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Sapporo apartment blaze kills 11

National Feb 1, 2018

Sapporo apartment blaze kills 11

Eleven people were killed and another three were injured in a fire that started late Wednesday night at a residential facility for people living on welfare in Sapporo, the police said. The incident highlighted the poor fire prevention and protection measures common at housing open ...

SoftBank to take majority stake in Line mobile unit

Business / Corporate Feb 1, 2018

SoftBank to take majority stake in Line mobile unit

SoftBank Group Corp. said it has agreed to take a majority stake in Line Corp.'s mobile unit for an undisclosed sum. The deal, to be finalized around March, will give SoftBank Corp. — the Tokyo-headquartered telecom and technology conglomerate's mobile phone subsidiary — 51 percent ...

World / Politics Feb 1, 2018

U.K. government will give Parliament initial Brexit analysis

Britain's government said on Wednesday it would hand over to Parliament what it called an initial analysis of the impact of Brexit, trying to deflect accusations that ministers are badly prepared for leaving the EU. The leaked report has struck at the heart of government ...

Fine dining overlooking Namiki-dori

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Feb 1, 2018

Fine dining overlooking Namiki-dori

The flamboyant restaurant and bar NAMIKI667 that opened in January in the new Hyatt Centric Ginza Tokyo, offers guests a unique space to unwind with family and friends. The Ginza location marks Hyatt Centric's initial foray into Asia. The brand's first hotel opened in North ...

Hideki Matsuyama targets three-peat at Phoenix Open

More Sports / Golf Feb 1, 2018

Hideki Matsuyama targets three-peat at Phoenix Open

Hideki Matsuyama will be looking to tie one of golf legend Arnold Palmer's records this week when he goes for his third consecutive victory at the Phoenix Open. The 25-year-old was welcomed with cheers at a news conference on Wednesday after he was announced as ...