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Fundraising loopholes, a political norm

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Jul 15, 2017

Fundraising loopholes, a political norm

by Philip Brasor

The Liberal Democratic Party lost a large number of seats to Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike's upstart Tomin First Party in the Tokyo assembly election. Media surveys reveal that the public is dismayed by recent scandals involving the LDP, in particular the one surrounding educational ...

Abe identifies priorities for fiscal 2018 budget

Business / Economy Jul 15, 2017

Abe identifies priorities for fiscal 2018 budget

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to give budget priority to fostering human resources as the government proceeds with the process of drawing up the fiscal 2018 state budget. Japan faces the difficult task of securing enough revenue to cover the rapidly aging nation's ballooning social ...

Hakuho, Aoiyama maintain perfect records at Nagoya Basho

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 15, 2017

Hakuho, Aoiyama maintain perfect records at Nagoya Basho

Yokozuna Hakuho kept his perfect record intact through the first week of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament with a comfortable win over third-ranked maegashira Ikioi on Saturday. With two yokozuna — Kisenosato and Kakuryu — having already pulled out, Hakuho remained sturdy as an ...

Nomura climbs into contention at U.S. Women's Open

More Sports / Golf Jul 15, 2017

Nomura climbs into contention at U.S. Women's Open

Harukyo Nomura pulled herself into contention by shooting a 3-under 69 Friday to sit four shots behind leader Feng Shanshan after two rounds at the U.S. Women's Open. Nomura carded four birdies and a single bogey for a 36-hole total of 4-under to share sixth ...

Sunwolves take finale in rout

More Sports / Rugby Jul 15, 2017

Sunwolves take finale in rout

The Sunwolves wrapped up their second Super Rugby season on a winning note Saturday, coming from behind to beat the Blues 48-21. Filo Tiatia's side demolished the three-time winners from Auckland in sweltering heat, which reached 43 C at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground. Timothy Lafaele ...