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  • Giants pitcher Takagi seeking comeback after gambling ban March 22, 2017
    Relief pitcher Kyosuke Takagi has told the Yomiuri Giants that he wants to return to baseball following his one-year suspension for gambling, the Central League club announced Wednesday. The Giants could file an application for his reinstatement with Nippon Professional Baseball’s commissioner as early as Thursday. If the team’s request is accepted, the 27-y […]
  • Author returns to China civil war siege that haunts her, still seeking honor for its dead March 22, 2017
    Scarred by her childhood ordeal in Changchun, Homare Endo channeled her energies into helping Chinese students in Japan. The post Author returns to China civil war siege that haunts her, still seeking honor for its dead appeared first on The Japan Times. […]
    Kris Kosaka
  • Views from Osaka: Would you agree that Japanese society is built upon politeness and hospitality? March 22, 2017
    Robert Kodama asked passers-by in Japan's mercantile capital about two traits often mentioned in the same breath as "Japanese people." The post Views from Osaka: Would you agree that Japanese society is built upon politeness and hospitality? appeared first on The Japan Times. […]
    Robert Kodama
  • Halilhodzic looking for team leaders to fill Hasebe gap against UAE March 22, 2017
    Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic is confident his players can overcome the loss of captain Makoto Hasebe for Thursday’s vital World Cup qualifier away to the United Arab Emirates. But the Franco-Bosnian coach refused to reveal who would take the captain’s armband when his side goes in search of revenge for its controversial 2-1 loss to […] The post Halilhodzic […]
    Gus Fielding
  • Takayasu’s loss hands Kisenosato sole lead at Spring Basho March 22, 2017
    Yokozuna Kakuryu handed surprising sekiwake Takayasu his first loss on Wednesday, the 11th day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, while yokozuna Kisenosato remained unbeaten. The newly minted yokozuna survived a scare from No. 4 maegashira Yoshikaze to improve to 11-0 in the 15-day tourney at Edion Arena Osaka. Ozeki Terunofuji and 10th-ranked maegashira T […]
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