Events

China urges Japan to ensure rights of 2 in shrine protest

Dec 14, 2018

China's foreign ministry says it has urged Japan to ensure the legal rights of two Hong Kong residents who staged a protest this week at a shrine to Japan's war dead in Tokyo

Coach Moriyasu goes with youth in Japan squad for Asian Cup

Dec 13, 2018

Southampton's Maya Yoshida and Salzburg's Takumi Minamino have been included in a Japan squad that will be missing Shinji Okazaki and Shinji Kagawa at next month's Asian Cup

Chinese state media praise Bush as 'statesman of vision'

Dec 3, 2018

Chinese state media are praising George H.W. Bush as a "statesman of vision," recalling the late president's role in helping end the Cold War and establishing policies toward China

22 dead in blast next to chemical plant in northern China

Nov 28, 2018

An explosion near a chemical plant in northeastern China has left 22 people dead and destroyed scores of vehicles

America's Cup vet Outteridge to lead SailGP's Japanese team

Nov 21, 2018

Double Olympic medalist and former America's Cup skipper Nathan Outteridge has been named CEO and helmsman of Japan's entry in the new SailGP sailing league

Death of young Thai kickboxer brings focus on dangers

Nov 20, 2018

The sight of two preteen boys pummeling each other with fists, elbows, knees and feet as a boisterous crowd shouts wagers is considered good, clean sport in Thailand, but a boy's recent death may bring changes

AP Interview: US VP's wife champions art therapy in Japan

Nov 13, 2018

Karen Pence, the vice president's wife, has announced a $54,000 grant at a Japanese university for studying art therapy, a little-known mental health profession she has chosen as her cause under the Trump administration

Kashima Antlers beat Persepolis 2-0 in 1st leg of ACL final

Nov 3, 2018

Leo Silva and Serginho scored second half goals as Kashima Antlers beat Iran's Persepolis 2-0 in the first leg of the Asian Champions League final

Svitolina beats Stephens to win season-ending WTA Finals

Oct 28, 2018

Elina Svitolina secured the biggest title of her career on Sunday, becoming the first Ukrainian player to win the season-ending WTA Finals trophy

Former No. 1 Wozniacki has rheumatoid arthritis

Oct 25, 2018

Caroline Wozniacki says she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis before the U.S. Open

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