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National Jun 16, 2016

Man thought abducted by North Korea found in Japan

A man missing since 1997 and thought possibly abducted by North Korea has been found within Japan, police have confirmed. Kazuya Miyauchi, 51, who went missing at the age of 32 in Fukui Prefecture, was found in early June, the Fukui police said Thursday, adding ...

Business Jun 16, 2016

Suga tells ministries to ask for more funding for tourism improvements

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga instructed government ministries Thursday to include "effective and bold" measures to lure more foreign tourists in their budget requests for fiscal 2017. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's administration has set a target of 40 million foreign visitors in 2020, when Tokyo ...

Business / Corporate Jun 16, 2016

Nippon Paper to buy Weyerhaeuser drinks carton business

Nippon Paper Industries Co. said Thursday it has agreed to purchase the world's third largest liquids packaging board business from U.S. timber company Weyerhaeuser Co. for $285 million. The U.S. business, which produces and sells paper containers for soft drinks and milk, will be transferred ...

Music Jun 16, 2016

Summer Sonic unveils domestic collaborative acts

by Chinatsu Yajima

Summer Sonic on Thursday unveiled nine new domestic acts and a solo artist from China for its upcoming 2016 edition, including indie trio Cero and singer-songwriter Kazumi Nikaido, who is performing with the Gentle Forest Jazz Band. Chinese solo artist Leah Dou has also been ...

Sakamoto lifts Giants to victory over Eagles

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jun 16, 2016

Sakamoto lifts Giants to victory over Eagles

Hayato Sakamoto brought the Yomiuri Giants from behind for the third time on Thursday night with a two-run, eighth-inning homer in a 10-7 interleague win over the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. Trailing by a run in the bottom of eighth before 44,925 at Tokyo Dome, ...