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Slack gets slice of SoftBank's $100 billion bounty

Business / Corporate Sep 19, 2017

Slack gets slice of SoftBank's $100 billion bounty

Slack Technologies Inc. closed a $250 million funding round led by SoftBank Group Corp.'s Vision Fund, giving it more ammunition for expansion in an increasingly competitive market for workplace messaging services. The financing round values the startup at $5.1 billion, up from $3.8 billion the ...

Taiwan conditionally lifts import ban on Japanese beef

Business Sep 19, 2017

Taiwan conditionally lifts import ban on Japanese beef

Taiwan has conditionally lifted a 16-year-old ban on beef imports from Japan, clearing a major roadblock in negotiations on an economic partnership agreement. The Executive Yuan, the executive branch of Taiwan's government, said on its website Monday that the new measure comes into force with ...

National Sep 19, 2017

Singapore and Japan ink accord to strengthen cybersecurity cooperation

Singapore and Japan signed a pact on Monday to boost cybersecurity cooperation between the two countries. The memorandum of cooperation provides for the holding of regular policy dialogues between the two countries in addition to information exchanges, collaborations to enhance cybersecurity awareness, joint regional capacity-building ...

The bigger picture is in the details

Art Sep 19, 2017

The bigger picture is in the details

by Matthew Larking

Tetsu Fusen (1891-1976) was regarded as an unusual though gifted painter in his own time. In the decades since, however, he has largely been forgotten, mostly known to specialists or devoted connoisseurs of his technically brilliant, imaginative and emotional landscapes. Much of his work was ...

Dragons hammer playoff-chasing Giants

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 19, 2017

Dragons hammer playoff-chasing Giants

Shinnosuke Ogasawara allowed two runs over the distance, while his Dragons teammates had a field day as Chunichi knocked the Yomiuri Giants out of third place on Tuesday, winning 10-2. Ogasawara (5-6) scattered seven hits and four walks in a 151-pitch effort. The lefty struck ...

Okuhara targeting second Japan Open title

More Sports Sep 19, 2017

Okuhara targeting second Japan Open title

Nozomi Okuhara, who won Japan's maiden world championships gold last month, said Tuesday she is ready to claim her second Japan Open badminton tournament title this week. "Of course my goal is to win again," said Okuhara, the winner of the 2015 meet and a ...

Goeido stays ahead of pack with 9-1 record

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 19, 2017

Goeido stays ahead of pack with 9-1 record

Ozeki Goeido remains the act to beat after he improved to 9-1 on Tuesday with five days remaining at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Goeido has been an extremely tricky opponent so far in the 15-day event at Ryogoku Kokugikan, feinting and dodging his way ...

Pliskova at peace after splitting with coach

More Sports / Tennis Sep 19, 2017

Pliskova at peace after splitting with coach

Former world No. 1 Karolina Pliskova said Tuesday her decision to split with coach David Kotyza will be the breath of fresh air she needs down the stretch run of the season toward the WTA Finals in Singapore next month. Pliskova enjoyed a measure of ...