::::::::: THE JAPAN TIMES - JAPAN NEWS :::::::::                    GSDF unit in South Sudan was ordered to carry weapons in summer 2016, mission member and Japan defense official admit          Opposition camp pressures Finance Ministry to punish Junichi Fukuda over alleged sex harassment          Chinese cyberspies allegedly targeted Japanese defense firms for North Korea secrets: report          Nagoya shop offers unique handbags made by workers with disabilities from recycled obi          Tourists, take note: As drones multiply in Japan, so do rules governing where they can be flown          Japan to screen departing foreign flyers with facial recognition tech to shorten arrival process          In Japan, new rules may leave short-term lodging industry out in the cold          Toshiba weighs chip-unit options as Chinese regulators look set to delay sale to Bain beyond deadline          Tokyo immigration staff prevented Turkish man with appendicitis from consulting doctor          G-7 foreign ministers resolutely opposed to nuclear-armed North Korea: Kono          Trump falsely claims North Korea has agreed to denuclearize, but will it ditch its ‘treasured sword’?          Man who fought Tennessee Waffle House gunman said shooter ‘was going to have to work to kill me’          World watching for signs of North Korea nuclear breakthrough at two key summits          Huge hometown crowd celebrates Olympic figure skating champ Yuzuru Hanyu in Sendai          Jake Guentzel scores four goals to lift Pittsburgh          Tigers pitcher Shintaro Fujinami at crossroads          Rugby World Cup organizers launch volunteer recruitment drive for Japan 2019          Arsene Wenger says fan protests led to decision to leave Arsenal          Yuya Kubo scores on return to Gent lineup          Angels’ Shohei Ohtani bats cleanup for first time in MLB after bullpen session          Ginobili carries Spurs in Game 4          Rafael Nadal makes history with dominant win over Kei Nishikori in Monte Carlo final          Jets dig deep to hold off Sunrockers          Japan returns to Fed Cup elite after playoff victory over Britain          V-Varen hold off Reysol for third straight win          Teenager Akira Sone makes history at national women’s judo championship          Versatile Trashaun Nixon impresses at running back as Frontiers down Pirates          New Zealand wins Kitakyushu Sevens; Japan finishes last          Onelki Garcia pitches Dragons past Carp to sweep series          Man United stops Tottenham to advance to final of F.A. Cup          Kiyomiya shows off power on farm          Capitals take 3-2 series lead over Blue Jackets          A’s lefty Sean Manaea tosses no-hitter against Red Sox          Anthony Davis inspires Pelicans to series sweep of Blazers          Kei Nishikori sets up showdown against Rafael Nadal in Monte Carlo final          Crusaders see off Sunwolves’ challenge during hailstorm          Golden Kings whip SeaHorses in clash of title-chasing titans          Frontale heap misery on Antlers once again          Buffaloes’ Yuki Nishi tosses eight scoreless innings, earns first win of season          Crusaders pummel winless Sunwolves          Japan, Britain tied in Fed Cup clash          Pacers storm back to beat Cavs          The hoops worth going through          A lot of love: Blewit, a poodle-Shih Tzu mix, finds a forever home          Visitors to Okinawa invited to be citizen scientists as tourism takes its toll on coral          Advice on HIV tests, Japanese pensions, rugby and reuniting with kids          Type 1 diabetic travelers to Japan, be prepared          Pick up a secondhand book in Japan and unearth a mystery          Star light, star bright: a tabby cat named Asari          In Japan, who do you think you are? Fun and games with foreign names in katakana          Readers’ views on intercultural insensitivity, Japanese schooling, English gaps and an inspirational Indian          New minpaku law will alter Japan’s rental and hospitality landscape          Japan’s Supreme Court orders a child be sent home in a Hague parental abduction case. Maybe.          Tokyo Cowboys shoot for more diversity on Japanese screens          Great haven: Great Pyrenees Coco finds a new home in Tokyo          Why not try Canada, eh?: For Japanese students, a university up north is worth considering          From Tohoku to Tokyo, Acchi Cocchi NPO offers healing through art          Dodgy data spared Japan’s workers from a labor system that’s ripe for abuse, for now          What would you pay to live in Minato Ward?          You should get the hang of ‘そのうち’ and ‘今に’ soon enough          Let’s discuss social media          Importance of friendship transcends march of time          Top stars and collaborations in Japanese fashion          Classic ways to boost new games          Naoyuki Kawahara: Helping Sudan heal with medicine and more          Still eating, still writing: Robbie Swinnerton reflects on 20 years of Tokyo Food File          Liaison: Flair and performance from kitchen to table          Critters Burger: Serious people making serious burgers          The long pour: Tokyo Coffee Festival rounds up specialty coffee from across Japan          Baskin Robbins’ ‘Popping Shower’ ice cream promises more pop          Dyeing to keep Japanese textile crafts alive          Fly-fishing in the remote reaches of Hokkaido          OK Google, auto-fill the gaps in my Japanese          If it’s an explanation of how to use ‘nara’ you’re looking for, here it is          New manager for the Japan World Cup soccer team is the ‘best choice’          Let’s discuss women and sumo          Japan’s pop culture and literature drive soft power          Singer Shania Twain apologizes for saying she would have voted for Trump          Autopsies find nothing suspicious in DJ Avicii’s death in Oman          Ian Buruma’s ‘A Tokyo Romance’ captures the beating heart of avant-garde Japan          ‘As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams’ brings to life the lucid prose of the Sarashina Nikki          ‘Hiroshima Boy’: Mas Arai takes a well-deserved bow in the saga’s final mystery          Dance music superstar Avicii dies at 28          Minnesota prosecutor says after two-year probe, no charges will be brought in connection with pop star Prince’s death          Yuki Kimura may have struck out on ‘The Bachelor Japan,’ but she won the people’s rose          Shizuoka stage festival aims to engage its audiences the old-fashioned way          BTS is big, let’s hope the hype helps other Asian acts          Saudis screen ‘Black Panther’ to mark kingdom’s cinema opening          ‘Inuyashiki’: It’s a bird, it’s a plane … it’s salaryman!          ‘Liz and the Blue Bird’: A brilliantly executed return to an anime favorite          Koshiro Hino’s ‘Geist’ summons spirits with sound and light          Fox stands behind Sean Hannity after learning he shared lawyer with Trump          Leonardo DiCaprio to present friend Martin Scorsese with award at TCM Film Festival          Legacy of genius: Kyosai and Kyosui          Two contradictory proverbs          ZTE tests China’s commitment to international law          Trump isn’t Nixon, North Korea isn’t China          Time for Japan to recalibrate its strategy?          Finally, Comey comes out of his trance          Even in nature, there are perils in sexual inequality