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Noxious gas sickens 16 at Yokohama food factory

National May 24, 2017

Noxious gas sickens 16 at Yokohama food factory

Sixteen people were hospitalized after inhaling a noxious gas at a food-processing factory in Yokohama, officials with the municipal fire department said. The incident occurred shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday at a Foods System factory in Isogo Ward when chemicals were being mixed to clean ...

Shoko Chukin Bank raided over shady loans

Business May 24, 2017

Shoko Chukin Bank raided over shady loans

Government officials Wednesday raided the offices of Shoko Chukin Bank, a state-linked lender for small and medium-sized firms, over improper loans issued under a state-backed program to help crisis-hit companies. The Financial Services Agency, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Finance Ministry ...

Former Fed chief Bernanke endorses BOJ's inflation goal

Business / Economy May 24, 2017

Former Fed chief Bernanke endorses BOJ's inflation goal

Former head of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Ben S. Bernanke, endorsed the Bank of Japan's extraordinary easing measures to break free of persistent deflation and underlined the importance of coordinating monetary policy with fiscal stimulus. "Despite improvement in the Japanese economy, I think there's still ...

Trump retains private attorney for Russia probe, source says

World / Politics May 24, 2017

Trump retains private attorney for Russia probe, source says

U.S. President Donald Trump has tapped a longtime legal adviser to serve as his private attorney while a special counsel investigates whether his campaign worked with Russia in last year's election, a source familiar with the decision said on Tuesday. Fox Business News and ABC ...

Multilingual audio tourist guide app offered for Japan's Imperial sites

National May 24, 2017

Multilingual audio tourist guide app offered for Japan's Imperial sites

The Imperial Household Agency started offering a multilingual tourist guide using a smartphone application Tuesday in a bid to attract more foreign visitors to places with Imperial connections. The new service, called Imperial Palaces Guide, provides Apple iOS users with detailed information in English, Chinese, ...

Editorials May 24, 2017

Clear up Kake Gakuen suspicions

Instead of merely dismissing the credibility of the documents, the administration should fulfill its duty of accountability by clearing up any suspicions surrounding the project.

Japan falls against Uruguay at U-20 World Cup

Soccer May 24, 2017

Japan falls against Uruguay at U-20 World Cup

Japan's second-round hopes at the Under-20 World Cup will rest on their final Group D game against Italy after Atsushi Uchiyama's side lost 2-0 to Uruguay on Wednesday. Nicolas Schiappacasse and Mathias Olivera scored on either side of the break for Uruguay, who booked a ...

Cerezo edge Kobe in league-cup Kansai derby

Soccer / J. League May 24, 2017

Cerezo edge Kobe in league-cup Kansai derby

Cerezo Osaka defeated Vissel Kobe 1-0 behind Kota Fujimoto's first-half strike to rise to the top of Group B in the Levain Cup on Wednesday. Kobe, with a game in hand, are in second on 12 points, two points behind Cerezo in the league cup ...

Osera pitches Carp past Swallows

Baseball / Japanese Baseball May 24, 2017

Osera pitches Carp past Swallows

Daichi Osera threw six shutout innings to lead the Hiroshima Carp to a 6-1 victory over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows on Wednesday. Before 30,469 at rainy Mazda Stadium, Osera (2-0) allowed three hits and a walk, while striking out six against a Swallows lineup that ...

Injury forces Kisenosato out of Summer Basho

Sumo / Basho Reports May 24, 2017

Injury forces Kisenosato out of Summer Basho

Japanese-born yokozuna Kisenosato, who had been gunning for his third straight title, has withdrawn from the ongoing Summer Grand Sumo Tournament after failing to recover from upper body injuries, sumo officials said Wednesday. The 30-year-old wrestler from the Tagonoura stable becomes the second yokozuna to ...

Nishikori makes winning start at Geneva Open

More Sports / Tennis May 24, 2017

Nishikori makes winning start at Geneva Open

World No. 9 Kei Nishikori got off to a winning start at the Geneva Open on Tuesday, taking care of Kazakhstan's 88th-ranked Mikhail Kukushkin in straight sets in the second round. Nishikori, recently hampered by a right wrist injury, saved two break points to advance ...

Frontale take control in ACL knockout match

Soccer May 24, 2017

Frontale take control in ACL knockout match

Kawasaki Frontale scored a resounding 3-1 victory over Muangthong United in the first leg of the Asian Champions League round of 16 on Tuesday. After Teerasil Dangda handed the hosts the lead in the third minute of first-half injury time, Kawasaki captain and reigning J. ...