Japan looks for missing after typhoon, warned of mudslides
TOKYO (AP) — Rescue crew dug through mudslides and searched near swollen rivers Monday after a typhoon caused serious damage in central and northern Japan, leaving dozens of people dead or...
The Latest: Typhoon leaves up to 33 dead in Japan
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the damage from Typhoon Hagibis in Japan (all times local):
Rescuers in Japan are continuing to help people in the aftermath of a ferocious...
Typhoon leaves as many as 33 dead as Japan continues rescue
TOKYO (AP) — Helicopters, boats and thousands of troops were deployed across Japan to rescue people stranded in flooded homes Sunday, as the death toll from a ferocious typhoon climbed to as high...
The Latest: Japan reaches first World Cup quarterfinal
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 24 of the Rugby World Cup in Japan (all times local):
Japan got the chance to prove it was a worthy quarterfinalist and took it bravely with a...
Japan v Scotland to go ahead at World Cup in wake of typhoon
TOKYO (AP) — A third Rugby World Cup game in Japan was canceled before organizers decided it was safe enough for the tournament host to play Scotland at Yokohama on Sunday, a night after a deadly...
The Latest: Powerful typhoon reaches greater Tokyo area
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Typhoon Hagibis (all times local):
Helicopters are plucking people from their flooded homes as rescue efforts went into full force in wide areas...
Tokyo area shuts down as powerful typhoon lashes Japan
TOKYO (AP) — A heavy downpour and strong winds pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday as a powerful typhoon forecast to be Japan's worst in six decades made landfall and passed over the...
As Japan braces for typhoon, rugby squad trains in the rain
TOKYO (AP) — Emergency crews were on high alert. Flights and trains were cancelled. Rugby stars here for the World Cup mostly heeded the same warnings as everyone else as Japan braced to be hit by...
The Latest: Ireland crush Samoa 47-5 to reach quarterfinals
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 23 of the Rugby World Cup in Japan (all times local):
Ireland crushed Samoa 47-5 in their final Pool A game to reach the quarterfinals with a...
Typhoon may bring 30 inches of rain, strong winds to Tokyo
TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon is forecast to bring up to 80 centimeters (30 inches) of rain and damaging winds to the Tokyo area and Japan's Pacific coast this weekend, and the government is...
Global stocks higher on US-China trade optimism
BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks rose sharply Friday on optimism about U.S.-Chinese talks on ending a tariff war, while oil prices gained as much as 2% after a rocket attack on an Iranian...
Arrested Japanese stalker used pupil image reflections
TOKYO (AP) — A man arrested on suspicion of stalking a female pop idol used the reflections of her pupils in photos she shared on social media and Google Street View to find where she...
Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher on trade optimism
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Friday on optimism about U.S.-Chinese talks on ending a tariff war.
Benchmarks in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul advanced, while...
Rugby World Cup cancels 2 games ahead of expected typhoon
TOKYO (AP) — Well before a potentially devastating typhoon was expected to hit Japan, it ruined Italy's Rugby World Cup quarterfinal ambitions and the hopes of one of the sport's longest-serving...
The Latest: Namibia make 6 changes for Canada
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 21 at the typhoon-affected Rugby World Cup (all times local):
Namibia made six changes to the starting lineup which lost to New Zealand for the...
Osaka set to represent Japan at Tokyo Olympics
TOKYO (AP) — Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka says she intends to represent Japan at next year's Tokyo Olympics.
The Olympic Channel says Osaka, who plays under a Japanese flag in...
Super typhoon on track to drench Japan’s main island
TOKYO (AP) — Japan is bracing for a super typhoon on track to hit central and eastern regions over the three-day weekend, with sport events and domestic flights canceled and sandbags given away to...
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The Latest: Wales edges Fiji in a thriller
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 20 at the Rugby World Cup (all times local):
Left winger Josh Adams scored a hat trick of tries as Wales reached the quarterfinals beating Fiji...
Court hears case on paternity leave at Japanese brokerage
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The Latest: Chinese say people have expressed their opinion
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Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang says ordinary people have already expressed...
Japan protests to NKorea over sea collision, vows firm steps
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday that Tokyo has lodged a protest with Pyongyang over a collision between a North Korean fishing boat that illegally entered Japan's...
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Stand-in flyhalf Barrett leads All Blacks’ rout of Namibia
TOKYO (AP) — Given the keys to the All Blacks machine, first-time flyhalf Jordie Barrett stalled it a couple of times.
Barrett stayed positive, though, refocused, respected the ball, and...
The Latest: Canada picks van der Merwe to play South Africa
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 17 of the Rugby World Cup in Japan (all times local):
Canada has made six changes to its starting lineup for the Pool B game against South...
