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Japan issued record number of visas to Chinese in 2015, up 85%

National Jun 6, 2016

Japan issued record number of visas to Chinese in 2015, up 85%

Japan handed out 3.78 million visas to Chinese nationals in 2015, up about 85 percent from the previous year as Chinese tourist arrivals increased on a weaker yen and relaxed visa rules, the Foreign Ministry said Monday. The record number issued to Chinese accounted for ...

Peru's Kuczynski narrowly leads Fujimori in election

World / Politics Jun 6, 2016

Peru's Kuczynski narrowly leads Fujimori in election

Center-right economist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski had a slight lead over Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of an imprisoned former president, as early results came in from Peru's presidential election on Sunday. The 77-year-old Kuczynski had 50.59 percent support while Fujimori had 49.41 percent with about 52 ...

Editorials Jun 6, 2016

An icon passes on

Muhammed Ali called himself "the Greatest," and by the time of his passing many in the world would agree.

Okazaki backs Vardy to succeed at Arsenal

Soccer Jun 6, 2016

Okazaki backs Vardy to succeed at Arsenal

Japan forward Shinji Okazaki believes Leicester City strike-partner Jamie Vardy would make a seamless transition at Arsenal if he joins the Gunners just weeks after helping the Foxes complete a fairy-tale run to their first Premier League title. Vardy, who scored 24 goals last season, ...

Nadeshiko-U.S. game abandoned in storm

Soccer Jun 6, 2016

Nadeshiko-U.S. game abandoned in storm

The second match of Japan's two-game friendly series away to the United States on Sunday was halted and ultimately abandoned with the Americans leading 2-0 in the second half because of a thunderstorm. Goals from Julie Johnston in the 27th minute and Alex Morgan in ...