Sep 28, 2016

Auto output in Japan up 9.2% on year in August

Japan’s automobile production rose 9.2 percent in August from a year earlier to 621,349 vehicles, data released by eight major carmakers showed Wednesday, indicating many have fully recovered from disruptions caused by earthquakes this spring. Domestic production at Japan’s top three automakers — Toyota ...

Japan's private-sector wage average rises for third straight year

Sep 28, 2016

Japan's private-sector wage average rises for third straight year

The average earnings of private-sector workers in Japan in 2015 increased ¥54,000 from the preceding year to ¥4,204,000, up for the third year in a row, the National Tax Agency said in a survey report Wednesday. The increase apparently reflected improvements in the employment ...

Sep 28, 2016

Kenya's Olympic team leader charged, denies stealing funds

Kenya’s team leader at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics stole $256,000 from government and sports authorities meant for the athletes’ and officials’ stay at the games, prosecutors alleged in court on Wednesday. Stephen Arap Soi, Kenya’s chef de mission at the Olympics last month, ...

Regretful Allardyce says entrapment led to England exit

Sep 28, 2016

Regretful Allardyce says entrapment led to England exit

Sam Allardyce flew out of England on Wednesday after expressing regret over “silly” unguarded comments to undercover journalists that cost him the England manager’s job. While apologizing for his indiscretions, Allardyce complained about “entrapment” by the Daily Telegraph that made his England job untenable ...

Memorial service set for Marlins ace Fernandez

Sep 28, 2016

Memorial service set for Marlins ace Fernandez

The Miami Marlins have scheduled a public memorial service for pitcher Jose Fernandez, who was killed in a weekend boat crash along with two friends. The team said in a news release that fans can gather Wednesday along the west side of Marlins Park ...

Sep 28, 2016

Former star Tsuji emerges as candidate to manage Lions

Former Seibu Lions second baseman Hatsuhiko Tsuji is a prime candidate to manage the Pacific League club next season, an informed source said Wednesday. Current Lions skipper Norio Tanabe will resign at the end of this season. Tanabe, a former shortstop, and Tsuji were ...