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Home DNA testing gains popularity in aging Japan

Business Jul 18, 2018

Home DNA testing gains popularity in aging Japan

DNA testing at home is starting to gain traction nationwide as more people age and seek answers about their risks for diseases. The market for consumer genetic tests is poised to reach ¥6.6 billion ($58 million) in sales by 2022, up from ¥4.3 billion last ...

Tokyo wants people to go to work earlier to ease train crush

Business Jul 18, 2018

Tokyo wants people to go to work earlier to ease train crush

Being pushed onto already jam-packed trains during Tokyo rush hour is never a pleasant commuter experience. It only gets worse during the humid summer months. That's why Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike has launched the Jisa Biz campaign to combat train overcrowding in the run-up to ...

Keisuke Honda launching venture fund with Will Smith

Soccer Jul 18, 2018

Keisuke Honda launching venture fund with Will Smith

Keisuke Honda will launch a venture fund of around $100 million with Hollywood actor and rapper Will Smith this month, the athlete's management firm said Wednesday. Nomura Holdings Inc. said it will also take part in what has been called the "Dreamers Fund," which will ...

Mitakeumi takes another step toward title

Sumo Jul 18, 2018

Mitakeumi takes another step toward title

Sekiwake Mitakeumi earned his 11th straight victory, retaining his two-win lead at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Mitakeumi claimed a solid win on Day 11 against No. 4 maegashira Kaisei (7-4), who had won all of their four previous match-ups. The undefeated sekiwake ...

Vissel Kobe's Andres Iniesta arrives in Japan

Soccer / J. League Jul 18, 2018

Vissel Kobe's Andres Iniesta arrives in Japan

Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta was greeted by around 300 fans as he arrived at Kansai International Airport on Wednesday to join his new team Vissel Kobe in the J. League. The signing of the 34-year-old, who is believed to have inked a multiyear deal with ...