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48 articles published


National Jun 21, 2016

Osaka 3-year-old killed by air bag deployment: police

The death of a 3-year-old girl caught up in a traffic accident in Osaka in February appears to have been caused by the vehicle's air bag, police said Tuesday. The girl died from a chest injury after her 30-year-old mother crashed their minivehicle into a ...

City mayors forging alliance over Airbnb and Uber

Business Jun 21, 2016

City mayors forging alliance over Airbnb and Uber

Uber Technologies Inc. and Airbnb Inc. have set their sights on global expansion. They are about to face a global response. Mayors from New York to Paris and Seoul think they have found the trick to coping with so-called "sharing economy" apps — working together. ...

Business / Economy Jun 21, 2016

Aso worried by yen's moves but rules out early intervention

Finance Minister Taro Aso said Tuesday the government will not rush to weaken the yen, although sharp swings in the currency markets are "undesirable." "Regarding currency intervention, we will not do it so easily," Aso told a news conference. He added, any action the government takes ...

Business / Economy Jun 21, 2016

Some BOJ policymakers worried about negative rates, minutes show

Minutes from the Bank of Japan's April policy meeting showed some members expressed misgivings over its negative interest rate policy. "A few members argued that the negative interest rate policy would impair the functioning of financial markets and financial intermediation as well as stability of ...

Editorials Jun 21, 2016

Getting tough on Russian cheating

The decision to ban the Russian track and field team from the Olympics was correct. Now it's up to Russia to prove beyond all doubt that it understands the stakes and will adjust its behavior accordingly.

In space-tight Japan, how to live like a minimalist

Lifestyle Jun 21, 2016

In space-tight Japan, how to live like a minimalist

by Megumi Lim

Fumio Sasaki's one-room Tokyo apartment is so stark friends liken it to an interrogation room. He owns three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and a meager scattering of various other items. Money isn't the issue. The 36-year-old editor has made a ...

Lepage's '887' addresses memories in magical ways

Stage Jun 21, 2016

Lepage's '887' addresses memories in magical ways

by Nobuko Tanaka

Almost a year after "887" premiered in Toronto in July 2015, and following five-star reviews at every stop on a multinational tour that took in the world's biggest annual theater event, the Edinburgh International Festival, the latest play by Robert Lepage — the Canadian ...

'Joseph' cuts a cool dash

Stage Jun 21, 2016

'Joseph' cuts a cool dash

by Kris Kosaka

Embrace the summer heat with a rousing musical journey across the arid deserts of the Book of Genesis, as Theatre Orb in Tokyo presents a revival of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," the first publicly performed musical by those masters of the genre, ...

Usami out for revenge in return to Bundesliga

Soccer Jun 21, 2016

Usami out for revenge in return to Bundesliga

Gamba Osaka forward Takashi Usami said Tuesday he is returning to the Bundesliga this summer with an agenda. The 24-year-old spent two seasons, from the age of 19, in Germany but returned to Japan in 2013 with precious little to show for his efforts. At ...