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Japan secures spot in sixth consecutive World Cup

Soccer / World Cup Aug 31, 2017

Japan secures spot in sixth consecutive World Cup

Takuma Asano and Yosuke Ideguchi scored in each half to book Japan's place at the 2018 World Cup with a 2-0 win over Australia on Thursday. Japan went into the game at Saitama Stadium knowing that it would qualify for a sixth straight World Cup ...

Tigers sign veteran right-hander Mendoza

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Aug 31, 2017

Tigers sign veteran right-hander Mendoza

The Hanshin Tigers acquired Mexican right-hander Luis Mendoza on Thursday after claiming him on waivers. The 33-year-old Mendoza has played in Japan since 2014 with the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters. During that span, he is 27-36 with a 3.80 ERA for the Pacific League club. His ...

FSA to probe card loan biz as personal bankruptcies climb

Business Aug 31, 2017

FSA to probe card loan biz as personal bankruptcies climb

The nation's financial services regulator is expected to open a special investigation into the banking industry's card loan business this month in response to criticism that increased lending is contributing to a rise in personal bankruptcies, sources said. The Financial Services Agency will look into ...