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Business Oct 6, 2017

U.S. judge dismisses criminal charge in Toyota sudden acceleration case

A U.S. judge on Thursday dismissed a criminal charge against Toyota Motor Corp. after the Japanese automaker completed three years of monitoring under a $1.2 billion settlement in which it admitted to misleading the public about sudden unintended acceleration in its vehicles. U.S. District Judge ...

Business Oct 6, 2017

Rengo to demand 2% pay hike at spring wage negotiations

The Japanese Trade Union Confederation (Rengo) will request a pay scale increase for the fifth straight year during the 2018 shunto spring labor-management wage negotiations, according to sources. Rengo, the nation's largest labor federation, is expected to call for a pay scale hike of ...

Shu Kurata's late header lifts Japan over New Zealand

Soccer Oct 6, 2017

Shu Kurata's late header lifts Japan over New Zealand

Shu Kurata opened his international account with a late header to propel Japan past New Zealand 2-1 in a friendly on Friday. With three minutes left on the clock, substitute Kurata dove into a ball headed back to him by Hiroki Sakai after a left-wing ...