Airbnb home-sharing war heats up in Japan

Jul 27, 2016

Airbnb home-sharing war heats up in Japan

Sarah Takeda thought she had a good little business renting a traditional tatami-mat room in her house on Airbnb. But she and other hosts in Japan are learning the hard way that the home-sharing site’s fastest-growing market is also becoming the next flash point ...

Manfred says dates for Tokyo Olympics 'not ideal' for MLB

Jul 13, 2016

Manfred says dates for Tokyo Olympics 'not ideal' for MLB

As Major League Baseball prepares for talks about the 2020 Olympics, commissioner Rob Manfred said “from a calendar prospective, the dates of the Tokyo Games are not ideal.” The International Olympic Committee executive board voted last month to support a six-nation tournament that year ...

Iconic Murofushi confirms retirement

Jul 8, 2016

Iconic Murofushi confirms retirement

Japan’s 2004 Olympic hammer-throw winner Koji Murofushi confirmed his retirement during a visit to the Japan Sports Agency on Friday, two weeks after he missed out on a place in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The 41-year-old returned to the national championships following a ...

Jul 7, 2016

World Baseball Softball Confederation to inspect Yokohama Stadium

The World Baseball Softball Confederation will conduct an inspection next week of Yokohama Stadium as a possible venue for Olympic baseball and softball at the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo, sources familiar with the matter said Wednesday. The stadium, home of the Yokohama BayStars, ...