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Hadleigh Parkes column: World Cup quarter-final v France and naked onsens

Hadleigh Parkes on the World Cup quarter-final against France and how his Wales team-mates have taken to Japan's naked hot springs.
Tags: Japan, News, Wales, France, Hadleigh Parkes


Japan’s team takes on South Africa in World Cup knockout

TOKYO (AP) — Before each match, Michael Leitch and his Japan squad have left the field in a battle-like formation after their warmup, each man in widening ranks behind the captain and with his right hand gripping the shoulder of the teammate in front. After each match, the entire squad has lined up to take […]
Tags: Japan, News, Sports, Ap, Nation, South Africa, Tokyo, Michael Leitch


Deep-sea explorers find sunken warship from key WWII battle

Deep-sea explorers scouring the world's oceans for sunken World War II ships are focusing in on debris fields deep in the Pacific, in an area where one of the most decisive battles of the time took place. Hundreds of miles off Midway Atoll, nearly halfway between the United States and Japan, a research vessel is launching underwater robots miles into the abyss to look for warships from the famed Battle of Midway. Weeks of grid searches around the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands already have led ...
Tags: Japan, News, United States, Pacific, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands


Chinese Nuclear Stockpile Clouds Prospects for U.S.-Russia Deal

(Bloomberg) -- A key hurdle to extending a landmark nuclear treaty between the U.S. and Russia isn’t Donald Trump or Vladimir Putin. It’s China.The New START treaty, the last major arms control accord between the world’s two nuclear superpowers, is set to expire in early 2021. Like another key treaty covering intermediate-range nuclear missiles, which collapsed this year after the U.S. quit that accord, Trump administration officials say the agreement may not be worth extending if China isn’t br...
Tags: Asia, Japan, New York, News, Vladimir Putin, Washington, North Korea, France, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, India, Israel, Barack Obama, Georgia, Bloomberg


Japan to send own force, won’t join US coalition for Mideast

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has decided not to join a U.S. coalition to protect commercial vessels in the Middle East, but will send its own force to ensure the safe shipment of oil to Japan. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Friday that Japan will keep cooperating closely with Washington even if it won’t join […]
Tags: Japan, News, Washington, US, Ap, Nation, Middle East, Tokyo, Mideast, Yoshihide Suga, Nation & World


Dementia poses threat to health similar to HIV and Aids, summit told

Dutch government warns there will be 75 million people with condition worldwide by 2030Dementia poses a threat to global health on the same scale as HIV and Aids, the Dutch government has said, warning the number of people with the condition will not be far off the population of Germany by 2030.In a speech to the World Dementia Council summit in Japan on Friday, Hugo de Jonge, the Netherlands health minister, said dementia was underfunded, misunderstood and overlooked, as HIV and Aids were in th...
Tags: Health, Europe, Japan, Germany, Society, World news, Mental Health, Netherlands, Global development, Dementia, Alzheimer's, Global Health, World Dementia Council


Brunel’s reign on last legs with Wales favored vs France

OITA, Japan (AP) — It’s the land of hot springs in this most southwestern of Japan’s main islands, so Jacques Brunel used some downtime before the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals to sample some of Oita’s soothing and relaxing waters. Well, he tried. A torrential downpour forced the France coach to abort his trip soon after […]
Tags: Japan, News, Wales, France, Sports, Brunel, Jacques Brunel, Oita, Oita Japan


Siya Kolisi: Shock defeat by Japan 'has been with us for four years'

Much has changed since South Africa's shock defeat by Japan at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, but the Springboks' scars from that day in Brighton have never completely healed.
Tags: Japan, Cnn, South Africa, Brighton, Springboks, Siya Kolisi


Typhoon Hagibis: Japan postpones Emperor Naruhito's enthronement parade

Japan's Emperor Naruhito will formally ascend to the throne on Tuesday, as rescue efforts continue.
Tags: Japan, News, Naruhito


No looking back for Boks or Japan ahead of World Cup QFs

TOKYO (AP) — It wasn’t lost in translation, more a difference in perspective. Japan coach Jamie Joseph referred to the team’s heavy loss to South Africa last month as a rehearsal for the Rugby World Cup. The South Africans described it as a warmup for the sport’s marquee tournament. Either way, the 41-7 result doesn’t […]
Tags: Japan, News, Sports, Ap, South Africa, Tokyo, Boks, Jamie Joseph


