Jul 2, 2015

Japan takes Brazil to WTO over taxes it says favor local firms

Japan launched a complaint against Brazil at the World Trade Organization on Thursday to challenge charges and taxes that it says illegally favor Brazilian-made goods over foreign competition, the WTO said in a statement. Japan says Brazil imposes a higher tax burden on importers ...

Neymar hit with ban

Jun 20, 2015

Neymar hit with ban

Brazil superstar Neymar was dramatically thrown out of the Copa America on Friday as Chile shrugged off the drunken-driving controversy surrounding Arturo Vidal to power into the quarterfinals. Neymar’s participation in the South American showpiece came to an abrupt end after a disciplinary hearing ...

France, England, Colombia into last 16

Jun 18, 2015

France, England, Colombia into last 16

France and England both advanced to the last 16 of the Women’s World Cup on Wednesday with wins as Colombia booked its spot as one of the best third-place finishers. Third-ranked France bounced back from a shock defeat to Colombia by whipping Mexico 5-0 ...

Telling the story of Japanese settlers in Brazil

Jun 10, 2015

Telling the story of Japanese settlers in Brazil

by Yugo Hirano

Masayuki Fukasawa, a veteran journalist at a Japanese-language newspaper in Sao Paulo, has taken inspiration from his own migrant story to compile a history of Japanese settlement in Brazil over the past century. “I wanted to incorporate into modern history the story of how ...