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Playing Mahjong May Reduce Depression, Study Finds

Mahjong is no longer just a means to teach crazy rich Asian mothers that prejudice can cost you your child’s happiness. As it turns out, the tile-based strategy game can also help adults struggling with symptoms of depression.

That’s according to a new study published in the journal Social Science & Medicine, which shows that a regular game of Mahjong can help reduce rates of depression among middle-aged and older adults in China. Those who reside in urban areas particularly found it beneficial.

Indonesia’s Asian Games Opening Was Absolutely Spectacular

For about a week now, Indonesia has been doing a magnificent job hosting the Asian Games, the continent’s biggest sporting event held every four years.

The event, considered the world’s second largest sporting event only after to the Olympics, marked the first time North and South Korea delegates marched together under one unified flag of Korea in the Asian Games after 12 years.

Japanese Basketball Players Sent Home From Asian Games After Getting Prostitutes in Indonesia

Four Japanese basketball players embroiled in a prostitution scandal while participating in the Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia have been booted after violating the national team’s code.

Yuya Nagayoshi, 27, Takuya Hashimoto, 23, Takuma Sato, 23, and Keita Imamura, 22, were sent home on Sunday after it was discovered that they paid for prostitutes in Jakarta’s red light district while wearing Japan’s national basketball uniform, according to Kyodo News.