Stories tagged: Japan
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
Japan’s central government has resumed work at a disputed U.S. military base relocation site on the southern island of Okinawa despite local opposition.
Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
America’s top diplomat said Saturday the U.S. will coordinate with allies Japan and South Korea on efforts to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons.
Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 4:35 p.m.
Two scientists who first harnessed the power of the immune system to fight incurable cancers have won the 2018 Nobel Prize in medicine or physiology. The discoveries made by American …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 7:58 p.m.
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.
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.
Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 5:57 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 9:41 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 9:55 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
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 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.
Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 8:53 a.m.
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 …
Wed., July 25, 2018, 8:56 p.m.
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 …
Fri., July 20, 2018, 10:01 a.m.
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.
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 …
Tue., July 10, 2018, 8:23 p.m.
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 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 …
Sat., July 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
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 …
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.