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by Brett Larner Yesterday it was announced that Russian Albina Mayorova has received a four-year suspension after testing positive for elevated testosterone. Mayorova was a four-time winner of Japan's major women's marathons and a regular at the Tokyo Marathon. Her suspension follows that of a number of other Eastern European women to have won Japanese marathons in the last ten years, read more...

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by Brett Larner Yesterday it was announced that Russian Albina Mayorova has received a four-year suspension after testing positive for elevated testosterone. Mayorova was a four-time winner of Japan's major women's marathons and a regular at the Tokyo Marathon. Her suspension follows that of a number of other Eastern European women to have won Japanese marathons in the last ten years, read more...

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by Brett Larner Yesterday it was announced that Russian Albina Mayorova has received a four-year suspension after testing positive for elevated testosterone. Mayorova was a four-time winner of Japan's major women's marathons and a regular at the Tokyo Marathon. Her suspension follows that of a number of other Eastern European women to have won Japanese marathons in the last ten years, read more...

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by Brett Larner Yesterday it was announced that Russian Albina Mayorova has received a four-year suspension after testing positive for elevated testosterone. Mayorova was a four-time winner of Japan's major women's marathons and a regular at the Tokyo Marathon. Her suspension follows that of a number of other Eastern European women to have won Japanese marathons in the last ten years, read more...

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Let's give a 8888 for this guide to Japanese numbers wordplay. 4649 read more...

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In Tokyo, one of the world?s most overcrowded cities, land is expensive and it is always #difficult to find and buy an ideal plot. So building houses on difficult patches of land is not uncommon. At the same time, such challenges encourage Japanese architects to create impressive and ingenious read more...

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Suspects brokered about 20,000 transactions for sale of #cocaine and MDMA read more...

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Suspects brokered about 20,000 transactions for sale of #cocaine and MDMA read more...

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Talk about a mash-up. Of Japanese and Nordic cultures, for starters. And of #fashion with #fabric for furnishings, plus furniture and tabletop. The one constant is the designer behind these diverse efforts. Akira Minagawa, who studied at Bunka Fashion read more...

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Inside Jessica Alba's #favourite Japanese hotel: The jaw-dropping riverside Kyoto 'inn' guaranteed to make a splash Shocking images reveal life inside a giant rubbish dump that's home to 3,000 families Ask Frank Barrett: For #the height of romance try a honeymoon in Peru's treetops, and head to Sussex for yoga Triffids, slugs, and the joy of night hikes: The trials and triumphs of trekking 16 miles through Wales by moonlight Lapping up the lakeside luxury: DIY SOS star Nick Knowles realises he's in need of some renovation himself and heads to Italy to 'hit the reset read more...

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The #house is a renovation of traditional Kyoto-style machiya for a Japanese client who lives in overseas. As a vacation house in a #home #country to the owner, the house was designed to create a space of relaxation and atmosphere of country read more...

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The #house is a renovation of traditional Kyoto-style machiya for a Japanese client who lives in overseas. As a vacation house in a #home #country to the owner, the house was designed to create a space of relaxation and atmosphere of country read more...

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The #house is a renovation of traditional Kyoto-style machiya for a Japanese client who lives in overseas. As a vacation house in a #home #country to the owner, the house was designed to create a space of relaxation and atmosphere of country read more...

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The Miami Marlins paid tribute to Ichiro Suzuki by giving him a mosaic of photographs showing each of his first 3,000 hits. Suzuki reached the milestone last season and was honored before Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The ceremony included Japanese home run king Sadaharu Oh offering congratulations in a #scoreboard video, and Suzuki responded by bowing toward the read more...

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Mustard #green or "karashina" is a type of green leafy vegetable that is commonly found in the Okinawa region of Japan. It is considered as a traditional vegetable with a very distinct taste. Japanese mustard or "karashi" came from the seeds of this plant. Karashi is a Japanese condiment which is used when eating tonkatsu or oden to add a distinct spice to the food. -- posted by Pearl read more...

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My paternal grandfather was born in 1931, to a Korea occupied by the Empire of Japan. Forbidden to speak his own #language at home, he grew up learning Japanese in school and was forced to take on a Japanese name. I never knew he was fluent in a language other than Korean until we were read more...

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Formula 1[Speculation] Monisha Kaltenborn went with Honda to reduce cost. Look for Sauber to also run a Japanese driver in exchange(GMM) Sauber looks set to work closely with both McLaren and Honda in 2018 and beyond. Long rumors that the Swiss team is becoming Honda's first power unit 'customer' were finally confirmed at Sochi."I expect a closer collaboration with Honda than with Ferrari," team boss Monisha Kaltenborn told Speed read more...

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A Japanese warship will #escort a Navy supply vessel for the first time as the allies work to counter North Korean missile threats, Japanese media reports say. read more...

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BMW logo (File photo | AFP) TOKYO: The United States will begin an investigation into whe#ther thermoplastic components used in some Japanese and German #vehicle models sold in the country violate its patent laws, trade authorities said late last #week. The read more...

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The #gift #giving culture in Japan is a huge part of this society, with presents given for all types of occasions. Now, while there are plenty of gift giving etiquette to remember, it's also important to know the different occasions when #gifts are appropriate - and the best type of gift for each occasion. So here's a list detailing the most common times that tokens of appreciation are generally... well... appreciated.Souvenirs are a huge part of the gift-giving culture in Japan. People usually give omiyage (souvenirs) from their vacations to a whole range of people, including friends, family, read more...

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