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Parents of ill baby Charlie Gard find doctor to care for him away from hospital: lawyer

A lawyer for the parents of terminally ill baby Charlie Gard told a London court on Wednesday that they had found a doctor willing to ...

Trump bars transgender individuals from U.S. armed forces

U.S. President Donald Trump is barring transgender people from serving in the military “in any capacity,” citing “tremendous medical costs and disruption.”Trump's announcement Wednesday morning ...

Eagles prevail in duel between Pacific League's top teams

Takahiro Norimoto won a scintillating pitchers' duel with Rick van den Hurk, before the Pacific League-leading Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles added on a few more ...

Rights groups ask Duterte to retract threat to bomb schools

Human rights groups asked Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday to retract a threat of airstrikes against tribal schools he accused of teaching students to ...

Abuse of disabled workers trending downward: labor ministry

The number of disabled people who were abused by their employers or bosses in fell 13.4 percent in the year ending March 2017, the labor ...

FC Tokyo, Cerezo advance to quarterfinals in J. League Cup

FC Tokyo and Cerezo Osaka booked their spots in the quarterfinals of the J. League Cup with second-leg home wins in the group stage playoffs ...

Djokovic to miss remainder of 2017 season

Novak Djokovic will miss the rest of this season because of an injured right elbow.That means Djokovic will pull out of the U.S. Open and ...

Leaked document conflicts with Inada claims of no knowledge of activity log cover-up

Another leaked internal document has rocked the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, again suggesting that Defense Minister Tomomi Inada , contrary to previous public ...

No success story for Tokyo in hosting 2020 Games: economist

Tokyo will not benefit long term from hosting the 2020 Olympics , contrary to the hopes and prayers of a nation , sports economist Andrew ...

Eagles acquire infielder Cruz from Giants

The Pacific League-leading Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles on Wednesday bolstered their middle infield by purchasing Luis Cruz from the Central League's Yomiuri Giants.The 33-year-old Mexican ...

Hawks to be without Uchikawa for six weeks

Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks first baseman Seiichi Uchikawa will be sidelined for six weeks because of a fractured left thumb, the Pacific League team said Wednesday.Uchikawa ...

Maeda's solid outing helps Dodgers top Twins

Kenta Maeda picked up his third win in as many starts Tuesday, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Minnesota Twins 6-2 for their fourth ...

Kake Gakuen questions still unanswered

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should realize that his administration won't win back the trust of voters until it gives a more convincing account of the ...

Stockbreeding industry interests and the Kake Gakuen case

The opening of the first university veterinary medical department in 50 years is part of an effort to overhaul interests controlling the nation's livestock industry.

Why the BOJ's lips remain sealed on exit strategy

The central bank doesn't want to talk about why it's lagging behind its peers.

Kiyuna, Shimizu win gold in karate kata at World Games

Reigning world champions Ryo Kiyuna and Kiyou Shimizu won gold in the karate kata division for men and women, respectively, at the World Games on ...

Japan comes up short in quest for first-ever sabre medal at worlds

The Japanese women finished fourth Tuesday in the team sabre competition at the World Fencing Championships, missing the chance to capture the country's first-ever medal ...

Curry, Warriors finalize new deal

Stephen Curry has already delivered his share of success to a franchise that desperately needed it. Now, he's being paid for all he has done ...

Three yokozuna to miss summer regional tour

Three of the four current yokozuna will miss part or all of the summer regional tour which begins this weekend, Japan Sumo Association deputy director ...

Yokozuna Hakuho showing no signs of letting up anytime soon

Hakuho continued to defy time, as well as a host of up-and-coming young fighters, winning the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament with a 14-1 record. That ...

Two arrested for impersonating Google, selling fake virus protection

Two men have been arrested for allegedly sending virus infection alerts purporting to be from Google Inc. and deceiving recipients into paying for antivirus software, ...

U.S. officials now believe North Korea will have ICBM capable of carrying nuclear warhead by next year

Intelligence officials believe North Korea will have a reliable intercontinental missile capable of carrying a nuclear weapon as early as next year, according to a ...

Dollar holds firm above ¥111.50 in Tokyo

The dollar held firm above ¥111.50 in late Tokyo trading Wednesday, though it cut gains amid a wait-and-see mood ahead of a policy decision by ...

Ministry pushes farmers to attain certification to supply food for Tokyo Olympics

The agriculture ministry has stepped up efforts to certify more agricultural producers in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, as the number of ...

The Japanese 'Tunnel Man' of Alaska: Not quite life on Mars, but pretty out-there

With his dream of inhabiting the red planet out of reach, Kenji Yoshikawa instead sought out similar landscapes on Earth and teaches kids about Mars-style ...

