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Eateries refresh uniforms to draw more female staff

Business May 21, 2017

Eateries refresh uniforms to draw more female staff

Understaffed Japanese restaurants and food chains are trying to make their uniforms more stylish to attract more young female workers. B-R 31 Ice Cream Co., the local franchise of American ice cream chain Baskin-Robbins, replaced its uniform in February with a new one designed by ...

Summer releases: bring your A-game

Digital | ON: GAMES May 21, 2017

Summer releases: bring your A-game

by Brian Ashcraft

Stuff they don't teach at school It's May and it's virtually summer — the perfect time to play "Summer Lesson: The Hikari Miyamoto Collection," in which you tutor and hang out with schoolgirl Hikari Miyamoto. This game was released as a download last October, but ...

Kubo sparks triumphant Japan in Under-20 World Cup opener

Soccer May 21, 2017

Kubo sparks triumphant Japan in Under-20 World Cup opener

Takefusa Kubo came off the bench and set up Ritsu Doan's winner as Japan came from behind to defeat South Africa 2-1 on Sunday in its Group D opener at the Under-20 World Cup. Grant Margeman handed South Africa the lead in the seventh minute, ...

Soul Stirring triumphs in Japanese Oaks

More Sports / Horse Racing May 21, 2017

Soul Stirring triumphs in Japanese Oaks

Frankel-sired Soul Stirring captured the second jewel in the filly's Triple Crown on Sunday, comfortably winning the Japanese Oaks at Tokyo Racecourse. Runaway favorite Soul Stirring did her legendary father of 10 Grade 1 wins proud, bouncing back from last month's disappointment of finishing third ...

Rivals Hakuho, Harumafuji improve to 8-0

Sumo May 21, 2017

Rivals Hakuho, Harumafuji improve to 8-0

Hakuho put on another sumo clinic on Sunday to stay unbeaten and tied for the lead with fellow Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji after eight days of action at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho oozed class in his bout against struggling Kotoshogiku (1-7) at Ryogoku Kokugikan, ...

Sharks outclass lowly Sunwolves

More Sports / Rugby May 21, 2017

Sharks outclass lowly Sunwolves

The Sunwolves were once again reminded Saturday of the gulf that exists between Super Rugby and the Top League in a 38-17 defeat to the Sharks at Singapore National Stadium. Three tries in the last six minutes handed the South African side its first bonus-point ...