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Women set three more records at world swimming championships

...qualifier in the 100 backstroke preliminaries, but she scratched the semifinals to focus on the 200 IM.Kanako Watanabe of Japan earned silver in 2:08.45 and Siobhan O'Connor of Britain took bronze in 2:08.77.American Maya Di Rado was fourth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-08-03/women-set-three-more
Triple Crown winner American Pharaoh gears up for Haskell

...he just took off." JIM DANDY: Texas Red took the lead from Japan with an eighth of a mile left and held off Frosted to win the...Competitive Edge and Tekton, Frosted was 3 3/4 lengths ahead of Japan, and Frammento followed.Tekton finished second Friday in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-08-01/triple-crown-winner-
Italy's Simone Ruffiniwins wins swimming marathon at world championships in Russia

...Jones and Bill May in the mixed duet technical routine.Russia was awarded 98.3 points. China took silver with 96.2, and Japan got bronze with 93.8."We did everything to the max. Everything that we thought of, we did," Russian swimmer Mikhaela...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-08-01/italys-simone-ruffin
Toyota's gliding 'human support robot' can pick up after elderly, help the sick

YOKOHAMA, Japan - Toyota's new robot that glides around...technology in Yokohama.Nearly 40 percent of Japan's population will be 65 or older by 2060...childlike robot that recently went on sale in Japan from Japanese Internet company Softbank...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-30/toyotas-gliding-human-supp
Hotel 'manned' by robots has eye on savings, future

SASEBO, Japan - From the receptionist that does the check-in...to the room, this hotel in southwestern Japan, aptly called Weird Hotel, is "manned...at 9,000 yen ($80), a bargain for Japan, where a stay in one of the nicer hotels...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-25/hotel-manned-robots-has-ey
Packing lunch now more sophisticated

...has come a long way since those days. Today's lunch "systems" are dominated by bento-style gear, which originated in Japan and involve multiple compartments and containers to hold a variety of foods. And that makes sense for modern kids, who are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-07-25/packing-lunch-now-more-sophisticate
Volkswagen sold more vehicles than Toyota in first half

...year ago.GM retook the sales crown in 2011, when Toyota's production was hurt by the quake and tsunami in northeastern Japan.Toyota, which makes the Prius hybrid, Camry sedan and Lexus luxury models, made a big comeback in 2012, and has been the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-28/volkswagen-sold-more-vehic
Airlines are looking to biofuels to meet soaring passenger demand

...plane maker Boeing, which is coordinating sustainable biofuel research programs in the U.S., Australia, China, Brazil, Japan and the United Arab Emirates.United Airlines last month announced a $30 million stake in Fulcrum Bioenergy, the biggest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-25/airlines-are-looking-biofu
California surfer wins 10K open water world title at Kazan

...26.Russia won the synchro team tech final, its third gold in four events in synchronized swimming. China was second and Japan third.Olympic 10K champion Ous Mellouli, of Tunisia, was in the lead pack going into the last lap, but faded to 23rd...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-07-27/california-surfer-wins-10k-open-w
Circumstances different for Japan in World Cup this time

...British Columbia - Four years ago when Japan's players hoisted the Women's World...Leading up to the victory in Germany, Japan had been deeply scarred by the deadly earthquake...players were welcomed home as heroes.Japan had won the nation's first-ever title...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-03/circumstances-differ