Oct 9, 2013

IMF cuts Japan growth estimate

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday slashed its global economic growth projections for the year, saying the Japanese economy will slow down due to factors such as the planned sales tax hike next April. In its World Economic Outlook, the IMF also urged the ...

'Mothers of golf' tested themselves abroad

Sep 26, 2013

'Mothers of golf' tested themselves abroad

by Takeshi Ozawa

Hisako “Chako” Higuchi and the late Ku Ok-hee of South Korea are regarded as the “mothers of women’s golf” in their countries and followed a similar groundbreaking path to the top by challenging themselves overseas. Higuchi said that when she turned pro in 1967, ...

Three second-half goals carry Japan past Ghana

Sep 10, 2013

Three second-half goals carry Japan past Ghana

by Andrew Mckirdy

Manchester United star Shinji Kagawa sparked a second-half fightback as Japan came from a goal behind to beat Ghana 3-1 in a friendly on Tuesday night. Frank Acheampong sent the West Africans into halftime with a shock lead at Nissan Stadium after opening the ...

Japan, Ghana exhibit contrast in styles

Sep 9, 2013

Japan, Ghana exhibit contrast in styles

Japan manager Alberto Zaccheroni urged his players to hone their touch in front of goal against Ghana on Tuesday — or risk being embarrassed by another of the world’s top teams. The Asian champions coasted past Guatemala 3-0 on Friday in Osaka, but Zaccheroni ...