::::::::: THE JAPAN TIMES - JAPAN NEWS :::::::::                    12 dead, nearly 10,000 taken to hospitals last week as ongoing heat wave engulfs Japan          As heat wave grips Japan, demand spikes for products aimed at staying cool          After delays, truck collision does little to help Mitsubishi’s MRJ in dogfight with aviation giants          Nagoya High Court orders mom to return son to dad in U.S., despite boy’s claim ‘he wants to stay in Japan’          Non-Japanese speakers turned to employers for help in aftermath of west Japan flooding disaster          Home DNA testing gains popularity in aging Japan          Tokyo wants people to go to work earlier to ease train crush          Nuclear Regulation Authority OKs first reuse of fuel from scrapped reactors          Japan’s watered-down smoking ban clears Diet          Hotels and tours in western Japan see cancellations after rain disaster          A month after magnitude 6.1 Osaka quake, progress slow on fixing walls and water pipes          Progress on new National Stadium going as planned          Spurs reportedly sending Kawhi Leonard to Raptors for DeMar DeRozan          Frontale gets off to winning start as J. League resumes play after World Cup break          Dragons’ Garcia flirts with no-hitter in victory over Carp          Keisuke Honda launching venture fund with Will Smith          Brewers All-Star Josh Hader addresses tweets          Mitakeumi takes another step toward title          Vissel Kobe’s Andres Iniesta arrives in Japan          AL outlasts NL for victory in All-Star slugfest          LPGA star Brittany Lincicome excited about chance to play in PGA event          Greg Van Avermaet extends lead at Tour de France as Team Sky bides time          Buffaloes’ Brandon Dickson twirls three-hit shutout, fans career-high 12 batters          Title-chasing Mitakeumi raises record to 10-0          Construction on track as two-year mark approaches for 2020 Tokyo Olympics          Sunwolves optimistic despite tough season          Boomer Esiason leaving Monday night NFL radio broadcasts after 18 years          Thierry Henry quits TV analyst gig to focus on coaching          Olympic champ Simone Biles making comeback          Hulk Hogan reinstated to WWE Hall of Fame three years after sex-tape scandal          Le’Veon Bell, Steelers fail to reach deal on new contract          Mickey Mantle card worth $10 million on display          Hometown hero Harper wins Home Run Derby          Usain Bolt near tryout with A-League club          Oswaldo Arcia, Kohei Arihara guide Fighters past Buffaloes          Mitakeumi keeps perfect record intact; Asanoyama sits one victory behind at 8-1          Bringing back Daisuke Matsuzaka could make sense for Dragons          Rebels’ Amanaki Lelei Mafi released on bail after alleged assault of teammate          Tour de France riders grind through cobblestones in much-feared ninth stage          Former NHL goalie Ray Emery dies in drowning          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 America          Edamame: Eat them fresh and green, with a beer or two          Booking services secure tables, but at what price?          Don’t scoff at vanilla: Seven-Eleven’s Waffle Cone Milk Vanilla is simply delicious          A tour of the Kirin Fuji Gotemba Distillery answers a whisky lover’s curiosity          Oshu: A semi-rural city with a major league star          Australia’s only Japanese winemaker serves no wine before its time          A taste of French artistry in Tokyo          Speak Japanese like a biker punk from the future with ‘Akira’          As Arctic warms, reindeer herders tangle with new industries          ‘Beki,’ the little Japanese word that’s ‘should’          ‘Hidden Christian’ sites added to World Heritage list          Let’s discuss Japan vs. Poland in the World Cup          Soundtracking the thrill of the climb in Jennifer Peedom’s ‘Mountain’          Singer Cliff Richard wins BBC privacy case, sparking media alarm          Hiroki Takahashi wins Akutagawa literary award, while Rio Shimamoto bags Naoki Prize          Keita Asari, founder of Japan’s best known theater group, dies at 85          Drum Tao aims for blockbuster grandeur in its latest production          ‘Boy Soldiers: The Secret War in Okinawa’: Gripping stories told by Okinawans provide a firsthand account of war          ‘Still Life of Memories’: An erotic drama that perpetuates the male gaze          Da Pump scores an unexpected summer hit with ‘U.S.A.’          Didgeridoo player Hiroki ‘Goma’ Morimoto survived a car crash and relearned a culture          A photographer’s return to Aomori          ‘Akira’: Looking back at the future          Tokyo art space battles against the current          The enduring appeal of ‘Akira,’ the manga          Nancy Sinatra Sr., first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101          Comedian Sasha Baron Cohen pranks politicians Roy Moore and Joe Arpaio          Scarlett Johansson pulls out of trans drama after backlash          Japan-EU pact sends U.S. a free trade message          Japan stands beside Europe on free trade          A middle way emerges on the road to Brexit          The lessons of Les Bleus          America’s narcissistic national disorder          Is Japan a land of contradictions or opportunities for immigration?