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J.D. Martinez homered and David Price pitched seven strong innings as the Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-3 in major League Baseball on Saturday.

Alex Avila, making his first career start at first base in place of the injured Miguel Cabrera, made the day's most spectacular defensive play,…

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Japan captain Aya Miyama said that the Nadeshiko were looking to rekindle the nation's love for soccer on the eve of their Women's World Cup title defense against the United States in Vancouver.

In 2011, Japan became the first Asian team to win a world title overcoming the United States…

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A high school in Chiba Prefecture was forced to postpone a festival scheduled for Saturday due to a bomb threat.

Police said that a message was sent by email early Saturday morning to Chiba prefectural police headquarters, saying that a bomb had been planted on the premises of Chiba East…

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A man's body was found on the tracks of the JR Musashino Line in Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture, at around 7:15 a.m. Sunday.

According to police and JR officials, the driver of a train headed for Kaihin-Makuhari Station spotted the body and applied the emergency brake, Sankei Shimbun reported.

Police said…

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The United States and Australia kicked off a massive joint biennial military exercise on Sunday, with Japan taking part for the first time as tensions with China over territorial rows loom over the drills.

The two-week "Talisman Sabre" exercise in the Northern Territory and Queensland state involves 30,000 personnel from…

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An official dispatched from Seoul to deal with the aftermath of a bus crash in China that killed 10 South Koreans was found dead early Sunday after falling from a hotel, a local government said.

The official, identified as Choi Doo-Yeong, was confirmed dead after police were notified that a…

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Fara Williams scored on a penalty kick in the 108th minute, helping England beat Germany 1-0 on Saturday for third place in the Women's World Cup.

It was England's first win in 21 meetings against Germany, and secured the team's best finish in its four World Cup appearances. The victory…

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Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo is launching a new exclusive shopping service for luxury watches, provided in cooperation with Daimaru Tokyo department store. The new service will provide guests who live overseas with the opportunity to shop for luxury watches from the department store in the comfort of their own hotel room.…

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Tropical fish swim in a tank at a business district in Tokyo.

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The United States marked 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday as it celebrates the Fourth of July with parades, fireworks, food and music. Here are some highlights and lowlights of Independence Day celebrations:

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PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS CAMPAIGN IN PARADES

Parades across Iowa and New Hampshire, which hold the…

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