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  • Mixed feelings about Otakon's impending move to Washington

    Mixed feelings about Otakon's impending move to Washington
    For many attending Otakon, it's hard to think of the Japanese and East Asian anime and pop culture convention without associating it with the city of Baltimore, where it has been held since 1999. But in 2017, the popular three-day event will move to...
  • Japan sends Hello Kitty into space

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Hello Kitty, Japan's ambassador of cute, is on a government-funded mission to space. The project to launch Sanrio Co Ltd's white cat with a pink bow into orbit is part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to promote Japan's high-tech...
  • New Zealand's unbeaten run - match-by-match

    WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Match capsules of New Zealand's winning streak before they seek a record 18th successive victory against Australia in their Rugby Championship on Saturday: - - 2014 Match 17 v England, June 21, Hamilton 36-13 Julian Savea...
  • Aged Japan veterans voice concerns about military policy shift

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokuro Inokuma, a former Imperial Japanese Army soldier, got his first taste of the horrors of war in 1945 when he scrambled to gather up the scattered limbs of his fellow servicemen, blown apart by a U.S. air raid in Japan. He was 16....
  • Japan heads for third quarter rebound but pressure on BOJ, Abe may build

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's economy is expected to rebound this quarter from a steep contraction, but looming challenges will keep the pressure on the government and central bank for action to sustain growth. Economists expect annualized growth of about...
  • Japan second quarter machinery orders plunge; weak outlook challenges policymakers

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's core machinery orders tumbled in April-June at their fastest since the last global financial crisis and only a modest rebound is seen in the current quarter - further challenging policymakers contending with a fragile economy....
  • Milos Raonic beats Vasek Pospisil easily in men's final at Citi Open

    Milos Raonic won the first all-Canadian tournament final in Association of Tennis Professionals history, easily beating Vasek Pospisil, 6-1, 6-4, at Washington's Citi Open on Sunday for the men's singles title. It was Raonic's sixth title win; Pospisil...
  • MLB roundup: Cubs activate Fujikawa

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Cubs activate Fujikawa The Chicago Cubs activated right-handed pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa from the 60-day disabled list following an almost 14-month recovery from Tommy John surgery, the team announced Wednesday. The Cubs...
  • Japan's Studio Ghibli Envisages Short Break, not Imminent Closure

    TOKYO -- Veteran Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki discussed the famed animation house's future in a documentary broadcast by the TBS network on its "Jonetsu Tairiku" program on Sunday evening. Suzuki talked about the need for "big changes in all...
  • Rory McIlroy storms back to capture Bridgestone Invitational

    AKRON, Ohio It took Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy just three holes Sunday to overtake Spain's Sergio Garcia and assert himself as the player to beat in the final round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. McIlroy birdied the...
  • Exclusive: Japan's GPIF to boost stock allocation to over 20 percent - sources

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's public pension fund, the world's largest at around $1.24 trillion, plans to boost the weighting of domestic stocks to more than 20 percent from a current 12 percent target, two people with knowledge of the allocation review...