Japan nabs bronze in team synchro

Aug 20, 2016

Japan nabs bronze in team synchro

Japan produced a solid performance Friday to swim off with the team synchronized swimming bronze at the Rio Games. The eight-woman Japanese team, featuring duet bronze medalists Risako Mitsui and Yukiko Inui, scored 95.4333 points in Friday’s free routine to hang onto their third ...

Abe may try to address unequal pay

Aug 19, 2016

Abe may try to address unequal pay

The government might try to raise pay for nonregular workers to about 80 percent of that earned by regular employees as part of efforts to live up to the concept of equal pay for equal work, officials said. The government plans to launch an ...

Aug 18, 2016

Building stronger ties with Iran

Japan should consider more proactive steps to beef up its relations with Tehran, by building on the bilateral investment treaty signed in February to boost economic ties.

Japan drops final match of Olympic tournament

Aug 14, 2016

Japan drops final match of Olympic tournament

Already eliminated Japan crashed to its fourth defeat of the Rio Olympics women’s hockey tournament after going down 2-0 to Australia in its final Group B game Saturday. Japan was playing for pride after Argentina earlier in the day beat India 5-0 to improve ...

Japan defeats France in final Pool A contest

Aug 14, 2016

Japan defeats France in final Pool A contest

Asami Yoshida and Ramu Tokashiki combined for 37 points, leading Japan to a 79-71 victory over France in the final game of Pool A in the women’s basketball tournament at the Rio Olympics on Saturday. Coach Tomohide Utsumi’s squad, which had already booked its ...

Japan spikers lose again

Aug 13, 2016

Japan spikers lose again

The Japan women’s volleyball team suffered a third defeat in four matches at the Rio Olympics on Friday, this time losing 3-0 to Russia and putting its bid for a place in the quarterfinals in jeopardy. Russia plowed through its opponent, dominating the first ...