Tokyo subway gas attackers face gallows

The relocation of seven of them to five detention centres outside of Tokyo last week has sparked speculation that ... "I want to follow through to the very end," Takahashi said at a recent news conference. Her wish is unlikely to be granted. ( read original story ...)

Japan marks sarin attacks anniversary as executions near

Japan on Tuesday marked the 23rd anniversary of a deadly sarin attack on the Tokyo metro, as speculation grows that members of the cult behind it could soon be executed. At a solemn ceremony at Kasumigaseki station, one of the targets of the 1995 attacks ... ( read original story ...)

Naomi Osaka on her way up with first pro tennis title

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Naomi Osaka had just won the first title of her career and was waiting to be introduced for her post-match comments. The 20-year-old from Japan had prepared, knowing what she was going to say and in what order. But then her ... ( read original story ...)

Japan PM Abe: not involved in document tampering

The Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, is speaking in the Japanese Parliament today, stating that he and his wife are not involved in the document scandal that has rocked the Japanese government recently. Shinzo Abe is declining any involvement in the ... ( read original story ...)

Serena to face rising star Osaka in 1st round at Miami Open

Naomi Osaka, a rising star who won Indian Wells on Sunday, will face Serena Williams in the first round of the Miami Open on Wednesday. It's a freakishly difficult way for both players to start a tournament. "The luck of the draw," tournament director ... ( read original story ...)