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Japan lowers assessment as January industrial output falls 6.6%

Business / Economy Feb 28, 2018

Japan lowers assessment as January industrial output falls 6.6%

The nation's industrial production in January fell by a bigger-than-expected 6.6 percent from the previous month on weakness among carmakers, prompting the government to lower its basic assessment for the first time in over two years, industry ministry data showed Wednesday. The seasonally adjusted index ...

Business Feb 28, 2018

EBay to buy Qoo10 Japan shopping platform, other assets from Giosis

EBay Inc. said on Tuesday it would buy Giosis Pte. Ltd.'s Japanese business, including the Qoo10 online shopping platform, to expand its presence in Asia's second-largest economy. Giosis, which already counts eBay as an investor, operates seven localized online marketplaces in five countries, including Japan ...

Sumo-rich Osaka ready for stormy Spring Basho

Sumo | INSIDE SUMO Feb 28, 2018

Sumo-rich Osaka ready for stormy Spring Basho

by John Gunning

That stretch in the evenings and the plum blossoms in bloom means just one thing to sumo fans — it's time for the Osaka Basho. With a historical propensity for surprising outcomes, the meet has acquired the nickname 'Areru Haru Basho' or 'Turbulent Spring Tournament.' It's ...