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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 ...

Frankfurt to evacuate 60,000 to defuse British WWII bomb

World Aug 31, 2017

Frankfurt to evacuate 60,000 to defuse British WWII bomb

Around 60,000 inhabitants of Germany's financial capital Frankfurt will be ordered to leave their homes on Sunday while a large World War II bomb discovered at a building site is made safe, the police said. Germany's central bank, the Bundesbank, Frankfurt's Goethe University, and at ...

Chinese fare on fine china a treat for the senses

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Aug 31, 2017

Chinese fare on fine china a treat for the senses

Through Sept. 30, The Peninsula Tokyo, in partnership with luxury French porcelain brand Legle France, is offering "RUYI Gastronomy," a contemporary Chinese tableware service and dining experience in its signature Hei Fung Terrace Cantonese restaurant. With more than 150 years of tableware design and manufacturing, ...

Food from across Japan celebrates new openings

Events In Tokyo Aug 31, 2017

Food from across Japan celebrates new openings

Through Nov. 30, the Tokyo Marriott Hotel is offering the "Local Farm to Tokyo Table ~ Go Local ~" plan at its Lounge & Dining G. The hotel, located near Gotenyama Gardens in Shinagawa Ward, is an ideal place to enjoy a combination of ...

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 ...

Hashimoto continues Japan's golden run

More Sports / Judo Aug 31, 2017

Hashimoto continues Japan's golden run

Soichi Hashimoto won the men's 73-kg gold medal at the world championships on Wednesday, when fellow worlds debutant Tsukasa Yoshida settled for silver. In his final, Hashimoto defeated Azerbaijan's Rustam Orujov, the silver medalist at last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Japan has now won ...