Sumo: Hakuho, upset by Goeido, falls into two-way tie for lead on Day 11

Japan Sports News - July 23, 2014 - 14:58
Sekiwake Goeido upset grand champion Hakuho to hand the Mongolian his first loss and throw the title chase at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament wide open on July 23. (Asahi)
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Aska's female acquaintance pleads innocence to drugs but not sex

Japan Society News - July 23, 2014 - 14:56
Kasumi Tochinai, a female acquaintance of troubled musician Aska, entered an innocent plea on drug charges at the Tokyo District Court on Monday, reports Nikkan Sports (July 23). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Companies scramble to recover from tainted meat debacle

Japan Business News - July 23, 2014 - 14:50
The spreading meat scandal in China prompted Japan Wednesday to tighten inspections of food imports as Chinese authorities detained five employees of a Shanghai supplier accused of selling expired beef and chicken. (Japan Times)
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Imperial couple visit temporary shopping center in Miyagi Prefecture

Japan Society News - July 23, 2014 - 14:46
Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on Wednesday visited a temporary shopping center, opened after the March 2011 disaster, in the town of Minamisanriku in Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan. (Jiji Press)
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