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Business Jul 31, 2018

High-level Japan-U.S. trade talks to begin Aug. 9

Japan and the United States are making arrangements to hold the first round of a high-level trade dialogue Aug. 9 in Washington, a state minister said Tuesday. The talks on a new framework will be headed by economy revitalization minister Toshimitsu Motegi and U.S. Trade ...

'Bauhaus Imaginista: Corresponding With'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Jul 31, 2018

'Bauhaus Imaginista: Corresponding With'

by Yukari Tanaka

Aug. 4-Oct. 8 Founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius in Weimar, Germany, the Bauhaus school combined fine arts and crafts under the concept that all art is "building." Through its advocation of experimentation and problem-solving, it also aimed to reform art education. This international exhibition focuses ...

Jobless rate edges up slightly to 2.4%

Business / Economy Jul 31, 2018

Jobless rate edges up slightly to 2.4%

The unemployment rate edged up in June but remained near the lowest level in a quarter of a century as Japan continued to grapple with a severe labor crunch, government data showed Tuesday. The nationwide jobless rate stood at 2.4 percent, up from 2.2 percent ...

Basketball / NBA Jul 31, 2018

Hawks waive 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony

The Atlanta Hawks on Monday waived Carmelo Anthony, making official the move that was expected when the 10-time All-Star was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder this month. The 34-year-old Anthony may now sign with another team as a free agent. He averaged 16.2 points ...

Japan's saury catch expected to remain low for fourth year

National Jul 31, 2018

Japan's saury catch expected to remain low for fourth year

Japan's saury catches this season are expected to remain low for the fourth straight year, sources said on Monday. The downbeat estimate is based on a recent survey by the Fisheries Agency. The expected low number of catches reflects a decline in saury stocks and a ...

Ryanair strikes widen as German pilots vote for stoppages

Business Jul 31, 2018

Ryanair strikes widen as German pilots vote for stoppages

German pilots working for Ryanair have overwhelmingly voted to strike as they push for collective labor agreements at Europe's largest low-cost carrier, their union said on Monday, adding to Ryanair's recent strike woes. Ryanair management had met with the Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) pilot union in ...