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Japan-EU trade pact continues to elude over auto, dairy tariffs

Business Jul 2, 2017

Japan-EU trade pact continues to elude over auto, dairy tariffs

After two days of high-level talks, a broad agreement on free trade envisioned by Japan and the European Union remained out of reach Saturday as differences lingered over tariffs on European dairy and farm products, and other sensitive issues. "There has been significant progress but ...

May could walk out of Brexit talks over exit bill: report

World / Politics Jul 2, 2017

May could walk out of Brexit talks over exit bill: report

British business leaders have been told to brace for the possibility that Prime Minister Theresa May's government may walk out of Brexit talks this year, according to the Sunday Telegraph. The move would be designed for "domestic consumption" to show the government is negotiating hard ...

Canadians celebrate meaning of nation on rainy 150th birthday

World Jul 2, 2017

Canadians celebrate meaning of nation on rainy 150th birthday

Canada's long-anticipated 150th birthday celebrations Saturday were marked by heavy rain and some protests, though the downpour failed to dampen spirits of revelers who thronged in large numbers to enjoy musical performances and parades. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kicked off celebrations amid heavy security and ...

The sweet  artworks of Tetsuya Nagata

Style & Design Jul 2, 2017

The sweet artworks of Tetsuya Nagata

by Yoko Haruhara

Osaka-born artist Tetsuya Nagata has found a unique way to breathe new life into two time-honored crafts of Japan — washi (Japanese paper) and wagashi (Japanese sweets). By pressing Nishinouchi washi into carved wooden molds that were originally used for shaping sugar, he creates delicate ...

'Most wanted' in Japanese design

Style & Design | ON: DESIGN Jul 2, 2017

'Most wanted' in Japanese design

by Mio Yamada

The Interior Lifestyle Tokyo trade fair, an annual event held in June at Tokyo Big Sight, always showcases an impressive number of Japanese participants. This year, On Design picks its favorites from the fair's "Wanted" special exhibition of designers looking for collaborators or ...

Antlers end Reysol's 10-game unbeaten streak

Soccer / J. League Jul 2, 2017

Antlers end Reysol's 10-game unbeaten streak

Brazilian striker Pedro Junior struck a superb winner as reigning champions Kashima Antlers smashed Kashiwa Reysol's 10-match unbeaten streak with a 3-2 away victory in the J. League on Sunday night. Kashima benefited from two costly errors by Kashiwa goalkeeper Kosuke Nakamura to take a ...

Hawks rally to sink Eagles

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jul 2, 2017

Hawks rally to sink Eagles

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks rallied against Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles star starter Takayuki Kishi and closer Yuki Matsui in the eighth inning to earn a 5-4 win on Sunday. A day after the Hawks called on closer Dennis Sarfate to get them out of trouble ...

Hagino wins French Open 400-meter IM

More Sports / Swimming Jul 2, 2017

Hagino wins French Open 400-meter IM

Olympic champion Kosuke Hagino continued his preparations for the upcoming world swimming championships in Hungary with a dominant win in the men's 400 meters individual medley at the French Open on Saturday. Hagino powered home in a time of 4 minutes, 13.73 seconds to easily ...