• Japanese yokozuna withdraws from summer sumo tournament

    TOKYO (AP) — The first Japanese-born wrestler to reach sumo’s highest rank in almost two decades has pulled out of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament to recover from upper body injuries.

  • Miyazato gets US Open spot after 8-hole playoff in Japan

    ONO CITY, Japan (AP) — Yusaku Miyazato made an 18-foot birdie putt on the eighth playoff hole to grab the fourth and final spot in the U.S. Open from the sectional qualifier in Japan.

  • North Korea says ready to deploy, mass produce new missile

    TOKYO (AP) — North Korea said Monday it is ready to start mass-producing a new medium-range missile after a weekend test-launch confirmed its combat readiness.

  • Gatlin wins 100 meters at Golden Grand Prix in Japan

    KAWASAKI, Japan (AP) — Justin Gatlin clocked 10.28 seconds to win the 100 meters at a Golden Grand Prix event on Sunday.

  • Argentina start with England in hunt for 7th U20 world title

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Argentina begins a quest to win a record-extending seventh Under-20 World Cup when it plays England on the opening day Saturday.

  • China, Japan extract combustible ice from seafloor

    BEIJING (AP) — Commercial development of the globe’s huge reserves of a frozen fossil fuel known as “combustible ice” has moved closer to reality after Japan and China successfully extracted the material from the seafloor off their coastlines.

  • Experts question North Korea role in WannaCry cyberattack

    TOKYO (AP) — A couple of things about the WannaCry cyberattack are certain. It was the biggest in history and it’s a scary preview of things to come — we’re all going to have to get used to hearing the word “ransomware.” But one thing is a lot less clear: whether North Korea had anything to do with it.

  • Japan’s Cabinet OKs bill to let Emperor Akihito abdicate

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Cabinet approved Friday a bill to let 83-year-old Emperor Akihito abdicate and allow his elder son Crown Prince Naruhito to ascend the Chrysanthemum Throne.

  • Asian shares mostly lower on Trump, Brazil worries

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower Friday as investor worries remained about the U.S. political turmoil over an investigation into possible Russian coordination with President Donald Trump’s campaign.

  • U20 World Cup offers glory for teams, stardom for youngsters

    SEOUL (AP) — When the FIFA Under-20 World Cup kicks off in South Korea on Saturday, some of the planet’s most talented young players will be looking to emulate legends such as Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi and win the tournament MVP award.