Takakeisho Posts 2nd Win Over Yokozuna

Takakeisho posts 2nd win over yokozuna

The Japan News Top maegashira Takakeisho picked up his second victory over a yokozuna at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament with an impressive win over Kisenosato on the fourth day Wednesday in Fukuoka.

Takakeisho, who defeated now-missing Harumafuji on the second day, kept Kisenosato back on his heels as he attacked with powerful shoves to the chest until he was over the edge. It was Takakeisho's third career kinboshi, awarded to a maegashira wrestler for a win over a yokozuna.

Babymetal Wins Best Japan Act At The 2017 Mtv Ema

BABYMETAL Wins Best Japan Act at The 2017 MTV EMAThe 2017 MTV EMA were held in London on November 12 at The SSE Arena. One of the awards last night was Best Japan Act. BABYMETAL took home the award, beating KOHH, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Rekishi, and Suiyoubi no Campenella out for the prize.

Quaint Stations Win Kominato Railway A Good Design Award

Quaint stations win Kominato Railway a Good Design Award

ICHIHARA, Chiba Prefecture--Charming train stations that blend in with idyllic countryside scenery and which have helped the railroad become an integral part of local communities have won Kominato Railway Co. a 2017 Good Design Award.

The Ichihara-based company, which operates a local line passing through the city and other areas, won praise from the Japan Institute of Design Promotion in October for its design concept for the stations.

Figure Skating: Medvedeva, Voronov Win At Nhk Trophy As Russians Sweep Singles

Figure skating: Medvedeva, Voronov win at NHK Trophy as Russians sweep singles

Two-time world champion Evgenia Medvedeva of Russia claimed the NHK Trophy women's title on Saturday, while compatriot Sergei Voronov won the men's championship in the absence of Japanese Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu.

Medvedeva, who led after the short program, fell while executing her first jump, a triple flip, but made up for it to earn 144.40 points for a total of 224.39 at fourth event of the Grand Prix Series.

Darvish Exits Early, Houston Beats Dodgers To Win World Series

Darvish exits early, Houston beats Dodgers to win World Series

Los Angeles Dodgers starter Yu Darvish didn't last two innings in Game 7 and the Houston Astros earned their first World Series title with a 5-1 victory at a sellout Dodger Stadium on Wednesday.

The Astros, who clinched their first American League pennant after winning one pennant from their time in the National League, were among eight teams without a World Series championship.

Deputy Pm Aso Clarifies Comments Attributing Election Win To N. Korea

Deputy PM Aso clarifies comments attributing election win to N. Korea

Japan's Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso on Friday clarified comments he made the previous day attributing the ruling party's decisive election win last weekend to North Korea, after the remarks drew criticism from the main opposition party.

"It's the government that decides how to address the series of threats from North Korea, so I believe the Japanese people chose the government or the combination of political parties that can best respond" to the issue, Aso told reporters after a Cabinet meeting.

Baseball: Baystars Crush Cl Champ Carp To Win Berth To Japan Series

Baseball: BayStars crush CL champ Carp to win berth to Japan Series

The DeNA BayStars hit five home runs, including a pair from cleanup hitter Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, to crush the Hiroshima Carp 9-3 on Tuesday and deny the Central League champion a second straight berth to the Japan Series.

The victory gave the league's third-place team a 4-2 record in the CL Climax Series' six-game final stage -- where the Carp began with a one-win advantage by virtue of winning the pennant -- and a ticket to the championship series for the first time in 19 years.

Voluntary Evacuees Win Compensation Over Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Voluntary evacuees win compensation over Fukushima nuclear disaster

FUKUSHIMA -- The Oct. 10 ruling by a district court here, in which Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) and the Japanese government were ordered to pay plaintiffs in Fukushima and nearby prefectures a total of 500 million yen in damages from the 2011 nuclear disaster, covered those who lived outside evacuation zones, signaling a shift in the compensation system.

Roughly 3,800 plaintiffs brought a suit against the company and the state requesting a total of some 16 billion yen in damages, and of them, the Fukushima District Court ordered payments for some 2,900 people ranging from 10,000 to 360,000 yen per person. The court also recognized the responsibility of the national government in the nuclear disaster, ruling that it jointly pay half of the 500 million yen.

Tsubame-sanjo Factories Win Worldwide Attention

Tsubame-Sanjo factories win worldwide attention

By Etsuo Kono / Japan News Staff Write Small factories in Niigata Prefecture are attracting attention from around the world for the original technologies they utilize.

The fifth annual Tsubame-Sanjo Factory Festival was held from Thursday to Sunday in the Tsubame-Sanjo area, a region renowned for producing metal processing technology and materials. Many visitors from home and abroad enjoyed a close-up view of the manufacturing process at about 80 factories this year.

Tanaka Earns 1st Playoff Win In Majors To Keep Yankees Alive

Tanaka earns 1st playoff win in majors to keep Yankees alive

The New York Yankees lived to see another day thanks to Masahiro Tanaka, who won his first playoff game in the majors with seven stellar innings in a 1-0 win against the Cleveland Indians in Game 3 of the American League Division Series on Sunday.

Down 2-0 in the series and with the Yankees' season on the line, Tanaka (1-0) allowed just three hits and a walk, striking out seven against the team with the best record in the AL this year.

Baseball: Eagle-hunter Kikuchi Strikes Again In Lions Win

Baseball: Eagle-hunter Kikuchi strikes again in Lions win

Seibu Lions Lefty Yusei Kikuchi won his 11th straight start against the Rakuten Eagles, who fell 10-3 in a crucial loss on Tuesday.

The Eagles defeat left them three games back of the second-place Lions in the race for home-field advantage in the Pacific League playoffs' first stage. The league's second-place team will host the best-of-three series starting on Oct. 14.

Golf: Matsuyama Beats Thomas For 1st Win At Presidents Cup

Golf: Matsuyama beats Thomas for 1st win at Presidents Cup

Japan's Hideki Matsuyama beat Justin Thomas, the PGA's player of the year on Sunday in the Presidents Cup, but the United States beat the international team for the seventh straight year.

World No. 3 Matsuyama, who entered the final day of the competition with two losses and one half, carded an eagle and seven birdies to beat the fourth-ranked Thomas 3&1.