Italy volleyball team puts on clinic against Japan

Nov 23, 2013

Italy volleyball team puts on clinic against Japan

Italy downed Japan in straight sets (25-16, 25-21, 25-21) at the FIVB Men’s Grand Champions Cup on Saturday. The result gives Italy a 2-2 mark, while Japan remains winless at 0-4 heading into the final day of the volleyball competition at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. ...

Beaujolais makers aim higher

Nov 23, 2013

Beaujolais makers aim higher

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The wine world’s best-known party is beginning — the ritual uncorking of Beaujolais Nouveau every November. That’s both a curse and a blessing for the famed French region and its lesser-known yet finer wines. Beaujolais Nouveau is easy to drink, but everything a fine ...

Japan admiringly remembers JFK 50 years later

Nov 22, 2013

Japan admiringly remembers JFK 50 years later

Japanese fans of President John F. Kennedy took photos with his portrait, folded paper cranes and watched his inaugural ceremony on a monitor Friday to express admiration on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. “If he had lived longer, things might have been different,” ...

U.S. prevails over Japan in FIVB Men's Grand Champions Cup

Nov 19, 2013

U.S. prevails over Japan in FIVB Men's Grand Champions Cup

A strong U.S. men’s volleyball squad squad ran into a speed bump in the third set, but managed to defeat Japan, winning 3-1 (25-17, 25-17, 21-25, 25-20) in the teams’ FIVB Men’s Grand Champions Cup opener on Tuesday. Leading the victorious USA in scoring ...

Macau casino giant eyes Japan foray

Nov 19, 2013

Macau casino giant eyes Japan foray

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Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd., the Macau casino operator that made Lui Che-woo Asia’s third-richest man, plans to invest in China’s Hengqin Island and will consider investing at least $5 billion in Japan and Taiwan if allowed. Macau’s second-largest casino operator would consider spending at ...

Japan holds own with Dutch

Nov 17, 2013

Japan holds own with Dutch

Japan fought back from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw against the Netherlands on Saturday in a friendly between two World Cup qualifiers. Veteran Rafael van der Vaart scored a goal and set up another to give the Netherlands an early lead. ...

Nov 15, 2013

Mentor Koizumi shows protege Abe how to reboot

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By lending his popularity to the anti-nuclear chorus and exciting the public about a pro-growth energy future, Junichiro Koizumi isn't just counseling a better way. He's offering his protege Shinzo Abe an invitation into the pantheon of true Japanese reformers.

Nov 14, 2013

Yet another shameful food scandal

Since it is often difficult for ordinary customers to tell the difference in quality between the ingredients on their plate, it is up to restaurant operators to dispel Japan's mislabeling scandal.

Nov 12, 2013

Another thorn in Tokyo-Seoul ties

Tokyo and Seoul must try to find ways to prevent recent Korean court rulings ordering Japanese companies to compensate former Korean laborers from straining bilateral relations further.