Japan to pardon 550,000 criminals to mark new emperor's enthronement

More than half a million petty criminals will be pardoned in Japan next week to mark the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito, the government announced Friday.
Tags: Japan, Cnn, Naruhito


Japan makes 1 enforced change for World Cup QF vs Springboks

TOKYO (AP) — Michael Leitch still isn’t satisfied, even after his Japan squad qualified for the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals for the first time. Leitch will line up against South Africa on Sunday four years after being part of the team that produced the most shocking upset in the tournament’s history with a victory over […]
Tags: Japan, News, Sports, Ap, South Africa, Tokyo, Leitch, Springboks, Michael Leitch


AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

An Indian worker mixes gunpowder to make firecrackers for Diwali, the upcoming Hindu festival of lights, at a factory on the outskirts of Ahmadabad. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, bullet trains are submerged in muddy waters in Nagano, central Japan, in the wake of Typhoon Hagibis. A lake in Dharmasala, India, […]
Tags: Asia, Japan, News, Nation, Nagano, Diwali, Asia Pacific region, Ahmadabad, Nation & World, Dharmasala India


Fate of Japan's imperial dynasty rests on shoulders of 13-year-old

When Japan's youngest prince, Hisahito, visited Bhutan in August on his first overseas trip just months after his uncle Naruhito became emperor, his trip was regarded as the debut of a future monarch on the world stage. Emperor Naruhito, 59, who became monarch on May 1 following the abdication of his father, Akihito, will proclaim his enthronement in an Oct. 22 ceremony before foreign and domestic dignitaries. Japan only allows males to ascend the ancient Chrysanthemum Throne and changes to th...
Tags: Japan, News, Bhutan, Akihito, Naruhito, Hisahito


Look what I made for lovers of Kewpie mayonnaise

Kewpie Mayonnaise, made in Japan, has extra egg yolk and MSG in it, making it far superior to any other commercially-made mayonnaise. My family loves the Kewpie. To make it easier to squeeze out of the bottle, I 3D printed a thing you can attach to the cap so you can invert the bottle and let the mayo settle near the spout. Now we don't have to shake the bottle to get the mayo out. If you want to print one of your own, here's the STL file. If you don't have a printer but love Kewpie and need one...
Tags: Food, Post, Japan, News, Makers, 3d Printing, MSG, Useful Stuff, Kewpie


Watch this Japanese man harvest salt from the sea using a traditional method

Ryoichi Toya of Suzu, Japan harvests 3.5 tons of salt per year from the ocean. He starts by pouring buckets of seawater onto a bed of raked sand. After the sand has dried, it's collected in a large wooden box, to which additional seawater is added, to create a very salty liquid. This is boiled over a wood fire for six hours to remove the water. "Salt produced with the Agehama style is made from seawater and is mainly used for food," he says. "It's mild in taste and the texture is smooth. It's...
Tags: Video, Japan, News, Salt, Ryoichi Toya, Suzu Japan


Canada women to play tournament in China to prepare for Olympic qualifier

TORONTO — Canada will take part in a women's soccer invitational tournament in China next month, facing Brazil and either China or New Zealand in Yongchuan.The matches are part of Canada's preparations for the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament in January/February 2020.Seventh-ranked Canada will play No. 11 Brazil on Nov. 7 while No. 16 China meets No. 23 New Zealand. The two winners will then meet in the final Nov. 10 while the two losers play for third place the same...
Tags: Japan, News, Sweden, France, China, Toronto, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand, Brazil, The Canadian Press, Kenneth Heiner Moller


Japan a 'formidable' foe, says South Africa coach ahead of quarters clash

The Rugby World Cup was not yet five minutes old and Japan was staring at a nightmare. The host looked rattled. The players appeared gripped by stage fright. Even before the expectant crowd in Tokyo had got comfortable, Japan was 7-0 down to low-ranking Russia.
Tags: Japan, Cnn, South Africa, Tokyo


Fears of military build-up as China secretly leases entire island in Solomons

The government of the Solomon Islands has reached a secretive deal with a Chinese company with close ties to the Communist party that grants it exclusive rights to develop Tulagi, once the seat of British colonial rule in the Pacific archipelago.  The confidential arrangement has alarmed residents and raised fears that Beijing could be planning to use the tiny territory for future military rather than just commercial purposes.  Tulagi, which has a protected deepwater harbour, has long been viewe...
Tags: Japan, News, China, US, Beijing, New York Times, South Pacific, Times, Taipei, Solomon Islands, Pacific, Kiribati, Port Vila Vanuatu, Solomons, Pacific Islands, Indo Pacific


