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IOC and Tokyo 2020 Games organizers meet to discuss preparations

National Oct 3, 2017

IOC and Tokyo 2020 Games organizers meet to discuss preparations

Officials of the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee started a two-day meeting Tuesday to discuss preparations for the 2020 Games, covering key issues including cost-cutting. At the outset of the seventh project review between the two sides in Tokyo, IOC Vice ...

Business / Corporate Oct 3, 2017

Toyota shuts down production in Australia after half century

Toyota Motor Corp. said Tuesday it has terminated production at its Altona plant near Melbourne, capping 54 years of making cars in Australia amid deteriorating business conditions. The automaker began assembling cars in a Melbourne suburb in 1963. Production at the Altona factory started in ...

Business Oct 3, 2017

Bain Capital to acquire Asatsu-DK, Japan's third-biggest ad agency

U.S. investment fund Bain Capital said that it will acquire Asatsu-DK Inc., the third-largest ad agency in Japan, through a tender offer. Bain Capital plans to purchase all outstanding Asatsu-DK shares at ¥3,660 apiece and all equity warrants of the firm in the tender offer, ...

In the right light, every detail counts

Art Oct 3, 2017

In the right light, every detail counts

by John L. Tran

At the tail end of an unexpectedly long conversation, the last question I ask photographer Keizo Kitajima is why it's important for him to have even lighting across the image. The photographs he is showing at the Photographers' Gallery in Shinjuku are part of ...

Questions abound as MLB postseason starts

Sports | MAN ABOUT SPORTS Oct 3, 2017

Questions abound as MLB postseason starts

by Dave Wiggins

Some burning questions (and answers) entering the 2017 MLB postseason. Will Cleveland and Arizona, record-breaking streakers, be able to maintain their regular season momentum? The Indians went on an American League record 22-game win streak near the end of the regular season. (The MLB mark is the ...

Ryo Ishikawa misses chance to secure PGA Tour card

More Sports / Golf Oct 3, 2017

Ryo Ishikawa misses chance to secure PGA Tour card

Ryo Ishikawa missed out on a PGA Tour card after failing to finish among the top 25 players in the annual four-event Web.com Tour Finals on Monday. After a final-round 66 Ishikawa placed 40th with a 9-under 275 total in the Finals finale held at ...

Eagles rally past Lions

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 3, 2017

Eagles rally past Lions

Takahiro Norimoto allowed a run over six innings and Zelous Wheeler's home run brought the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles from behind in a crucial 2-1 win over the Seibu Lions on Monday. The win at MetLife Dome moved the third-place Eagles to within two games ...