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Business Sep 20, 2017

Hitachi Metals claims Chinese companies stole trade secrets

Hitachi Metals Ltd. filed a complaint with a U.S. trade commission Tuesday, claiming Chinese manufacturers stole secret processes for making amorphous metal ribbon that's lighter and stronger than traditional steel. China's Advanced Technology & Materials Co. and related companies ramped up production of the metal ...

Okuhara sets up rematch against Sindhu at Japan Open

More Sports Sep 20, 2017

Okuhara sets up rematch against Sindhu at Japan Open

Japan's world champion Nozomi Okuhara responded to her fans' expectations on Wednesday by setting up a rematch of her world championships final against India's Pusarla Sindhu in the women's singles at the Japan Open. With her fans cheering her on at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, world ...

Ozeki Goeido adds to lead on 11th day

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 20, 2017

Ozeki Goeido adds to lead on 11th day

Ozeki Goeido capitalized on a slip-up by his closest rival to move two wins clear at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. After Chiyotairyu crashed to a third defeat, Goeido (10-1) took full advantage in the day's penultimate bout, getting both hands on the ...

Fukura to remain as Orix manager

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 20, 2017

Fukura to remain as Orix manager

Junichi Fukura has accepted the Orix Buffaloes' request that he stay on as manager for 2018, the 57-year-old said Wednesday. It will be the third full season in charge for Fukura, who was promoted from head coach to the Pacific League club's interim manager during ...

Date says coaching not part future plans

More Sports / Tennis Sep 20, 2017

Date says coaching not part future plans

by Mai Yoshikawa

Former world No. 4 Kimiko Date said Wednesday she has yet to give life after sport a serious thought, as she is still going back and forth between strange emptiness and ecstatic relief now that she has retired from competitive tennis. "There's a sentiment of ...

Mariners' Iwakuma admits he is done for season

Baseball / MLB Sep 20, 2017

Mariners' Iwakuma admits he is done for season

Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma, who has been on the disabled list with a shoulder inflammation since May, admitted Tuesday he will be sidelined for the remainder of the regular season. Speaking to reporters in Seattle, the 36-year-old said he has been forced to make ...