Jun 28, 2016

Tax revenue falls short of government estimate

Tax revenue collected by the central government in fiscal 2015 totaled around ¥56.28 trillion, government sources said, falling short of estimates as corporate tax revenue was reduced by the effects of a firming yen. For the past year to March 31, corporate tax revenue ...

Jun 28, 2016

Line shoots for ¥112 billion IPO amid market tumult

Line Corp., Japan’s most popular mobile-messaging service, and its owners are aiming to raise as much as ¥112 billion in what could become the biggest technology initial public offering globally this year. Backed by South Korean search portal Naver Corp., Line and its existing ...

Teguramori issues challenge to players before South Africa match

Jun 28, 2016

Teguramori issues challenge to players before South Africa match

Japan’s Rio Olympic coach Makoto Teguramori urged his team to give him a selection headache with one, final captivating home performance against South Africa on Wednesday. Ahead of Friday’s announcement of Japan’s 18 for the Summer Games, Teguramori said Tuesday he expects to see ...

Jun 28, 2016

Argentines beg Messi not to end international career

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona and the country’s President Mauricio Macri urged Lionel Messi on Monday not to leave the national team despite his vow to quit after a humiliating defeat. The Barcelona superstar left the field in tears after missing a spot-kick in ...

Legendary women's basketball coach Summitt dies at 64

Jun 28, 2016

Legendary women's basketball coach Summitt dies at 64

Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who uplifted the women’s game from obscurity to national prominence during her 38-year career at Tennessee, has died. She was 64. With an icy glare on the sidelines, Summitt led the Lady Vols ...

Jun 28, 2016

Hershel Walker says Trump friendship costly

Retired NFL player Herschel Walker says he’s being dropped from speaking engagements because of his relationship with Donald Trump. In an interview on the “TMZ Sports” TV show, the Heisman Trophy winner and former “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant said he’s known Trump “before he became ...

Jun 28, 2016

Predators give forward Forsberg a six-year contract

The Nashville Predators have signed forward Filip Forsberg to a six-year, $36 million contract, locking up one of their brightest young stars long term. Forsberg will make $6 million each of the next six seasons under terms of the deal announced Monday, At a ...

Jun 28, 2016

T-Wolves to bring in Chinese part-owner: report

Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor will bring in the NBA’s first part-owner from China in a deal to add two new investors to his ownership group, ESPN reported Monday. Citing unnamed sources, ESPN said the deal will allow Taylor to remain the club’s controlling ...

Jun 28, 2016

NBA stars Durant, Anthony headline 12-man U.S. Olympic team

Kyrie Irving took one last shot on the flight home from the NBA Finals, hoping LeBron James would play in the Olympics. James isn’t going to Rio, and neither are many more of basketball’s best players. The Americans think they’ll be just fine with ...

Jun 28, 2016

Brexit and Japan

Efforts must be made to stop repercussions of the Brexit vote from turning into the source of another global recession, and Japan should play a major role in them.