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USTR raises concerns about Japan's safeguard tariffs on U.S. beef

Business Aug 18, 2017

USTR raises concerns about Japan's safeguard tariffs on U.S. beef

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Thursday conveyed Washington's concern about Tokyo's recent imposition of emergency tariffs on frozen beef from the United States and other countries. Lighthizer raised the issue of the so-called safeguard tariffs — under which Japan boosted the rate to 50 ...

U.S. Osprey joins joint drill despite opposition in Hokkaido

National / Politics Aug 18, 2017

U.S. Osprey joins joint drill despite opposition in Hokkaido

A U.S. MV-22 Osprey took part Friday in a joint exercise in Hokkaido between the Ground Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Marine Corps. The tilt-rotor transport aircraft joined the exercise amid local opposition spurred by the central government's decision to retract its request for the ...

Fujioka blossoming into star, leader

Basketball Aug 18, 2017

Fujioka blossoming into star, leader

by Kaz Nagatsuka

There is probably nobody else that shines as brightly as Manami Fujioka does in Japanese women's basketball right now, and many believe that she has the potential to eventually transform into a superstar player. The 23-year-old largely contributed to Japan winning its third straight Asian ...

Miyazato to skip Canadian tournament due to family matter

More Sports / Golf Aug 18, 2017

Miyazato to skip Canadian tournament due to family matter

Ai Miyazato, who will retire from golf after 12 seasons on the LPGA Tour, has decided not to compete in an upcoming tournament in Canada, citing family reasons, her management company said on her official website on Thursday. "Miyazato will withdraw from next week's Canadian ...

Japan women remain winless at World Cup

More Sports / Rugby Aug 18, 2017

Japan women remain winless at World Cup

Japan showed its attacking ability with three late tries Thursday, but it was not enough to prevent a third-straight pool stage loss as it went down 29-15 to Australia in the Women's Rugby World Cup. With losses to Australia, Ireland and France, Japan finished at ...