Feb 21, 2017

Japan aims to attract more foreign workers amid growth in tourism

The government compiled a plan Tuesday to ease visa restrictions for foreign workers in designated special economic zones to address the growing need for tourism services. The move signals a shift in the nation’s immigration policy, which has traditionally focused on allowing only highly ...

Japan eyes talks with new U.S. national security adviser

Feb 21, 2017

Japan eyes talks with new U.S. national security adviser

Newly appointed U.S. national security adviser Lt. Gen. Herbert Raymond McMaster and Shotaro Yachi, the head of the Japanese National Security Council’s secretariat, agreed Wednesday to closely coordinate moves and meet in the United States in the near future. According to the government, the ...

Japan zoo culls monkeys carrying 'invasive' genes

Feb 21, 2017

Japan zoo culls monkeys carrying 'invasive' genes

A zoo in the city of Futtsu, Chiba Prefecture, has culled 57 native snow monkeys by lethal injection after finding that they carried genes of an “invasive alien species,” officials said Tuesday. The Takagoyama Nature Zoo housed 164 simians that it believed were all ...

Money-losing Toshiba selling medical leasing unit to Canon

Feb 21, 2017

Money-losing Toshiba selling medical leasing unit to Canon

Embattled Japanese electronics maker Toshiba Corp. is selling its stake in a medical equipment leasing company to Canon Inc. for ¥31.4 billion ($277 million). Toshiba said Tuesday it is selling its entire 65 percent stake in Toshiba Medical Finance Co. to Canon, a Japanese ...

Feb 21, 2017

Spanish court nixes Neymar, Barcelona appeals

A Spanish court on Monday dismissed appeals from Neymar and Barcelona over alleged fraud and corruption in the Brazilian star’s transfer from Santos in 2013. The decision brings the possibility of the player and club facing trial a step closer. Neymar’s arrival from Brazil’s ...

Feb 21, 2017

Brazil fires Olympic soccer coach Micale

Brazil’s soccer confederation has fired the coach who led Neymar and company to the country’s first Olympic soccer gold medal in Rio de Janeiro. Confederation spokesman Gregorio Fernandes confirmed on Monday that youth division coach Rogerio Micale was removed after Brazil failed to qualify ...