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Tota Kaneko, famed Japanese modern haiku poet, dies at 98

National Feb 21, 2018

Tota Kaneko, famed Japanese modern haiku poet, dies at 98

Tota Kaneko, a prominent haiku poet, died of acute respiratory distress syndrome at a hospital in Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture, on Tuesday. He was 98. Born in Saitama, Kaneko started writing haiku under the influence of his father, sending his work to haiku magazines as a ...

Business / Corporate Feb 21, 2018

Japan's Hankyu realty taps Indonesian condo market

Property developer Hankyu Realty Co. has forayed into its fourth overseas market, joining Japanese and Indonesian partners in a project to build a condominium complex on the outskirts of Jakarta. The company said it is planning to complete three condo towers by May 2019 with ...

Walmart's bruising battle with Amazon saps its 4Q results

Business Feb 21, 2018

Walmart's bruising battle with Amazon saps its 4Q results

Walmart is getting bruised in its battle with online leader Amazon. The world's largest retailer on Tuesday reported a smaller-than-expected fourth-quarter profit as it wrestled with slower e-commerce sales during the busiest time of the year. The results underscore the company's challenges in a fiercely ...

Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics Day 12: More pots of gold

Olympics / Winter Olympics Feb 21, 2018

Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics Day 12: More pots of gold

France's Martin Fourcade made history when he won his third gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics, and South Korea added another gold to its total after the short-track 3,000-meter relay. But the real highlight of the day was gold-winning dance by Canadian pair Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir ...

Frontale lose again in ACL; Reysol pegged back for draw

Soccer Feb 21, 2018

Frontale lose again in ACL; Reysol pegged back for draw

Kawasaki Frontale lost 2-1 away to Ulsan Hyundai in their Asian Champions League clash Tuesday night, remaining winless in Group F after two matches. Despite having two-thirds of the possession, the J. League champions were unable to break through Ulsan's defense until the 85th minute, ...