ASAHI POLL: LDP en route for election win despite poor support for Abenomics
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SUMO/ Promise made to fabled Taiho drove Hakuho to record-tying 32nd championship
Hakuho flashed a rare display of emotion after capturing the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Nov. 23 to match the all-time record of 32 championships, as if the floodgate of...
Naoto Kan, a former DPJ prime minister, stands on an empty beer case while speaking to voters in Tokyo on Nov. 21. (Taichi Kobayashi)
Former DPJ prime ministers return to humble beginnings in reaching ...
Once leader of one of the most powerful nations in the world, former Prime Minister Naoto Kan is now just one of many politicians standing outside train stations around the nation vying for attention.
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Scandal-tainted former ministers seek mandates in election
Bicycles and notebooks are presented to Cambodian children in Phnom Penh on Nov. 13. (Provided by the Rotary Club of Hamamatsu-West)
Operators of companies in Shizuoka on mission to support...
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2-year-old boy among 26 rescued in quake-hit Nagano area
Organs of 'compassionate' brain-dead girl under 6 in Tokyo offered ...
PHOTO: 400,000 LED lights recreate Italy's famous 'Blue Grotto'...
Actor Ken Takakura during a news conference after receiving the Order of Culture award in November 2013 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
'Tough guy' actor Ken Takakura dies at 83
Ken Takakura, who played “tough guy” characters in yakuza movies as well as a reticent cop in “Black Rain” opposite Michael Douglas, has died. He was 83.
Japan's oldest world boxing champ ready to rumble in her hometown
Anime giant Miyazaki receives honorary Oscar for lifetime of work
Murakami receives literary prize, sends message of hope to Hong...
Hakuho, left, forces out fellow yokozuna Kakuryu on Day 15 of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament at Fukuoka Kokusai Center on Nov. 23. (Ryo Ikeda)
SUMO/ Hakuho claims 32nd championship, ties immortal Taiho on Day...
A determined Hakuho made short work of fellow yokozuna Kakuryu to take his 32nd career title and a place in the record books alongside Taiho on Nov. 23 on the final day of the 15-day Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament.
SUMO/ Kakuryu keeps alive championship hopes on Day 14
SUMO/ Hakuho takes sole lead after Kakuryu falls at Kyushu tourney ...
SUMO/ Dominant Hakuho, tricky Kakuryu keep lead on Day 12

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