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46 articles published


Business / Corporate Sep 28, 2017

Japan's domestic auto output rises 6% on year in August

The combined domestic production of eight major Japanese automakers in August rose 6.0 percent from a year earlier to 658,876 vehicles, as six companies increasing their output to meet robust sales in new models, data showed Thursday. Daihatsu Motor Co. saw solid sales in new ...

World / Politics Sep 28, 2017

Saudi Arabia names first woman to senior government post

A Saudi woman has been named to a senior government post for the first time, authorities said on Wednesday shortly after a ban on women drivers was lifted as the conservative kingdom takes steps to modernize its image. Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, had ...

Indonesia ready to divert Bali-bound flights if volcano erupts

Business Sep 28, 2017

Indonesia ready to divert Bali-bound flights if volcano erupts

Indonesian authorities are preparing to divert flights to 10 airports across the country in case an increasingly active volcano on the holiday island of Bali erupts and disrupts travel. Officials have warned that Mount Agung in eastern Bali could erupt at any time, prompting several ...

Editorials Sep 28, 2017

And the great unwinding begins

Central bankers today must figure out how to end and reverse quantitative easing without triggering the effects they sought to avoid nearly a decade ago.

The best Hokkaido has to offer

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Sep 28, 2017

The best Hokkaido has to offer

The Tokyo Dome Hotel is holding "Hokkaido Fair 2017," the second iteration of its food from the north at the international buffet restaurant Rilassa from Oct. 20 to Nov. 30, enticing guests with a variety of dishes made with choice ingredients from Hokkaido. Rilassa-don, one ...

Muto, Asano included on 24-man Japan squad for October friendlies

Soccer Sep 28, 2017

Muto, Asano included on 24-man Japan squad for October friendlies

Mainz striker Yoshinori Muto and Stuttgart striker Takuma Asano were among the foreign-based players named on the Japan national team for next month's friendly soccer games against New Zealand and Haiti, the Japan Football Association said Thursday. But regulars Keisuke Honda of Pachuca, Shinji Okazaki ...

Pachuca's Honda scores late goal in rout of Cruz Azul

Soccer Sep 28, 2017

Pachuca's Honda scores late goal in rout of Cruz Azul

Midfielder Keisuke Honda scored the closing goal, one minute before the whistle blew on Pachuca's 4-0 victory over Cruz Azul on Wednesday, as Liga MX returned to action a week after a devastating earthquake struck central Mexico. Honda came off the bench in the 81st ...

Nagoya's Burrell key for team in transition

Basketball / B. League Sep 28, 2017

Nagoya's Burrell key for team in transition

by Ed Odeven

Justin Burrell has distinguished himself as one of the elite basketball players in Japan this decade. The dynamic forward helped lead the expansion Yokohama B-Corsairs to the bj-league Final Four in 2012 and earned the circuit's regular-season MVP award. Since then, he's been a vital contributor ...