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TPP states push to activate pact without U.S. as soon as next week

Business Nov 2, 2017

TPP states push to activate pact without U.S. as soon as next week

The 11 remaining signatories to the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact are making progress toward an agreement on implementing it without the United States, probably next week, but work still needs to be done, according to the chief Japanese negotiator. "There is a growing momentum ...

Experience the coziness of Denmark

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Nov 2, 2017

Experience the coziness of Denmark

The Imperial Hotel Tokyo is holding the "Nordic Bliss" Denmark Fair through Nov. 30. Supported by the Danish embassy, guests can experience "hygge" with Danish food and culture, while commemorating 150 years of diplomatic relations between Denmark and Japan. Hygge, loosely defined as cozy or ...

Wallabies reshuffle lineup for Japan match

More Sports / Rugby Nov 2, 2017

Wallabies reshuffle lineup for Japan match

Injuries and illness forced Australia coach Michael Cheika to reshuffle his backline Thursday ahead of Saturday's test against Japan at Nissan Stadium. Bernard Foley, Karmichael Hunt and Will Genia were all slated to start Saturday's game, the first time the two nations have met in ...

MLB union threatens to block Shohei Otani posting agreement

Baseball / MLB Nov 2, 2017

MLB union threatens to block Shohei Otani posting agreement

The Major League Baseball Players Association is threatening to block a new posting agreement over the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters' posting fee, the New York Post reported on Wednesday. According to the report, the union is unwilling to sign off on a new posting agreement ...

Rugby World Cup schedule unveiled in Tokyo

More Sports / Rugby Nov 2, 2017

Rugby World Cup schedule unveiled in Tokyo

by Andrew McKirdy

Japan will play the winner of the European qualifying competition in the opening game of the 2019 Rugby World Cup at Tokyo's Ajinomoto Stadium on Sept. 20, as organizers announced the full tournament schedule on Thursday. [video_embed number="1"] The Brave Blossoms, who will be bidding to ...