and North Korea are holding direct talks at “extremely high levels” in preparation for a potential summit with North Korean leader Kim …
UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 7:03 p.m.
Rui Hachimura and Killian Tillie weren’t interested in declaring for the NBA Draft unless they were committed 100 percent.
UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 9:44 p.m.
Takata Corp., the Japanese air bag maker embroiled in a massive global recall, says its acquisition by U.S. mobility safety company Key Safety Systems has been completed and its president …
UPDATED: Sun., April 8, 2018, 6:57 p.m.
Rui Hachimura provided an answer to one of Gonzaga’s biggest offseason questions. The talented forward announced Sunday he will return for his junior season with the Zags.
Fri., April 6, 2018, 9:58 p.m.
A woman mayor in western Japan protested sumo’s male-only rules Friday in a speech she was forced to make outside of the ring unlike her male counterparts, as controversy over …
UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 3:04 p.m.
A dog that United Airlines mistakenly flew to Japan is back with its family in Kansas.
Fri., March 9, 2018, 8:10 a.m.
A Finance Ministry official linked to a scandal involving the wife of Japan’s prime minister has been found dead, the ministry confirmed Friday, and a second official resigned.
UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 6:48 p.m.
Trade ministers from 11 Pacific Rim countries signed a sweeping free trade agreement Thursday to streamline trade and slash tariffs on the same day that President Donald Trump was expected …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 9:53 p.m.
It was easy to be mesmerized by Rui Hachimura’s post-up buckets, one- or two-dribble moves and midrange jumpers against Saint Mary’s. But it was the other end of the floor …
Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 4:23 p.m.
Kei Saito, a reserve on Japan’s short-track speedskating team, is the first athlete to test positive for a banned substance at the Pyeongchang Olympics, the Court of Arbitration for Sport …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 6:01 p.m.
Gonzaga extends television signal to Japan as Rui Hachimura continues to play prominent role on team
Last Thursday’s Gonzaga-San Diego game was the first of four Zag contests to be televised on J Sports in Japan, via an agreement with Root Sports/KHQ through Metta Sport. The …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Japan has a new robot cafe where customers can enjoy coffee brewed and served by a robot barista.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 6:48 p.m.
Leaders of countries in a Pacific Rim trade pact rejected by President Donald Trump are welcoming progress on a final agreement to press ahead without U.S., saying it shows a …