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Shigemi Sato

Shigemi Sato

    Anti-nuke protests in Japan three months after quake
    Anti-nuke protests in Japan three months after quake
    Japan on Saturday marked three months since its massive quake-tsunami and resulting nuclear crisis, amid simmering public frustration over the...
    Japan shuts down atomic plant in quake danger zone
    Japan shuts down atomic plant in quake danger zone
    Japan shut down the final working reactor at a nuclear plant near a tectonic faultline on Saturday as Prime Minister Naoto Kan pledged a new law to...
    Portuguese defeat left 'People's 'Rooney' devastated
    Portuguese defeat left 'People's 'Rooney' devastated
    North Korea's star striker Jong Tae-se admitted on Thursday that he had spent the day after the 7-0 World Cup Group G hammering by Portugal in a...
    Struggling Japan coach under fresh fire
    Struggling Japan coach under fresh fire
    Japan coach Takeshi Okada came under fresh fire on Tuesday for asking his boss if he should quit after a shock 2-0 defeat to Asian rivals South...
    All Blacks, Wallabies to boost rugby in Japan
    All Blacks, Wallabies to boost rugby in Japan
    The All Blacks and the Wallabies say they want to use their Bledisloe Cup clash here on Saturday to promote rugby in the growing Asian market,...
    Japan face tough task ahead of 2019 World Cup
    Japan face tough task ahead of 2019 World Cup
    Japan rejoiced on Wednesday after being named the first Asian nation to host the rugby World Cup, but faces a daunting task to build popular and...
    Does motherhood boost athletes' performance?
    Does motherhood boost athletes' performance?
    A series of successes by recent mothers has prompted questions whether childbirth, far from spelling the end of a sporting career, can actually...
    Wie's long road to Augusta
    Wie's long road to Augusta
    United States wonder girl Michelle Wie takes on Japan's top male golfers again this week on her long road to the Masters, despite simmering...
    Woods looks to end season in style
    Woods looks to end season in style
    Tiger Woods, describing himself as "probably" his strongest ever, vowed on Wednesday to go all out in his season-ending tournament this week and...
    Imamura 'was treasure of Japanese cinema'
    Imamura 'was treasure of Japanese cinema'
    Director Shohei Imamura, who portrayed modern Japan's downtrodden in raw realism and eroticism and became the first Japanese to win the prestigious...
    Show of Japan kidnap photos stirs emotion
    Show of Japan kidnap photos stirs emotion
    Kim Jong-Il has no chance to see it, but thousands have flocked to an exhibition here of happy family photos of a Japanese girl kidnapped by North...
    Japan marks anniversary of subway gas attack
    Japan marks anniversary of subway gas attack
    Japan on Sunday marked the 10th anniversary of a gas attack that killed 12 people on the Tokyo subway as the cult responsible apologised anew for...