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Japanese firm cashing in on growing gas demand in Nepal

Business / Corporate Jun 17, 2018

Japanese firm cashing in on growing gas demand in Nepal

A Japanese gas product vendor is tapping into the Nepali market as part of efforts to expand business in Asia, cashing in on growing energy demand in the Himalayan state, which is still recovering from a devastating earthquake three years ago. Saisan Co., a distributor ...

Disputed policies on migrants are the top threat to EU unity

World Jun 17, 2018

Disputed policies on migrants are the top threat to EU unity

The first ship in the Aquarius aid convoy docked Sunday at the Spanish port of Valencia, ending a weeklong ordeal for hundreds of people who were rescued from the perilous Mediterranean — only to become the latest pawn in Europe's battle over immigration. More even ...

Day care centers in Japan need some help with soiled diapers

Lifestyle Jun 17, 2018

Day care centers in Japan need some help with soiled diapers

For a country with a reputation for cleanliness and hygiene, Japan has taken waste disposal in an unsavory direction with parents usually being asked to carry their children's soiled diapers home from day care. To lighten the load on concerned parents, some municipalities are now ...

Top League teams upset Super Rugby duo

Rugby Jun 17, 2018

Top League teams upset Super Rugby duo

The Top League claimed an impressive double scalp over Super Rugby on Sunday as NEC Green Rockets and Suntory Sungoliath beat the Waratahs and Brumbies, respectively, at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground. Two tries from Rio Olympian Teruya Goto and a key defensive play from ...

Philippe Troussier: Japan can thrive under Akira Nishino

Soccer / World Cup Jun 17, 2018

Philippe Troussier: Japan can thrive under Akira Nishino

Japan's decision to axe Vahid Halilhodzic two months before the World Cup finals came as a surprise to many, but former boss Philippe Troussier believes the appointment of Akira Nishino could give the Samurai Blue a much-needed boost. Japan is making its sixth straight appearance ...

Luka Modric leads charge as Croatia beats Nigeria

Soccer / World Cup Jun 17, 2018

Luka Modric leads charge as Croatia beats Nigeria

Even in a more defensive role, Luka Modric can still lead the attack. The Croatia midfielder scored one goal and set up the other in his team's 2-0 victory over Nigeria on Saturday at the World Cup. Modric sent in a corner that was headed by ...