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title          Novak Djokovic beats Kevin Anderson to win fourth Wimbledon, first Slam in two years          Samoa cruises past Germany to punch ticket for 2019 RWC          Manny Pacquiao KOs Lucas Matthysse in seventh to reach 60 wins          Mitakeumi reaches midway point of Nagoya Basho with perfect record          Xander Bogaerts lifts Red Sox with walk-off grand slam          Torres hopes to put Tosu on map          Novak Djokovic outlasts Rafael Nadal to reach Wimbledon final          Steady Angelique Kerber beats Serena Williams in Wimbledon final          Belgium has best World Cup showing, beats England by 2-0 to secure third-place finish          PL ends scoreless tie in fifth, wraps up two-game NPB All-Star Series sweep          Mitakeumi improves to 7-0, maintains lead          Vegas gives Marc-Andre Fleury a three-year extension          Chelsea hires Maurizio Sarri as new manager          Boston’s win streak ends at 10          Chris Coleman wins 100 meters at Diamond League meet in return from injury          France relaxed ahead of World Cup final vs. Croatia          Kevin Anderson prevails in marathon semifinal over John Isner at Wimbledon          Matsuzaka gets shelled as PL takes All-Star opener          What about we stop it with the ‘whataboutism’?          Crazy cat lady: A kitten named Nodame          ‘Akira’ inspires generations of foreign animators          Views from Tokyo: Do you remember the first time you watched ‘Akira’?          Fukuoka’s ‘guest teachers’ of English outstay their welcome          Until real change is achieved, LGBTQ people in Japan have no reason to be grateful          Views from Japan: How much further can your team go in the FIFA World Cup?          Japan on just 10 judges a day costs a pretty penny          After abandonment twice and years of neglect, toy poodle Manto finds a home in Tokyo          Minpaku law could leave tourists to Japan without beds          Two Japan Supreme Court cases clarify when discrimination against fixed-term workers is OK          Show some respect: A chow chow named Kikome          Bill Hersey, man about Tokyo, 1930-2018: some tributes          World Cup views from Tokyo, Group H: Japan, Colombia, Senegal and Poland          World Cup views from Tokyo, Group G: England, Belgium and Tunisia          Turning Japanese: Newly naturalized African ex-American has skin in the game          SIETAR Japan sees a time for intercultural understanding          ‘All Japan’ World Cup team gave fans and the media much to mull over          There’s quite a lot you can do in Japanese with ‘nakanaka’          Three Mount Fuji trails open for the climbing season          Let’s discuss the death penalty in Japan          Spirit of proactivity crucial in high-demand market          Summer with the kids can be a walk in the park          Stay fresh and ahead of the game          Inua: Japan on the plate, Noma on the palate          From ‘big in Japan’ to far better in 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