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Tsonga ousted at Japan Open

Former champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga crashed out of the Japan Open in the second round on Wednesday, ambushed 6-4, 7-6 by Croatia’s Ivan Dodig in the tournament’s first major upset.

Kvitova books final date with Kerber in Tokyo


Petra Kvitova ended the run of a resurgent Venus Williams at the Pan Pacific Open on Friday, winning a high-octane shootout 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 to reach the final of the $2.3 million event, where she will f

Vintage Venus advances, Eugenie stuns Jankovic

Venus Williams rallied from a set down to defeat Simona Halep of Romania 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday and reach the quarter-finals of the Pan Pacific Open.

Gritty Prannoy steals the show


Young shuttlers K. Srikanth and H.S. Prannoy advanced to the quarter-finals of men’s singles competition in the Japan Open with superb wins but it was curtains for teen sensation P.V.

Sindhu, Pawar begin well

World no. 10 P.V. Sindhu entered the second round without much ado but it was Anand Pawar and K.

Typhoon Man-yi may hit Fukushima nuclear plant


Typhoon Man-yi hit central Japan Monday, with almost 300,000 households told to evacuate and fears the storm could go on to hit the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

Japan begins switching off last working nuclear reactor

Japan began switching off the nation’s last working nuclear reactor Sunday for a routine inspection, with no immediate plan to restart it due to to public hostility towards atomic power.

Dogs yawn along with their owners

Dogs yawn contagiously when they see a person yawning, and respond more frequently to their owner’s yawns than to a stranger’s, according to a new study.

Sad music evokes positive emotions


People like listening to sad music because it actually evokes positive emotions, according to a new study.
Japanese researchers asked 44 volunteers, including both musicians and non-specialists, to listen to two pieces of sad music and one piece of happy music.

Japan: Risk of incident from ‘coercive’ acts by China

China’s “coercive” behaviour in waters around islands at the centre of a bitter dispute with Japan are dangerous and could trigger an incident, Tokyo said in a new defence paper today.

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