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Toyota announces closure date for plant near Melbourne

Jan 31, 2017

Toyota announces closure date for plant near Melbourne

Toyota Australia has announced that it will end vehicle production at its Altona plant near Melbourne in early October, more than halving its local workforce. Toyota said in 2014 it would end production in Australia this year but had not set a closure date ...

Jan 31, 2017

Diet enacts extra budget for disaster relief and defense

The Diet has enacted an extra budget worth ¥622.5 billion for fiscal 2016 through March to provide disaster relief and increase defense spending. The third supplementary budget for the current fiscal year includes ¥195.5 billion for areas hit by powerful typhoons and earthquakes in ...

Jan 31, 2017

Canon CFO says investing in Toshiba's chip business 'difficult'

Canon Inc. views it as difficult to invest in Toshiba Corp.’s flash memory business because the company already has a number of investment projects going on and sees little time left to assess its property, Canon Chief Financial Officer Toshizo Tanaka said Tuesday. Speaking ...

Space cargo ship experiment to clean up debris hits snag

Jan 31, 2017

Space cargo ship experiment to clean up debris hits snag

An unmanned cargo ship released from the International Space Station last week has failed to extend a cable needed to test technology to remove debris from orbit, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said. The Kounotori6 cargo transporter, which was released from the ISS early ...

Ex-komusubi Tokitenku dies at 37

Jan 31, 2017

Ex-komusubi Tokitenku dies at 37

Former Mongolian-born komusubi Tokitenku died Tuesday of malignant lymphoma, the Japan Sumo Association said. He was 37. Tokitenku, who only retired last August and became sumo elder Magaki, competed in 63 grand sumo tournaments, including three at the fourth highest rank of komusubi, and ...

Jan 31, 2017

Sapporo drafts partnership rules for LGBT couples

The Sapporo Municipal Government has unveiled draft rules for officially recognizing same-sex partnerships between gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender couples. Not only would Sapporo be the country’s first major city to set such rules, it would also be the first municipality to certify partnerships ...

Jan 31, 2017

Stanford to open 2017 season in Australia

Stanford will open the upcoming football season in Australia against Rice. Stanford announced Monday that the schools had gotten approval to move the game that had been scheduled to be played in Houston to Sydney. The game will be moved up a week and ...

Jan 31, 2017

Welker joins Texans coaching staff

The Houston Texans have added Wes Welker to their coaching staff as an offense and special teams assistant. Welker wrapped up a 12-year playing career in 2015. He had 9,924 yards receiving and scored 50 touchdowns playing for five teams, including spending six seasons ...

Jan 31, 2017

Islanders to leave Brooklyn: reports

Barclays Center, which opened in Brooklyn in 2012, is planning on not being the home of the New York Islanders after the 2018-19 season, according to reports Monday. Bloomberg and the New York Daily News reported that the arena, built as the home of ...

Jan 31, 2017

Gonzaga climbs to No. 1 in AP poll

Gonzaga, the last unbeaten team in Division I, moved to No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll for the second time in school history. The Zags (22-0) jumped up from third when Villanova and Kansas both were beaten in a week when ...

Jan 31, 2017

Travel ban won't affect athletes, U.S. government tells USOC

The U.S. government has told the U.S. Olympic Committee that the travel ban put in place over the weekend shouldn’t impact athletes traveling to the United States for international events. In a statement Monday, USOC leaders said the government told them it would work ...

Jan 31, 2017

LA mayor positive about 2024 Olympic bid

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday he is confident the Los Angeles 2024 Olympic bid will be evaluated on its merits even in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s new immigration ban. A temporary ban on immigrants from seven majority-Muslim nations was ...