Japan textbook dispute threatens diplomatic progress with South Korea, China

In this March 19, 2019 file photo, girls attend school in Tokyo. The South Korean government has lodged a formal protest in Tokyo over new elementary school textbooks it says distort history.CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP/Getty Images Just a week after South Korean Prime Minister Yoon Hee-yeol’s visit to Japan was hailed as a “huge success”, the South … Read more

Japan resumes imports of Canadian processed beef 20 years after BSE

Japan is lifting its last restrictions on Canadian beef 20 years after mad cow disease, more commonly known as mad cow disease, decimated the country’s cattle industry. Japan is reopening its doors to imports of Canadian processed beef and beef patties, the federal government said. The move ends market access barriers Japan put in place … Read more

North Korea tests two more missiles as tensions escalate

A South Korean Army soldier observes the North Korean side at the Unified Observation Post in Paju, South Korea, near the border with North Korea, on March 24.An Yongjun/Associated Press North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast on Monday, adding to a recent string of weapons tests as … Read more

Trevor Bauer ranks No. 96 for Yokohama BayStars

Trevor Bauer was apparently shunned by every major league team, so he signed a one-year deal with the Yokohama DeNA BayStars. On Friday, in front of about 75 reporters at a hotel in Yokohama, he donned a BayStars uniform — No. 96 — and said all the right things. None of the Japanese reporters asked … Read more

Canada loses 6-5 to Japan at women’s world curling championship

Canada’s Kelly Enerson defeated Japan’s Fujisawa Satsuki 6-5 at the Women’s World Curling Championships on Thursday. The Manitoba team of Einarson, Val Sweeting, Shannon Birchard and Briane Harris gave up two tackles at the end of the eighth, but responded with a tie in the ninth to tie the game. Japan won the game on … Read more

Japanese World Baseball Classic Championship Team Visits Prime Minister Fumio Kishida

Members of the Japanese baseball team met with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo on March 23.Pool/Reuters Prime Minister Fumio Kishida had perhaps the happiest day of his presidency on Thursday when Japan’s World Baseball Classic-winning team visited. Kishida beamed as the winning team’s gold medal hung around his neck, and he also received a … Read more

Despite player health concerns, World Baseball Classic continues to expand sport’s global footprint

Puerto Rico’s Edwin Diaz is helped off after being injured during on-field celebrations after defeating the Dominican Republic at the World Baseball Classic in Miami, Fla., on March 15.Eric Espada/Getty Images Shohei Ohtani’s strikeout over Mike Trout, Trea Turner’s go-ahead, eighth-inning grand slam against Venezuela, Japan’s semifinal win and Mexico’s comeback from a four-game winning … Read more

Otani fans Trout, Japan beat US 3-2 for WBC title

In the eighth inning of the World Baseball Classic at loanDepot Park, Japan’s Tetsuto Yamada stole second base as America’s Trea Turner attempted to hit the mark. Japan won 3-2 on March 21, 2023 in Miami.Eric Espada/Getty Images Shohei Ohtani came out of the bullpen to applaud Los Angeles Angels teammate Mike Trout for an … Read more

Canada Basketball reaches jersey sponsorship deal with Sun Life

Sun Life has signed a multi-year jersey sponsorship agreement with the Canadian Basketball Team. Canada’s senior national team will feature the Sun Life logo on the front of their jerseys beginning July 1 when the women’s team competes in the FIBA ​​Women’s America’s Cup. The men’s team will wear the new jerseys for the FIBA … Read more

Putin says China’s peace proposal could be basis for resolving Ukraine war

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping toast during dinner at the Polygon Palace in Moscow on March 21.Pavel Byrkin/Kremlin Pool Photo via AP Russian President Vladimir Putin hails China’s vague plan as potential template for peace Ukrainebut he said Kiev and its allies in the West were not yet ready to … Read more