Nov 27, 2014

Sapporo to bid for '26 Games

The mayor of Sapporo in Japan’s northernmost island prefecture Hokkaido on Thursday announced the city’s intention to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games. The Japanese Olympic Committee will decide in 2016 which Japanese city will bid to host the event before International Olympic Committee ...

Nov 26, 2014

Man, 26, held for beating infant daughter into unconsciousness

Sapporo Nishi Police in Hokkaido arrested a 26-year-old man Tuesday for allegedly striking his 4-month-old daughter in the head on several occasions to the point where she has been unconscious since August. Toshiyuki Miyamoto of Sapporo’s Nishi Ward reportedly abused his daughter, Yuki, for ...

Suntory becomes top-selling Japanese brewer in Jan.-June period

Aug 7, 2014

Suntory becomes top-selling Japanese brewer in Jan.-June period

Suntory Holdings Ltd.’s sales overtook those of Kirin Holdings Co. in the January-June period for the first time since 2009, when it adopted a holding company system, according to earnings reports released by major Japanese brewers by Wednesday. Suntory racked up record-high group sales ...