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Japan and EU reach free trade accord in blow against protectionism

Business Jul 6, 2017

Japan and EU reach free trade accord in blow against protectionism

Senior European Union and Japanese officials reached a free-trade agreement on Wednesday, paving the way for leaders to conclude the political accord Thursday, European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said. "We've reached political agreement at ministerial level on an EU-Japan trade deal. We now recommend to ...

Ghosn boosts Renault's China ties with Brilliance van buy-in

Business Jul 6, 2017

Ghosn boosts Renault's China ties with Brilliance van buy-in

Renault SA has agreed to acquire almost half of Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd.'s unprofitable minibus unit, giving the French carmaker a foothold in light commercial vehicles in the world's largest auto market. The manufacturers will invest a combined 1.5 billion yuan ($221 million) in ...

Editorials Jul 6, 2017

Apple's iPhone turns 10

The iPhone has changed the world, transforming the lives of billions of people around the world and facilitating a social and economic transition that is still underway.

Herbs relax and soothe on humid nights

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Jul 6, 2017

Herbs relax and soothe on humid nights

Prince Park Tower Tokyo is offering an accommodation plan from July 14 to Sept. 30 especially for those who have a hard time sleeping during the hot and humid summer nights. In collaboration with herbal specialty shop enherb owned by Tokyo-based Connecto. Co., the plan ...

Maru clouts two homers as Carp edge Giants

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jul 6, 2017

Maru clouts two homers as Carp edge Giants

Yoshihiro Maru's two home runs tipped a see-saw game the Hiroshima Carp's way in a 6-5 win over the Yomiuri Giants on Thursday night. Before 31,255 at Hiroshima's Mazda Stadum, the Carp scored for the first time in three games to overturn an early two-run ...

Tokashiki left off roster for FIBA Asia Cup

Basketball Jul 6, 2017

Tokashiki left off roster for FIBA Asia Cup

The Akatsuki Five will be looking for a three-peat at the upcoming FIBA Asia Cup, but this time it will have to do it without star forward Ramu Tokashiki. The Japan Basketball Association announced its 12-player roster for the tournament later this month in Bangalore, ...

Kisenosato good to go

Sumo Jul 6, 2017

Kisenosato good to go

Yokozuna Kisenosato, who missed the last five days of the summer tournament in May due to chest and arm muscle injuries, will compete in the upcoming Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, his stablemaster Tagonoura said Thursday. The 31-year-old grand champion's participation in the July 9-23 tournament ...