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Nissan probe finds misuse of foreign trainees at plants in Japan

National Jun 07, 2018

Nissan probe finds misuse of foreign trainees at plants in Japan

An internal probe by Nissan Motor Co. has discovered misconduct at its plants over the employment of foreign trainees, including forcing them to perform jobs not sanctioned under a government program, a company official said Wednesday. The internal probe found that 45 interns from Indonesia ...

500-year-old Japanese inn hit by fire, one injured

National Jun 07, 2018

500-year-old Japanese inn hit by fire, one injured

A fire broke out Tuesday night on the grounds of a 500-year-old traditional Japanese inn in Shibukawa, Gunma Prefecture, with one nonlife-threatening injury being reported, a local fire department said. The blaze that hit the Chigira Jinsentei inn and hot spring in the Ikaho resort ...

K-Ballet brings 'Cleopatra' back for another dance

Stage Jun 07, 2018

K-Ballet brings 'Cleopatra' back for another dance

by Nobuko Tanaka

Tetsuya Kumakawa speaks about his most recent project, "Cleopatra," in a way that's as grand as the Egyptian queen herself. "Nobody except me could have created this fantastic work," he tells The Japan Times. "I hope it remains a ballet classic for hundreds of years, ...

Precocious Akiyo Noguchi aiming for Olympic gold

More Sports Jun 07, 2018

Precocious Akiyo Noguchi aiming for Olympic gold

Akiyo Noguchi began climbing as a precocious tot clambering onto the backs of cows for kicks on the family farm — now she's targeting Olympic gold. The 29-year-old put down an early marker for the 2020 Tokyo Games, when sport climbing makes its Olympic debut, ...

ONE Championship making waves on martial arts scene

More Sports Jun 07, 2018

ONE Championship making waves on martial arts scene

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Atomweight champion Angela "Unstoppable" Lee and Japanese veteran Mei Yamaguchi fought another closely contested main event before a sellout crowd of 12,000 during a ONE Championship at Singapore Indoor Stadium. At the end of the fight, the winner was the same as two years previously, ...

Warriors, Cavs not going to White House

Basketball / NBA Jun 07, 2018

Warriors, Cavs not going to White House

Stephen Curry and LeBron James spoke their minds last year. They have not changed their minds this year. No matter whose team wins the NBA championship, neither superstar will be at the White House anytime soon. On the day when the Philadelphia Eagles were supposed to ...