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China fines Muji for packaging that lists Taiwan as a country

Business May 24, 2018

China fines Muji for packaging that lists Taiwan as a country

Retailer Muji has been fined 200,000 yuan ($31,300) in Shanghai for using packaging that lists Taiwan as a country, underscoring China's growing sensitivity to how companies refer to the self-ruled island. This marks the second time Muji has been hit by such criticism from China ...

Business / Corporate May 24, 2018

Takeda invites banks to join $31 billion loan for Shire deal

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. has invited Japanese and overseas banks to participate in the syndication of the $30.85 billion (¥3.362 trillion) loan to back its $62 billion purchase of Shire Plc, according to people familiar with the matter. The move comes after the Japanese pharma giant ...

Lunch and dinner menus offer flavors of Oita

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS May 24, 2018

Lunch and dinner menus offer flavors of Oita

Through June 30, Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel and Towers is presenting a variety of unique dishes made with ingredients sourced from the Kyushu region, particularly Oita Prefecture, at three of its restaurants. The Compass buffet has created about 50 lunch and dinner dishes made from ...

Shogo Akiyama powers Lions past Hawks

Baseball / Japanese Baseball May 24, 2018

Shogo Akiyama powers Lions past Hawks

Shogo Akiyama's three-run home run brought the Pacific League-leading Seibu Lions from behind in a 12-5 win over the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks on Thursday. Trailing 5-3 in the sixth inning, Akiyama, who went 4-for-5 with four RBIs and a walk, homered with two on and ...

Tochinoshin stays perfect, gets first win over Hakuho

Sumo / Basho Reports May 24, 2018

Tochinoshin stays perfect, gets first win over Hakuho

Sekiwake Tochinoshin maintained his perfect record and sole share of the lead Thursday with a breakthrough victory over yokozuna Hakuho on Day 12 of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. The sekiwake came into the final bout of the day at Ryogoku Kokugikan without a single ...

Veracity lacking in explanation by coaches

General | SPORTS SCOPE May 24, 2018

Veracity lacking in explanation by coaches

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

It's an ongoing saga of conflicting narratives. In Wednesday night's news conference, Masato Uchida, the former Nihon University head coach, and his assistant coach Tsutomu Inoue made it apparent that their opinions of the football scandal they are embroiled in are far different than Taisuke ...