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BOJ policy board nominees at odds over ending easing

Business Mar 5, 2018

BOJ policy board nominees at odds over ending easing

by Cory Baird

Bank of Japan deputy governor nominee, Masazumi Wakatabe, staked out an aggressive position in front of a Lower House committee on Monday, stating that "there are no limits to monetary policy." His comments stood in stark contrast to his future co-worker, deputy governor nominee Masayoshi ...

'The Third Murder' wins big at Japan's film awards

Film Mar 5, 2018

'The Third Murder' wins big at Japan's film awards

by Max Burt

The 41st Japan Academy Prizes took place March 2 and legal thriller "The Third Murder" won big, including the awards for picture of the year and best direction for Hirokazu Kore-eda. The award for best animation went to Masaki Yuaasa's "Night is Short, Walk on ...

Cerezo ready for steamy ACL showdown with Buriram

Soccer Mar 5, 2018

Cerezo ready for steamy ACL showdown with Buriram

Cerezo Osaka ran through final preparations Monday on the eve of their Asian Champions League clash away to Thai side Buriram United. With hot and humid weather forecast for matchday, the visitors will need to maintain their focus to win, manager Yoon Jong-hwan said. "We have ...

Takashi Usami leads Fortuna to top of German second-tier table

Soccer Mar 5, 2018

Takashi Usami leads Fortuna to top of German second-tier table

Takashi Usami scored his third goal in as many games and had an assist as Fortuna Dusseldorf edged St. Pauli 2-1 to climb back to the top of the Bundesliga second-division table on Sunday. Usami's Samurai Blue teammate Genki Haraguchi also started in the game ...