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Kobe Steel expected to be indicted in data fabrication scandal

National Jul 12, 2018

Kobe Steel expected to be indicted in data fabrication scandal

Kobe Steel Ltd. is expected to be indicted over a data fabrication scandal that rocked the manufacturing industry, as police are set to refer the company to prosecutors possibly next week, sources familiar with the matter said Thursday. The actions are likely to be taken ...

U.S. clears hurdle to lifting ban on China telecom giant ZTE

Business Jul 12, 2018

U.S. clears hurdle to lifting ban on China telecom giant ZTE

The United States signed an agreement with ZTE Corp. that paves the way for the Chinese tech company to resume operations after a nearly three-month old ban on doing business with American suppliers, the U.S. Commerce Department said on Wednesday. The ban on China's No. ...

A taste of French artistry in Tokyo

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Jul 12, 2018

A taste of French artistry in Tokyo

A taste of French artistry in Tokyo A limited menu created in collaboration with the Louvre Museum Exhibition at the National Art Center, Tokyo, will be featured at various venues within The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo, in Roppongi until Sept. 3. Michelin-starred restaurant Azur 45 will have the ...

Collecting 'Akira,' one scene at a time

Art Jul 12, 2018

Collecting 'Akira,' one scene at a time

by Matt Schley

Joe Peacock vividly remembers the first time he saw "Akira," the influential sci-fi anime film that turns 30 this month. It was "a random Thursday night" in 1990. Peacock was a young teen; his father drove him to a screening of the film at the ...

Takashi Inui aims to be key contributor for Real Betis

Soccer Jul 12, 2018

Takashi Inui aims to be key contributor for Real Betis

A week after returning to Japan following Samurai Blue's round-of-16 defeat to Belgium at the World Cup, Takashi Inui said Thursday the next step is contributing to his new team, Real Betis, in Spain's La Liga. "I want to enjoy playing soccer, and contribute to ...

Abi hands Kakuryu second loss in Nagoya

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 12, 2018

Abi hands Kakuryu second loss in Nagoya

Up-and-coming youngster Abi caused an upset Thursday at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament by handing yokozuna Kakuryu his second loss. In the final bout on Day 5, the 24-year-old No. 3 maegashira exchanged a barrage of blows with the Mongolian-born yokozuna before forcing him out ...