Japan braces for powerful Typhoon Lionrock

Aug 29, 2016

Japan braces for powerful Typhoon Lionrock

The Meteorological Agency on Monday warned of heavy rain, strong winds and rough seas as Typhoon Lionrock swirled off Japan’s eastern coast. The storm was forecast to strike eastern or northern Honshu, possibly including the Tokyo region, early Tuesday. As of 9 p.m. Monday, ...

Aug 29, 2016

Tokitenku accepts retirement due to cancer battle

Longtime maegashira Tokitenku said Monday that balancing cancer treatments and sumo wrestling proved to be too difficult. Three days after the Japan Sumo Association announced that the 36-year-old Mongolian-born wrestler had been accepted as a sumo elder, a tearful Tokitenku talked about his decision ...

Aug 29, 2016

Japan's three biggest banks seeking business expansion in Africa

The three mega-banks said they will expand their businesses in Africa, following Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s pledge over the weekend to bolster measures to boost investment in the resource-rich continent. Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp., Mizuho Bank and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ are aiming ...