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Japan Post Bank to invest ¥500 billion in foreign funds

Business / Corporate Nov 22, 2017

Japan Post Bank to invest ¥500 billion in foreign funds

Japan Post Bank Co. will invest up to ¥500 billion ($4.4 billion) in several foreign funds as part of efforts to diversify its profit sources, in response to the nation's low interest rate environment, the president of the bank's holding company said Wednesday. Japan Post ...

Princess Mako's wedding ceremony to be held on Nov. 4, 2018

National Nov 22, 2017

Princess Mako's wedding ceremony to be held on Nov. 4, 2018

The Imperial Household Agency said Wednesday the wedding ceremony of Princess Mako, eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, and Kei Komuro, her classmate from university, will be held Nov. 4 next year. The ceremony will take place at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, with the Emperor ...

Subaru to introduce all-electric vehicles in Japan by 2021

Business / Corporate Nov 22, 2017

Subaru to introduce all-electric vehicles in Japan by 2021

Subaru Corp. will introduce a series of all-electric cars in Japan as early as 2021, sources said, as competition intensifies between automakers looking to develop eco-friendly cars in response to stricter global emissions regulations. The carmaker will initially focus on releasing electric versions of its ...

U.S. diplomats accuse Tillerson of breaking child soldiers law

World / Politics Nov 22, 2017

U.S. diplomats accuse Tillerson of breaking child soldiers law

A group of about a dozen U.S. State Department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed to stop foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers, according to internal documents reviewed by Reuters. A ...

Sushi as fresh as gets, flown straight from Tsukiji to New Jersey airport

Business Nov 22, 2017

Sushi as fresh as gets, flown straight from Tsukiji to New Jersey airport

The combination of the words "airport" and "sushi" do not normally inspire confidence in a high-quality gastronomic experience. But just in time for the peak holiday travel season, Newark Liberty International Airport has introduced Tsukiji Fishroom, a grab-and-go spot featuring products from the world-renowned seafood ...

Business Nov 22, 2017

Fukuoka railway firm to develop condo complexes in Indonesia

Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., a Fukuoka-based railway operator diversifying into retail and property development, is planning to build condominiums in Indonesia in partnership with a local firm, aiming to cater to growing housing demand east of Jakarta. The company, operating in northern Kyushu, has agreed with ...

The Yoshida Brothers get in on Kubo's big adventure

Music Nov 22, 2017

The Yoshida Brothers get in on Kubo's big adventure

by Kaori Shoji

Speaking as a Japanese person, I can't help but feel a short burst of national pride when Hollywood gives my country any kind of attention, like with the animated film "Kubo and the Two Strings." Directed by Travis Knight of Oregon-based Laika Entertainment ("Coraline," "The ...

Hakuho loses perfect record

Sumo Nov 22, 2017

Hakuho loses perfect record

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho saw his overnight lead trimmed to one win after suffering a shock first defeat at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Hakuho got quickly rammed out by sekiwake Yoshikaze in the day's final bout at Fukuoka Kokusai Center and in a ...

More Sports Nov 22, 2017

Harimoto, Hirano qualify for Grand Finals

Teenagers Tomokazu Harimoto and Miu Hirano qualified for the ITTF World Tour Grand Finals as the world governing body of table tennis released the entry list for the four categories on Tuesday. While 14-year-old Harimoto was among the top 16 men from the World Tour ...