Tokyo to rebuild iconic Jingu, Chichibunomiya stadiums

Apr 1, 2015

Tokyo to rebuild iconic Jingu, Chichibunomiya stadiums

Two of Tokyo’s most iconic sports landmarks, Jingu Stadium and Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground, will be replaced by 2025, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government said Wednesday. Jingu, home of Nippon Professional Baseball’s Yakult Swallows as well as Tokyo’s two biggest university baseball leagues, was ...

Gazans hope ICC will make 'Israel pay'

Apr 1, 2015

Gazans hope ICC will make 'Israel pay'

Holding Israel accountable. This is what Yasser al-Qassas and thousands of Gazans hope to see with the Palestinian accession to the International Criminal Court on Wednesday. Palestinians joined the ICC with the goal of trying Israeli leaders for alleged war crimes in the fighting ...

Fiscal year heralds 890,000 new recruits

Apr 1, 2015

Fiscal year heralds 890,000 new recruits

An estimated 890,000 new recruits began work at companies, public offices and other organizations across Japan on Wednesday as the nation marked the start of the 2015 fiscal year. Central and local governments, as well as many private-sector companies, held welcome ceremonies for new ...

Apr 1, 2015

Nation's food self-sufficiency rate

Instead of setting excessively high targets for food self-sufficiency, maintaining an open trade system and diverse sources of food imports should be the priority for Japan in its quest for food security.

Apr 1, 2015

Corporate leadership rejuvenation

Hopefully the move to buck the seniority system and appoint younger presidents will help breathe fresh air into the staid corporate culture of major Japanese firms.

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Dollar weaker below ¥120

The dollar drifted below ¥120 in Tokyo trading Wednesday, as weaker-than-expected economic data drove down stock prices and fueled risk-averse sentiment. At 5 p.m., the dollar was at ¥119.89-90, down from ¥120.20-20 at the same time Tuesday. The euro was at $1.0752-0754, up from ...