Update: Miyazawa keys Japan’s 77-75 OT win over Belgium

Basketball 09/23/18, 08:40

The Latest on the Women's Basketball World Cup Day 2 (all times local):3:45 p.m.Yuki Miyazawa scored 21 points, including two 3-pointers in overtime, and had a big block on Belgium's final possession to help Japan win 77-75 on Sunday.Miyazawa hit consecutive three-pointers and Himawari Akaho added a free throw to ...

Japanese supply ship heads to space station after delays

Space 09/22/18, 19:46

An unmanned Japanese space capsule is heading to the International Space Station with 5,500 kilograms (12,000 pounds) of cargo including food, experiments and new batteries.The craft was launched Sunday at 2:52 a.m. from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan. It will take four and a half days to reach ...

Osaka beats Strycova to reach semifinals at Pan Pacific Open

Tennis 09/21/18, 08:51

Naomi Osaka raised her game when she needed to, and it landed her a spot in the semifinals of the Pan Pacific Open.The U.S. Open champion, who upset Serena Williams in the final in New York at the beginning of the month, won her ninth straight match Friday, beating Barbora ...

Japan space rovers lowered to asteroid to collect data

Science 09/21/18, 06:21

A Japanese spacecraft released two small rovers on an asteroid on Friday in a mission that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system.The Japan Space Exploration Agency said the two Minerva-II-1 rovers were lowered from the unmanned spacecraft Hayabusa2 to the asteroid Ryugu. The spacecraft arrived near ...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher

Business 09/21/18, 01:31

Asian stocks rose Friday after Wall Street hit a new high and a survey showed Japanese manufacturing accelerating.KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.4 percent to 2,766.86 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 advanced 1 percent to 23,905.76. Seoul's Kospi added 0.4 percent to 2,332.94 and Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 gained 0.2 ...

Asian shares track mixed finish on Wall Street over tariffs

Business 09/20/18, 03:15

Asian shares are mixed, trading in a narrow range Thursday after news of a fresh round of tariffs by the U.S. on $200 billion in Chinese goods drew a muted reaction on Wall Street.KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 was less than 0.1 percent higher at 23,674.93 after the ruling Liberal ...

Japan digital currency exchange hacked, losing $60 million

Business 09/20/18, 01:38

Hackers have stolen 6.7 billion yen ($60 million) worth of cryptocurrencies from a Japanese digital currency exchange, the operators said Thursday.Tech Bureau Corp. said a server for its Zaif exchange was hacked for two hours last week, and some digital currencies got unlawfully relayed from what's called a "hot wallet," ...

Japan’s Abe re-elected as party head, to stay on as PM

Asia & Pacific 09/20/18, 01:27

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been re-elected as head of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party in a landslide, paving the way for up to three more years as the nation's leader.Abe handily defeated his sole challenger, Shigeru Ishiba, a former defense minister.Thursday's decisive victory may embolden him to pursue ...

SpaceX’s 1st traveler is moonstruck Japanese fashion tycoon

Science 09/18/18, 03:59

The Japanese billionaire who Tesla chief Elon Musk says plans to blast off on the first-ever private commercial space trip aboard the SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket often makes headlines in Japan. The SpaceX mission, set for takeoff in 2023, is just the latest exploit in tycoon Yusaku Maezawa's colorful and ...

1st private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests

Science 09/18/18, 02:36

After announcing that he'll take the first-ever commercial rocket trip around the moon, Yusaku Maezawa said he wants company for the weeklong journey. The Japanese billionaire said he plans to invite six to eight artists, architects, designers and other creative people to join him on board the SpaceX rocket "to ...

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