Tag: Japan

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National

US adults score below average on worldwide test

AP Graphic shows how countries scored in international adult literacy test by Kimberly Hefling Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s long been known that America’s school kids haven’t measured well compared with international peers. Now, there’s a new twist: Adults don’t either.

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Sports

Former Pirate Nyjer Morgan adjusting to life in Japan

In this July 27, 2013 photo, Yokohama DeNa BayStars Nyjer Morgan watches his RBI infield single for the go-ahead run in front of Hanshin Tigers catcher Akira Fujii in the six inning of a baseball game at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, western Japan. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) NAGOYA, Japan (AP) — Given his past as a two-sport athlete (ice hockey and baseball), former Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Nyjer Morgan figured he would have no trouble adjusting to Japan’s unique brand of baseball. A slow start and demotion to the minor leagues may have shaken that confidence, but Morgan is now starting to make a major impact with the Yokohama DeNa BayStars of Japan’s Central League. The 33-year-old native of San Francisco is batting .303 with 31 RBIs and a career-high seven home runs in 67 games as the No. 3 hitter for the BayStars.

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Business

Do sexy flight attendants really sell more seats?

FLIGHT ATTENDANTS–Singapore Airlines’ iconic Singapore Girl first appeared in 1972 wearing the “sarong kabaya” uniform, inspired by traditional attire found across much of Southeast Asia. (Photo/Singapore Airlines). by Ramy Inocencio in Hong Kong and Frances Cha in Seoul (CNN) — Images of bikini-clad women in Thailand posing suggestively in an online ad for a local airline inflamed passions — both positive and negative — earlier this year.