::::::::: THE JAPAN TIMES - JAPAN NEWS :::::::::                    Man fatally stabs officer at Sendai police box before being shot to death          Tokyo’s Toshima Ward adds artistic touch to public lavatories to enhance user-friendliness          Unilateral trade actions won’t solve problems, says Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at Tianjin summit          Deadlocked North Korean nuclear talks likely to be at top of Trump’s mind after flurry of seemingly tantalizing proposals          New app identifies underwater creatures at Japan aquariums with the tap of a finger          Number of Japan patients with rubella quintuples from 2017 level          Earthquake-hit Hokkaido thermal power plant is partially restarted          Japan exports rise on growing U.S.-bound shipments amid trade war fears          Japanese research team turns to dugout canoe to trace how archipelago’s first humans arrived          Philippine death toll from Typhoon Mangkhut passes 80, could top 100 as more bodies are recovered from landslide          Japan weighs benefits, as well as health and security risks, of embedded microchips          Trump says declassified Russia probe papers expose ‘bad things’ at FBI but critics cry conflict of interest          Naomi Osaka beats Dominika Cibulkova in straight sets in dominant return to action          Ticket sales brisk as Japan prepares for rugby mania          Katsuki Azuma, Jose Lopez help BayStars topple Giants          Brave Blossoms icon Goromaru calls for better promotion of Japanese rugby          Naomi Osaka calls playing in front of Japanese fans “special”          Uehara finds common thread between rugby, business          Judoka Saito, Tanimoto inducted into Hall of Fame          Yankees delay Red Sox celebration          Yokozuna Kakuryu, Kisenosato fall in upsets          Former Chiba Lotte interpreter Shun Nakasone helping Naomi Osaka in Japan          Sumo 101: Sumo school          Antlers reach Asian Champions League semifinals for first time          Shogo Akiyama, Hideto Asamura ignite Lions in triumph over Fighters          Last-gasp equalizer gives Brighton draw at Southampton          Sumo 101: Heya (Stables)          Ashleigh Barty outplays doubles partner CoCo Vandeweghe in Toray Pan Pacific Open singles clash          Shoma Uno, Satoko Miyahara score big victories in season debuts          Kisenosato improves to 8-2          Browns deal troubled receiver Josh Gordon to Patriots          Brewers’ Christian Yelich hits for historic cycle against Reds          Sapporo withdraws from 2026 Winter Olympics bid          Yuta Watanabe ready to make dream a reality          Japan overcomes Iran through explosive performances from Rui Hachimura and Yuta Watanabe          Sumo 101: Ryogoku          Naomi Osaka connects with Japanese roots by watching sumo          PL-leading Lions ride Takumi Kuriyama’s grand slam to sweep of second-place Hawks          Warning to Naomi Osaka: Playing for Japan can seriously shorten your career          What does Japan’s Nationality Act really mean for its dual citizens?          To black up or not to black up for ‘Othello,’ that is the question          Bilingual project aims to be a springboard to women’s empowerment in Japan          It’s my time: a black cat named Morty          This Tokyo Scout’s been there, done that, got all the merit badges — and more          More than a century on, Baden-Powell’s Scouts span 169 nations, including Japan          Forever sunshine: A golden retriever named Summer          Dog tale bites judge: His tweets muzzled, Japan’s ‘Judge White Briefs’ faces his own trial          Views From Tokyo: What do you think about Mio Sugita’s remark that LGBT people are ‘unproductive’?          Japan according to Don Maloney: Still amusing and relevant, mostly, 40 years on          Don Maloney’s ‘Never the Twain…?’ Japan Times column: some choice cuts from the 1970s          Glam girl: a white cat named Sarah          Wanting to make a difference, Bolivia-born Noemi Inoue turned Japanese and entered politics          In Japan, the most important rule for language translation is often broken          TELL climb of Tokyo Tower aims to start dialogue on suicide prevention          Tokyo Medical University scandal is a throwback to when discrimination against women was the norm          Views From Tokyo: What do you think about the Tokyo Medical University test scandal?          When stumped in Japanese, go where stumped Japanese go          Let’s discuss damage to Kansai airport          ‘Avatar robot’ cafe opens up new job opportunities to ALS patients          Living and working — choosing the right verb in Japanese          Hands-on diplomacy reveals charms of Nicaragua          Dealing with disaster in Japan          Free the kids from the concrete jungle          Size inclusivity celebrated at alternative fashion week          Ensuring Tokyo Bay is fit for swimming ahead of the 2020 Olympics          Naoko Mori: From ‘Miss Saigon’ to ‘Doctor Who’          Potato korokke: Deep-fried, delicious and easy to make          Tandoor Bar Kamalpur: Comfortable as your local izakaya          Kerala no Kaze II: South Indian specials with a Japanese touch          Udon House brings the world to Sanuki udon          Sometimes more is more: Seven-Eleven’s layered parfait delivers the fall flavors          Stoke the flames of tradition on Shimane’s ‘Iron Road’          A weekend in Tokyo          Rest, weary Japan traveler, and read this riveting ‘ishibumi’          Chilling in Japanese with ‘hieru,’ ‘hiyasu,’ ‘sameru’ and ‘samasu’          Fossils of largest dinosaur ever found in Japan go on show in Hokkaido          In defense of difference: Hikaru Toda’s ‘Of Love & Law’ showcases the efforts of two lawyers fighting discrimination in Japan          ‘The Hungry Lion’: A nuanced account of the social media nightmare we all fear          ‘In Pursuit of Silence’: A documentary looks at what it’ll take to finally get some peace and quiet          Julie Chen leaves CBS show ‘The Talk’ in taped message after husband Leslie Moonves is ousted          Japan and China: Forging ties in the electronic underground          The art of architecture and photography          ‘Carl Larsson and His Home: Art of the Swedish Lifestyle’          ‘Masanori Ikeda Portrait Project 2012-2018 “Inase na Tokyo”‘          ‘Beauty in the Yumeji Style’          Ayyy! Henry Winkler, TV’s ‘the Fonz,’ wins Emmy 42 years after first nomination          ‘Saturday Night Live,’ politics, diversity could rule at Emmys          Namie Amuro fans flock to tribute events as Japanese diva says farewell to show business          Veteran actress Kirin Kiki dies at age 75          Pop star Namie Amuro bows out with final performance in Okinawa          ‘Yakuza Tattoo’: Inside the secretive world of the yakuza’s tattoos          Mieko Kawakami: A writer’s writer who is at once highly readable and immensely popular          Beef up disaster defense for key infrastructure          Climate change: A race against time          Abe should strike while the iron’s hot on revising Article 9          Putin’s unacceptable peace treaty condition          U.S. puts squeeze on Palestinians          Bullying the Palestinians is no way to make a deal          Has Putin’s popularity bubble burst?          Legacies of the financial crisis