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55 articles published/printed


Chip unit sale an omen of Toshiba's failing fortunes

/ Sep 15, 2017

Chip unit sale an omen of Toshiba's failing fortunes

At a train station used by hundreds of workers at struggling electronics giant Toshiba, an ad tempts staff worried by their employer's precarious financial position. "Do you work for 'that' electronics company? If so, come and work for us!" screams the ad for Toyota. The mere ...

Kumamoto's shattered pottery reborn with Wajima lacquer twist

Sep 15, 2017

Kumamoto's shattered pottery reborn with Wajima lacquer twist

Akira Otaguro was organizing an online photo exhibition of pottery works with a potter friend in Kumamoto Prefecture when a series of powerful earthquakes jolted southwestern Japan in April last year. After learning that many works made by his friend were broken in the quakes, ...

China endorses Myanmar's crackdown; U.N. sees 'ethnic cleansing'

Sep 15, 2017

China endorses Myanmar's crackdown; U.N. sees 'ethnic cleansing'

China has endorsed Myanmar's offensive against Rohingya Muslim insurgents, though the U.N. secretary-general said the operation, which has forced nearly 400,000 people to flee to Bangladesh, was best described as "ethnic cleansing." The Myanmar military offensive in the western state of Rakhine was triggered by ...

Sep 15, 2017

Catch quotas for Pacific saury

If Japan wants other countries to observe internationally agreed regulations on the fishing of bluefin tuna, Pacific saury and chub mackerel, it must set an example by following them itself.

Unbeaten Onosho tops Harumafuji

/ Sep 15, 2017

Unbeaten Onosho tops Harumafuji

Onosho upset Harumafuji in his first match against a yokozuna on Thursday, becoming the only wrestler with a perfect 5-0 record at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. The 21-year-old No. 3 maegashira dodged the yokozuna's forceful shoves and got him off balance before slapping him ...

Nara ousted by Wang at Japan Women's Open

/ Sep 15, 2017

Nara ousted by Wang at Japan Women's Open

Local favorite Kurumi Nara's hopes of reaching the quarterfinals of the Japan Women's Open were shattered on Thursday with a straight sets defeat to China's Wang Qiang. World No. 57 Wang broke 108th-ranked Nara five times in a dominant display en route to a 6-2, ...

IOC formally awards Paris 2024 Olympics, LA 2028 Games

Sep 15, 2017

IOC formally awards Paris 2024 Olympics, LA 2028 Games

Paris was awarded the 2024 Summer Olympics and Los Angeles was handed the 2028 edition on Wednesday, as the International Olympic Committee broke with decades of tradition to vote on a unique double allocation. Paris, which has hosted two previous Olympics, will stage the event ...

Fiddler hangs up skates after 14 NHL seasons

/ Sep 15, 2017

Fiddler hangs up skates after 14 NHL seasons

Forward Vernon Fiddler announced his retirement from the NHL on Wednesday after a 14-season career with four different teams. The 37-year-old Canadian's announcement was made in The Players' Tribune, some three months after his Nashville Predators fell to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup ...

Ronaldo nets pair in return from ban

Sep 15, 2017

Ronaldo nets pair in return from ban

Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed a brace in his return from suspension for Real Madrid, as Tottenham Hotspur ended their Wembley jinx and Liverpool was held in its Champions League comeback on Wednesday. Real has sorely missed its Portuguese superstar as he serves a five-match domestic ban ...