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Sharp plans to halt domestic production of major appliances

Business / Corporate Aug 3, 2018

Sharp plans to halt domestic production of major appliances

Sharp Corp. plans to pull out from domestic production of major appliances and shift to overseas manufacturing as part of streamlining efforts under Taiwanese parent Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., a source said Friday. With the move, the Osaka Prefecture-based company will draw the curtain ...

Koshien: Annual event has provided a century of thrills

Baseball Aug 3, 2018

Koshien: Annual event has provided a century of thrills

by Robert Whiting

Ah, Koshien. The 100th National High School Baseball Tournament gets underway on Sunday at historic Koshien Stadium near Kobe. Organized by the Japan High School Baseball Federation in association with the prestigious Asahi Shimbun, the tourney is the largest sporting event in Japan, on par ...

Course for Tokyo 2020 triathlon set

More Sports Aug 3, 2018

Course for Tokyo 2020 triathlon set

The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games announced Thursday the triathlon courses for the 2020 Games, saying the events will take place on the "most urban" course in Olympic history. The organizers and the International Triathlon Union said the individual triathlon, ...

Kei Nishikori rolls into quarters; Naomi Osaka ousted

More Sports / Tennis Aug 3, 2018

Kei Nishikori rolls into quarters; Naomi Osaka ousted

Kei Nishikori beat Canada's Denis Shapovalov in straight sets on Thursday to advance to the Citi Open quarterfinals, while compatriot Naomi Osaka suffered a second-round defeat. Nishikori, the seventh seed, earned a 7-6 (7-1), 6-3 win over the No. 26 Shapovalov despite the Canadian's seven ...