World's richest horse races: The top seven prize pots in racing

The Dubai World Cup, Pegasus, Everest, Breeders' Cup Classic, Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and Japan Cup offer the richest prizes in racing.
Tags: Japan, Cnn, Arc de Triomphe


36 Hours in Yokohama

Rugby and Olympics fans have a good reason to visit the second-largest city in Japan, as do those in search of gardens, temples and the largest Chinatown in the country.
Tags: Japan, News, Chinatown, Yokohama, Travel and Vacations, Yokohama (Japan


Tokyo will have to accept IOC plan to move marathon to Hokkaido: 2020 Olympics head

Tokyo has little choice but to accept an International Olympic Committee (IOC) move to shift the 2020 marathon to a cooler northern island in Japan despite opposition to the plan in the capital, the president of Tokyo 2020 Olympics said on Thursday. The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday announced a plan to move the marathon and race walking events to Japan's northern Hokkaido island because of worries about heat in Tokyo next summer.
Tags: Japan, News, Tokyo, Ioc, International Olympic Committee, International Olympic Committee IOC


Rugby World Cup 2019: Wales' team behind the team in Japan

BBC Sport Wales takes an in-depth look at the staff driving Wales' bid for World Cup glory in Japan, the team behind the team.
Tags: Japan, News, Wales, Bbc, Sport Wales


Japan PM visits storm-hit areas, royal parade may be delayed

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is visiting towns devasted by the deadly typhoon to meet residents to assess damage and their needs. Rescue and relief efforts for stranded or missing people in flooded mountain villages continued Thursday, as the death toll climbed. NHK television counted 77 killed, while the Fire and Disaster […]
Tags: Japan, News, Ap, Shinzo Abe, Tokyo, NHK, Nation & World


Police investigate alleged assault by Uruguay rugby players

TOKYO (AP) — Police in Japan are investigating an alleged assault by Uruguay rugby players at a bar in the southwestern part of the country. The Japanese news agency Kyodo reported that two Uruguay players tackled staff members and damaged property at a bar in Kumamoto. Kyodo said the business may file a criminal report. […]
Tags: Japan, News, Sports, Ap, Tokyo, Uruguay, Kyodo, Kumamoto Kyodo


Typhoon Hagibis death toll rises to 74 as thousands are left stranded in the cold without power

The death toll from Typhoon Hagibis has risen to 74 in Japan, as thousands of residents remain without power or water and evening temperatures hover around 15 degrees Celsius (59 Fahrenheit), according to public broadcaster NHK.
Tags: Japan, Cnn, Hagibis


Japan Spent Mightily to Soften Nature’s Wrath, but Can It Ever Be Enough?

After a typhoon’s record-breaking rains breached dozens of levees, the country is wondering whether even the costliest systems can be future-proofed for the age of climate change.
Tags: Weather, Japan, News, Global Warming, Floods, Levees and Dams, Infrastructure (Public Works, Typhoon Hagibis (2019


Did Japan Ban 5G Technology Over Health Concerns?

More to the point, does the “Ministry of High Technologies” even exist in Japan?
Tags: Japan, News, Ministry of High Technologies


3-time Olympic cyclist Phinney announces his retirement

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Three-time Olympic cyclist Taylor Phinney is retiring from professional racing, ending a career that included 10 world championship medals and a stage win at the Giro d’Italia. Phinney announced Wednesday that he would ride for his team, EF Education First, for the last time this weekend in Japan. The 29-year-old […]
Tags: Japan, News, Colorado, Sports, Taylor Phinney, Phinney, EF Education First, Giro d Italia Phinney


My new fave Instagram account: miniature models of old Tokyo storefronts

Christopher Robin is a Stockholm designer who makes realistic miniature models of aged Tokyo storefronts. He's got an Instagram account with photos of his work.   View this post on Instagram   Panic working here, lots of stuff left to do and aprox one week left until deadline. Working on the vending machine, added the glass and did some weathering. A real mental workout to figure out how to build this one in the best w...
Tags: Video, Japan, News, Makers, Art and design, Models, Tokyo, Lake, Miniatures, Stockholm, Christopher Robin



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