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Mario Meet Hulk: Nintendo Park Coming to Universal Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. — Harry Potter and Hulk: Welcome your new neighbors, Mario and Pokemon. A fourth park at Universal Orlando is being created based on characters from Nintendo, the park's owners announced Thursday. The new theme park , slated for a 2023 opening...

Valley Bred California Chrome Slated for Sale to Japan

California Chrome, the Valley bred racehorse that went on to become the richest Kentucky Derby winner in history, appears headed to Japan. The thoroughbred's owners have announced an agreement to sell the 8-year old stallion to a Japanese stud farm, accordi...
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Ichiro Walks Off Into History in ‘Sayonara’ at Tokyo Dome

TOKYO — Ichiro Suzuki has said "sayonara." The 45-year-old Seattle Mariners star announced his retirement Thursday night, shortly after waving goodbye at the Tokyo Dome during a 5-4 win over Oakland in 12 innings. The outfielder said in a statement after...

2 US Warplanes Crash Off Japan; 1 Dead, 5 Missing

TOKYO — One of two crew members recovered after two U.S. warplanes collided and crashed off Japan's coast early Thursday is dead and five others remain missing, the U.S. military said. The Marine Corps said ...
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Japan, EU Sign Trade Deal Eliminating Nearly All Tariffs

TOKYO — The European Union and Japan signed a landmark deal Tuesday that will eliminate nearly all tariffs on products they trade. The leaders did not mention Trump by name, but they did little to mask what was on their minds — highlighting how Europe and J...