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Japan Display to cut 3,700 jobs on first-quarter loss

Business / Corporate Aug 9, 2017

Japan Display to cut 3,700 jobs on first-quarter loss

Japan Display Inc. on Wednesday reported a group net loss in the April to June quarter for the fourth straight year, announcing fresh restructuring measures including slashing some 3,700 jobs, mainly overseas. The liquid crystal display panel maker reported a net loss of ¥31.46 billion ...

Eagles hold on for win over Fighters

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Aug 9, 2017

Eagles hold on for win over Fighters

Journeyman right-hander Yuya Kubo got a pair of big strikeouts to preserve the lead as the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles held off the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 6-5 on Wednesday night. With runners on second and third, the 37-year-old Kubo found an extra gear to ...

Japan loses to Australia in FIBA Asia Cup opener

Basketball Aug 9, 2017

Japan loses to Australia in FIBA Asia Cup opener

Japan's opening game of the FIBA Asia Cup ended in a disappointing 16-point loss to regional heavyweights Australia in Lebanon on Tuesday. The first game of Group D at Beirut's Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex was close through the first quarter, but Australia broke away in ...

Hanyu returns to 'Onmyoji' soundtrack for Olympic season

Figure Skating Aug 9, 2017

Hanyu returns to 'Onmyoji' soundtrack for Olympic season

Reigning Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu said Tuesday he will be using the soundtrack from the film "Onmyoji" (The Yin-Yang Master) for his free skate program in the 2017-2018 season, including at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Speaking to reporters in Toronto where he is currently training, ...