Events

Japan lifts evacuation in parts of Fukushima plant hometown

Apr 10, 2019

Japan has partially lifted an evacuation order in one of the two hometowns of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant for the first time

Ichiro turns down Japanese government award for third time

Apr 5, 2019

For the third time, baseball star Ichiro Suzuki has turned down a prestigious Japanese government award handed to top Japanese in sports, entertainment, and culture

Cheika: Wallabies will be ready when it counts at World Cup

Apr 3, 2019

Under pressure after a series of losses, Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has vowed his Australia team can turn things around before this year's Rugby World Cup in Japan

Qualifiers kick off in June for Olympic rugby 7s in Tokyo

Apr 2, 2019

Continental qualifiers for the rugby sevens competition at the Tokyo Olympics will kick off in June

Election observers call still-partial Thai vote count flawed

Mar 27, 2019

An international election observation group has criticized vote counting in Thailand's election, saying the "tabulation and consolidation of ballots were deeply flawed" and thus damaged the perceived integrity of the election

Chen produces spectacular free skate to win gold at worlds

Mar 23, 2019

Defending champion Nathan Chen takes gold again at worlds with spectacular free skate

Zagitova wins at worlds, Tursynbaeva lands 1st quad jump

Mar 22, 2019

Olympic champion Alina Zagitova won the free skate to capture her first title at the figure skating world championships

'No evidence' that American skater intended to harm rival

Mar 21, 2019

The International Skating Union says there is no evidence American figure skater Mariah Bell intended any harm to South Korean skater Lim Eun-soo in an incident that happened during a warmup on the opening day of the figure skating world championships

Ichiro walks off into history in 'sayonara' at Tokyo Dome

Mar 21, 2019

Ichiro walks off into history before 45,000 at Tokyo Dome

Ichiro says goodbye to adoring fans; Mariners beat A's in 12

Mar 21, 2019

Ichiro Suzuki showered with cheers and chants while taking his final bow in a magnificent career that lasted nearly 3 decades

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