Kirwa targeting three-peat at Nagoya Women’s Marathon

Ohara was originally entered, but pulled out recently due to a stress fracture in her left foot. But it’s Kirwa, a two-time Nagoya winner, who will start as the prohibitive favorite. If she wins Kirwa will be the first three-time winner of this event ... ( read original story ...)

Japan to end 5-year peacekeeping mission in South Sudan

TOKYO - Japan is ending its peacekeeping mission in troubled South Sudan after five years, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Friday. Abe said Japan would not renew the mission after the current rotation returns in May. The 350-person team has focused on ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo hit by new Olympic stadium cost fears

Already under fire over soaring expenses, Tokyo's 2020 Olympic organisers on Friday sought to downplay fears that further ballooning costs could hit the trouble-cursed main stadium. Amid media reports that temporary structures at the showpiece venue could ... ( read original story ...)