More leaked documents counter Inada claim of no knowledge of activity log cover-up

A leaked memo has rocked the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, again suggesting Defense Minister Tomomi Inada had been informed of an alleged data ...

Up, up and away: a Pomeranian named Balloon

Balloon came to ARK in bad shape, rundown and very poorly cared for. That was three months ago, and the transformation is astounding.

Tokyo stocks snap three-session losing streak

Stocks snapped a three-session losing streak on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, backed by an overnight rise in U.S. equities and the yen's easing against ...

Rural resorts, well-to-do visitors key as Japan looks to become tourism giant

Developing rural resorts that can draw wealthy overseas visitors is the key to making Japan a thriving tourism-oriented nation, Mori Trust Co. President Miwako Date ...

Tokyo government calls on the public to name Ueno Zoo's new panda cub

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Wednesday unveiled the process for public submissions to name of the female giant panda cub born in June at Ueno ...

Zuckerberg, Musk spar over the potential threat to humanity from AI

Visionary entrepreneur Elon Musk and Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg have traded jabs over artificial intelligence in a debate that has turned personal between the two ...

Nintendo returns to profit in April-June quarter fueled by strong Switch sales

Nintendo Co. said Wednesday it posted a group net profit of ¥21.26 billion for the three-month period that ended in June, a turnaround ...

New women-only capsule hotel to open in central Tokyo as firm sees strong demand

Two Tokyo firms are set to open a women-only capsule hotel in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward Thursday in an effort to meet a need for simple ...

U.S. Commerce Secretary Ross suggests Japan trade deal talks will take time

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross indicated Tuesday that it will take time before the United States can start trade deal negotiations with Japan.“Japan hasn't yet ...

New study gives update on CTE

Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes in ...

Figuring out who to watch at this year's Fuji Rock Festival

The 2017 edition of Fuji Rock Festival boasts one of the more eclectic lineups the long-running gathering has had in recent years. The headliners tell ...

Be prepared before you head out for a weekend of music

With Fuji Rock happening this weekend, it's time to start making sure you've got everything you need to make the festival an unadulterated success. Here's ...

'Tokyo Ghoul' will have you wondering who the real monsters are

A “ghoul” was originally a creature in Arabic folklore that feasts on the flesh of the living or the dead, depending on the tale. The ...

Tom Cruise has 'Mummy' issues

'The Mummy” begins with one main premise: Tom Cruise still has it. It ends with a promise: Tom Cruise will always have it. Assuming you're ...

Russia calls U.S. sanctions vote 'serious step' toward wrecking chances of improved ties

An overwhelming vote by the U.S. House of Representatives to slap tough new sanctions on Moscow is a “serious step” toward wrecking chances of improving ...

Airbnb and Mizuho-backed venture team up to offer unique Japan stays

Airbnb Inc. is looking to deliver experiences in Japan that travelers can't get anywhere else, by offering the opportunity to stay in temples, train stations ...

Normalizing the North Korean threat with malls and tourism at South Korean city beside the DMZ

A half-hour's drive north of Seoul, along a highway lined with barbed wire, lie two shopping malls the size of several stadiums, a stone's throw ...

Al-Qaida in Syria snuffs out competition in war-torn country's northwest

Syrian rebels and activists are warning that an al-Qaida-linked jihadi group is on the verge of snuffing out what remains of the country's uprising in ...

Osaka restaurant chain fined for forcing foreign student employees to work excessive hours

An Osaka-based restaurant chain operator and its top manager were fined Wednesday for making foreign student employees work longer hours than legally permitted.The Osaka Summary ...

Thanks to 'rejuvenation,' definition of elderly should go up 10 years, Japanese researchers say

In January, when researchers specializing in aging studies proposed that Japan redefine “elderly” as being aged 75 and older — instead of the current 65 ...

Aichi woman opens cafe to support Nepalese woman rescued from sex trade

When stay-at-home mom Mika Sato found herself in Nepal meeting girls rescued from the country's sex trade, she couldn't escape seeing her young daughter's face ...

Trump leaving post of first pet vacant

Politically ambitious pups and kittens: Put your resumes aside. The job of first pet — a White House gig with luxurious live-in privileges, after-hours access ...

U.S. black women are picking up firearms for self-defense in growing numbers

Sitting in a classroom above a gun range, a woman hesitantly says she isn't sure she could ever shoot and kill someone, even to protect ...

The rise of AI: Should you worry?

Tech titans Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk recently slugged it out online over the threat that artificial intelligence might one day pose to the human ...

'Japan's Macron' Shinjiro Koizumi in the spotlight ahead of Cabinet shake-up

He's young, good-looking and the media call him “Japan's Macron,” so it is little surprise that lawmakers say Shinjiro Koizumi may be offered a post ...