Brian Lake arrested in Japan

Brian Lake arrested in Japan

Norm Smith medallist Brian Lake is being detained in Japan following an alleged scuffle. The three-time Hawthorn premiership defender, previously a mainstay at the Western Bulldogs, is understood to have been jailed in Osaka, where he was playing in an Australian football…

Japan survive despite loss to Poland

Japan survive despite loss to Poland

Japan became the only Asian side to progress to the World Cup's last 16 on Thursday, slipping through despite losing 1-0 against already-eliminated Poland thanks to their lower tally of yellow cards, which meant Senegal went out. The Samurai Blue needed a…

Lawmaker slammed for calling people without children selfish

Lawmaker slammed for calling people without children selfish

TOKYO — A leader of Japan’s ruling party has sparked an uproar by calling people without children selfish, in the latest in a series of comments by senior politicians urging women to have more babies. Toshihiro Nikai, secretary-general of the Liberal Democratic…

Japanese zigzag sawflies are feasting on British elm trees

Japanese zigzag sawflies are feasting on British elm trees

‘Pest of Zorro’ attacks trees: Zigzag sawfly from Japan is feasting on British elms and leaving its distinct Z-shaped trail of destruction UK elm tree population has already been devastated by Dutch elm disease  But now the zigzag elm sawfly could leave…

Pocock rules out another Japan stint to focus on Wallabies

Pocock rules out another Japan stint to focus on Wallabies

David Pocock isn’t interested in another playing stint in Japan at the end of this year’s international season and wants to get back to playing good rugby for the Wallabies in order to “return the favour” after a controversial sabbatical. The back-rower…

Lacklustre Russia lose again, Japan suffer home defeat

Lacklustre Russia lose again, Japan suffer home defeat

World Cup hosts Russia continued their miserable run when they slipped to a 1-0 defeat in Austria on Wednesday and Japan suffered a blow when they lost 2-0 at home Ghana in coach Akira Nishino's first game in charge. Defeat for the…

Japan, Hong Kong, Dubai … can Hayes now triumph at Ascot?

Japan, Hong Kong, Dubai … can Hayes now triumph at Ascot?

Racing's superstar trainers – Darren Weir, Chris Waller, David Hayes and Gai Waterhouse – all mop up races big and small in their own backyard, but are yet to have much success in big overseas events with Australian-trained horses Hayes won the…

Wood you like a drink? Japan team invents ‘wood alcohol’

Wood you like a drink? Japan team invents ‘wood alcohol’

Wood you like a drink? Japanese researchers reveal alcohol made from trees Beverages have woody qualities similar to alcohol which is aged in wood barrels Hope to have their ‘wood alcohol’ on shelves within three years  Discerning drinkers may soon be able…

Trump suggests meeting Kim Jong Un at Peace House: tweet

Trump suggests meeting Kim Jong Un at Peace House: tweet

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday suggested his planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un take place at the Peace House on the border between North and South Korea, the same site as Kim’s historic meeting last…

South Korean trust in North jumps after feel-good summit

South Korean trust in North jumps after feel-good summit

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean trust in North Korea has surged since last week’s feel-good summit at which their leaders declared an end to hostilities and to work toward denuclearization of the peninsula. A survey taken on Friday, the day North Korean…

Japan’s Abe, Trump agree Korean summit positive for…

Japan’s Abe, Trump agree Korean summit positive for…

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed the inter-Korean summit as a positive move for denuclearization and a “historical step” towards peace and stability in northeast Asia, Abe’s office said on Sunday. U.S. President Donald…

Trump hails two Koreas’ reaffirmation of goal of full…

Trump hails two Koreas’ reaffirmation of goal of full…

SEOUL (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump has told his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in that it was good news for the world that the leaders of the two Koreas reaffirmed the goal of complete denuclearization during their summit on Friday, Moon’s…

India and China agree on maintaining border peace: govt. official

India and China agree on maintaining border peace: govt. official

NEW DELHI/WUHAN (Reuters) – India and China have agreed to improve communication between their militaries to maintain peace at the border, India’s Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said, months after a dispute over a stretch of their Himalayan border rekindled fears of war….