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SoftBank to raise $8.9 billion from Alibaba sale

Business / Corporate Jun 2, 2016

SoftBank to raise $8.9 billion from Alibaba sale

SoftBank Group Corp. said Thursday its sale of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. stock will raise $8.9 billion, an infusion of cash that can be used to strengthen the company's balance sheet and allow it to act fast when making strategic investments. Alibaba is paying $74 ...

Manga shows Hiroshima survival as one of joy

National Jun 2, 2016

Manga shows Hiroshima survival as one of joy

by May Masangkay

The horror in post-bombing Hiroshima is captured in black-and-white photos of the city and its beleaguered survivors. But Taeko Tada, whose mother survived the U.S. atomic bombing at the age of 5, has a different take on the tragedy. Her self-published manga focuses on the ...

Business / Corporate Jun 2, 2016

JAL ditches plan for Haneda-New York flights this fall

ork Japan Airlines Co. has abandoned plans to begin flights between Haneda airport and New York this fall, sources said Wednesday. The move came as the transport ministry plans to apply rules limiting the opening of new routes by JAL, which was rehabilitated from its 2010 ...

Nadeshiko Japan makes new start under Takakura

Soccer Jun 2, 2016

Nadeshiko Japan makes new start under Takakura

All eyes will be on new Nadeshiko Japan manager Asako Takakura and her newly assembled charges when Japan faces world champion United States on Thursday in the first game of a two-match friendly tour. The 48-year-old Takakura, who led Japan to titles at the 2014 ...

Coaching moves already underway

Basketball | BJ-LEAGUE NOTEBOOK Jun 2, 2016

Coaching moves already underway

by Ed Odeven

The annual coaching carousel changes the landscape of who's in charge. With the conclusion of the bj-league's 11th and final season on May 15, when the Ryukyu Golden Kings captured their record fourth title, a number of teams have switched — or plan to switch ...

Olympic chiefs back five sports for Tokyo 2020

Olympics Jun 2, 2016

Olympic chiefs back five sports for Tokyo 2020

Five sports, including baseball, skateboarding and surfing, are set to feature at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after the IOC on Wednesday recommended them to attract a younger audience and boost local support for the games. The International Olympic Committee must now rubber-stamp the inclusion of ...