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Soccer great Zlatan Ibrahimovic announces retirement

The extroverted Swede's contract with Milan expires at the end of June and will not be renewed following a season plagued by injuries.

Fighters’ Gosuke Katoh gets unique journey in Japanese baseball off to red-hot start

A single against the Giants extended his hitting streak since his debut to eight games — the longest by a rookie to start a career ...

Miyu Kato apologizes for hitting ball girl with stray shot at French Open

Disqualified Japanese tennis player Miyu Kato issued an apology Sunday night after a ball she hit between points struck a ball girl during a French ...


Newly minted ozeki Kirishima departs for long-awaited trip home to Mongolia

The Spring Grand Sumo Tournament winner returns home as the sixth Mongolian-born wrestler to achieve the esteemed rank, second only to yokozuna.

Investigators’ pressure seen as reason for GaaSyy’s return to Japan

Tokyo's Metropolitan Police Department said that GaaSyy’s return was the “result of UAE authorities’ measures and not a voluntary one."


Carnival replaces Hong Kong’s annual Tiananmen candlelight vigil

Underlining the difference from past years, notices near the event’s entrance were clear: no banners, leaflets, posters or other materials with political messages were allowed.

Eyewitness videos proving useful to police, but experts warn of risks

A recent robbery at a high-end watch store on a busy street in central Tokyo has led authorities to warn bystanders against recording videos of ...


Stone coffin opened at Yoshinogari site in southwestern Japan

The sarcophagus is believed to have been built in the Yayoi period during the time of the ancient country of Yamatai.

As Taiwan gears up for 2024 presidential poll, who are the top candidates?

The result will have profound global ramifications as Beijing continues to step up military activity and diplomatic pressure on the island.

South Korean support for building own nukes plummets, survey finds

The plunge in support comes despite North Korea’s increased pace of missile launches and weapons tests.

‘The more, the merrier’: Trump boosted by bloated 2024 race

The larger the chasing pack, the more Donald Trump is likely to win by dividing the anti-Trump vote.


Hideki Matsuyama finishes 7 strokes back at Memorial; Viktor Hovland wins in playoff

Hideki Matsuyama carded a 4-over 76 in the final round of the Memorial Tournament to finish seven strokes back as Norway's Viktor Hovland claimed the ...

Heat rally in fourth quarter to pull even in NBA Finals

Miami erased an eight-point deficit entering the fourth quarter and overcame a 41-point, 11-rebound performance from Nikola Jokic.

Aryna Sabalenka skips news conference after setting up quarterfinal clash against Elina Svitolina

Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus set up a politically charged French Open quarterfinal with Ukraine's Elina Svitolina on Sunday and immediately set the tone for the ...


Nikkei tops 32,000 mark, hitting 33-year high on Wall Street surge

Active buying was sparked by a surge in U.S. stocks late last week on robust jobs data for May.


Rose Zhang becomes first LPGA player since 1951 to win pro debut

Rose Zhang beat Jennifer Kupcho with a par on the second playoff hole to win the Mizuho Americas Open in her professional debut on Sunday, ...

Putin’s war ignites backlash against dollar across the world

All around the world, a backlash is brewing against the hegemony of the U.S. dollar.Brazil and China recently struck a deal to settle trade in ...

A major showdown is brewing over what counts as a carbon credit

A few sentences in a note from an obscure United Nations group has ignited a firestorm in the carbon removal world.

Rapid return of tourists to Japan helping fuel inflation for BOJ

Almost 2 million visitors arrived from overseas in April, compared with less than 140,000 a year earlier, according to Japan’s National Tourism Organization.

Deadly India train crash brings focus back on safety

Carrying more than 21 million passengers a day, the rail network in the world's most populous country is under enormous pressure.

13% of students in Japan prone to depression due to pandemic, study shows

Behavioral restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus are believed to have been among the factors affecting children's mental well-being.

Russia says it thwarted major Ukrainian offensive, killing hundreds

It was not immediately clear whether or not the reported attack represented the start of a Ukrainian counteroffensive, which Kyiv has been promising for months.


The farewell tour: Amid rising costs, a Canadian doctor ends his Japanese music festival

Once dubbed the "patron saint of Japanese indie," Canadian Steven Tanaka is ready to settle down for some "me" time.

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My Number cards found linked to accounts of family members, not card holders

The Digital Agency has warned on its website that it is not possible to register parents' bank accounts for their children to receive public benefits.

Tug-of-war unfolds over exhibit on notorious Japanese military unit

Residents of Nagano Prefecture have pushed for displaying clearer details at the exhibit about the atrocities committed by Unit 731 and want former members' testimonies ...


Internet personality and former lawmaker GaaSyy arrested in Japan

The social media star and NHK Party representative was taken into custody Sunday for alleged defamation threats against celebrities.


China and U.S. trade barbs at Asian security meet despite growing calls for dialogue

Still, the conference saw a series of important speeches and sideline meetings that highlighted U.S. efforts to strengthen its security alliances in the Indo-Pacific region.


The Japanese firms and megabanks funding rainforest destruction

Comprehensive datasets reveal thousands of investments and loans made by Japan’s top lenders and investment funds that are impacting rainforests around the world.


Japan and South Korea defense chiefs aim to prevent recurrence of radar lock-on incident

The meeting, the first in more than three years, was another sign of the neighbors’ rapprochement on the security front after a 2018 fire-control radar ...

Shohei Ohtani collects four hits to finish a homer shy of the cycle

In his second start as the leadoff batter this season, the two-way star singled twice, doubled and tripled at Minute Maid Park, a day after ...