Jun 1, 2015

Sharp paid board members more last year despite huge losses

Despite incurring huge losses in its slumping liquid-crystal display and solar panel businesses, struggling electronics firm Sharp Corp. paid its board members more last fiscal year than the previous year, a document showed Monday. Sharp doled out a total of ¥313 million ($2.5 million) ...

Jun 1, 2015

More than 680 in South Korea quarantined over MERS virus

More than 680 people in South Korea have been placed in isolation after having contact with those infected with a virus that has killed hundreds of people in the Middle East, health officials said Monday. South Korea has reported 17 cases of Middle East ...

Jun 1, 2015

Kansai Electric hits households with second price hike

Kansai Electric Power Co. on Monday raised prices on households again, saying higher costs for imported fossil fuels had worsened business conditions in the absence of nuclear power. The price hike is the second by the major utility since the triple meltdown at the ...

Maldonado ends marathon game with homer in 17th

Jun 1, 2015

Maldonado ends marathon game with homer in 17th

Martin Maldonado slid into home plate just for fun. After 17 innings, it was a well-earned celebration for the weary Milwaukee catcher. Maldonado homered to center field with one out in the bottom of the 17th, helping the Brewers outlast the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 ...

Jun 1, 2015

Auto sales slide 7.6% in May on minicar tax

Auto sales in May fell 7.6 percent to 335,644 units from a year ago as the April tax hike on minivehicles weighed on demand, industry bodies said Monday. Minicar sales sank 19.6 percent to 125,755 units, down for the fifth consecutive month, the Japan ...

Halilhodzic places hopes in Usami for Japan's World Cup qualifier

Jun 1, 2015

Halilhodzic places hopes in Usami for Japan's World Cup qualifier

Red-hot Gamba Osaka striker Takashi Usami was among 25 players named by manager Vahid Halilhodzic on Monday for Japan’s upcoming World Cup qualifier against Singapore and a friendly versus Iraq. Japan launches its World Cup qualifying campaign on June 16 at Saitama Stadium, five ...

Jun 1, 2015

South Korea, China sign free trade pact

China and South Korea on Monday formally signed a free trade agreement that would remove most tariffs between Asia’s largest and fourth-largest economies, whose trade is already worth more than $200 billion. The pact — largely agreed in November and signed by the two ...