Djokovic beats Millman in straight sets to win Japan Open
TOKYO (AP) — Novak Djokovic couldn't have asked for a better tournament debut in Tokyo.
Playing in the Japanese capital for the first time, Djokovic beat Australian qualifier John Millman...
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Namibians keen to measure themselves against All Blacks
TOKYO (AP) — The one time the Namibians met New Zealand in test rugby, they got lots of breaks.
The Latest: Lavanini red card hearing on Monday
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 16 of the Rugby World Cup in Japan (all times local):
The disciplinary hearing for Argentina lock Tomas Lavanini will be on Monday in...
England reach World Cup quarters after beating 14-man Pumas
TOKYO (AP) — After its third pool game at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, England was embarrassingly eliminated from the tournament it was hosting.
Djokovic overpowers Goffin to reach Japan Open final
TOKYO (AP) — Novak Djokovic has been in dominant form at the Japan Open. That bodes well for the top-ranked Serb's chances of winning the gold medal at next year's Olympics.
Competitors swallow transmitters to study heat effects
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The stopwatch is only one way to measure the gains athletes are making at the world championships this year.
About 200 runners volunteered to swallow red-and-white...
Novak Djokovic beats Pouille to reach Japan Open semifinals
TOKYO (AP) — Novak Djokovic is making quite a debut in Tokyo.
Competing in the Japanese capital for the first time, Djokovic beat fifth-seeded Lucas Pouille 6-1, 6-2 Friday to advance to the...
The Latest: Springboks beat 14-man Italy 49-3
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 15 of the Rugby World Cup in Japan (all times local):
South Africa won big in a game it had to win, trouncing 14-man Italy 49-3 in Shizuoka to...
Global markets mixed as investors eye US jobs data
BEIJING (AP) — World shares were mixed Friday as investors turn their attention to the monthly U.S. jobs report after a series of gloomy economic news dampened investors’ outlook this...
The Latest: Ticket sales top 1.8 million for first Asia RWC
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 15 of the Rugby World Cup in Japan (all times local):
Ticket sales have topped 1.8 million for the first Rugby World Cup staged in Asia.
Asia stocks mixed after Wall Street rebound
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Friday after Wall Street rebounded on investor hopes for a U.S. interest rate cut.
Tokyo and Hong Kong declined while Sydney gained and Seoul was...
Global stocks mixed amid economy worries
BEIJING (AP) — World shares were mixed Thursday as lackluster economic data and ongoing battles over trade continue to feed worries about the global economy.
The Latest: Ireland rebound with 35-0 win over Russia
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 14 of the Rugby World Cup in Japan (all times local):
Ireland rebounded from its jolting loss to Japan by defeating winless Russia only 35-0 in...
Labor union wants inspections at Tokyo Olympic venues
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers and two government bodies building venues for next year’s games have until the end of the month to agree to outside inspections on construction...
Third-seeded Goffin advances to quarterfinals at Japan Open
TOKYO (AP) — When it comes to the Japan Open, David Goffin is impressive. And that bodes well for his chances at next year’s Olympics.
The third-seeded Belgian, who reached the final in both...
Tokyo Games: Union wants venue inspection, worker interviews
TOKYO (AP) — An international labor union investigating worker safety and the use of migrant workers at venues for next year's Tokyo Olympics is asking for a joint inspection of construction sites...
Japan ups sales tax to 10% amid signs economy is weakening
TOKYO (AP) — Japan raised its national sales tax to 10% from 8% on Tuesday, risking short-term pain for the sake of the country's future financial stability as it copes with a fast aging and...
The Latest: Samoa winger’s red card hearing on Wednesday
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 11 of the Rugby World Cup (all times local):
Samoa wing Ed Fidow has been summoned to a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday in Tokyo after being...
Prosecutors appeal TEPCO acquittal in Fukushima case
TOKYO (AP) — Prosecutors in the only criminal trial involving the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown appealed Monday against the acquittal of three former Tokyo Electric Power Co....
Tokyo Olympic organizers: 6,900 tickets bought through fraud
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers are investigating the fraudulent purchase of 6,900 tickets worth 180 million yen ($1.67 million) that were obtained in an online lottery for Japan...
Kerevi disappointed to cost team points for legit charge
TOKYO (AP) — Samu Kerevi was more disappointed to cost Australia three points against Wales in the Rugby World Cup than being penalized for a legitimate charge.
Patchell’s tackle praised by Wales, criticized by Wallabies
TOKYO (AP) — One tackle brought him into the contest.
Another tackle brought him contempt.
Rhys Patchell had a special day at the Rugby World Cup.