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Marriott's top luxury hotel brand to open Tokyo locations in 2020

Business Jul 12, 2017

Marriott's top luxury hotel brand to open Tokyo locations in 2020

Real estate developer Mori Trust Co. and U.S. hotel operator Marriott International Inc. said Wednesday that Marriott's top luxury hotel brand will open for the first time in Japan in 2020 to attract foreign tourists ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games. High-end hotel Edition will ...

TPP chief negotiators meet to hash out deal with or without U.S.

Business Jul 12, 2017

TPP chief negotiators meet to hash out deal with or without U.S.

Chief negotiators from the 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership countries met Wednesday in the hot-spring resort town of Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, to discuss how to breathe fresh life into the massive free trade deal after the U.S. withdrew. Kazuyoshi Umemoto, the chair of the meeting, said at ...

Panda cub at Ueno Zoo to be named by the public

National Jul 12, 2017

Panda cub at Ueno Zoo to be named by the public

The female panda cub born a month ago at Ueno Zoological Gardens in Tokyo is set to be named by the public, with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government planning to accept suggestions from July 28. The name will be decided in September when the cub turns ...

Taiwan says Chinese aircraft carrier sails into its ADIZ

Asia Pacific Jul 12, 2017

Taiwan says Chinese aircraft carrier sails into its ADIZ

China's Liaoning aircraft carrier entered Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) early Wednesday morning on its way back from Hong Kong and was being monitored, Taiwan's Defense Ministry said, adding there was no cause for alarm. The Liaoning left Hong Kong at noon Tuesday, before ...

'Life' provides the chills of a sci-fi horror

Film / Reviews Jul 12, 2017

'Life' provides the chills of a sci-fi horror

by Kaori Shoji

Hot and humid Japanese summers call for kaidan, scary stories that send shivers down the spine. In the days before we had air conditioning, kids would gather around after dinner to tell and listen to those terrifying tales in an effort to chill out ...

Kashima rolls into last 16 of Emperor's Cup

Soccer / J. League Jul 12, 2017

Kashima rolls into last 16 of Emperor's Cup

Holders Kashima Antlers cruised into the fourth round of the Emperor's Cup with a 5-0 drubbing of second-division Montedio Yamagata on Wednesday night. Kawasaki Frontale, who lost to Antlers in last season's final in Osaka, beat J2 club Thespakusatsu Gunma 4-0 and also reached the ...

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 12, 2017

Yokozuna Hakuho keeps perfect record on fourth day of Nagoya Basho

Record-chasing Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho maintained his flawless start to the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday, producing a well-earned fourth win against top-ranked maegashira Takakeisho on Wednesday. The day's finale at times resembled a boxing match, as both wrestlers waited for each other to make ...