/ Sep 3, 2016

Sakura Sevens earn Hong Kong title

The Sakura Sevens won the big prize on Saturday, capturing the women’s championship at the Hong Kong Sevens, the first event of the 2016 Asian Rugby Sevens Series. The Japan women beat Thailand in the cup semifinal 43-0 before defeating China 14-7. The men, ...

/ Sep 2, 2016

Japan hockey team falls to Germany

Japan’s men’s ice hockey team lost 5-0 against Germany in the final qualifiers for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics on Thursday. Japan, ranked 21st in the world, had no answer to 10th-ranked Germany and faces a tough task to make its way to the Games ...

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.