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Sharp plans to halt domestic production of major appliances

Business / Corporate Aug 04, 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 ...

Two years to go: Transport providers gearing up for Tokyo Games

National Aug 04, 2018

Two years to go: Transport providers gearing up for Tokyo Games

Transport operators are busy preparing for an influx of visitors from overseas during the 2020 Tokyo Games, with some accelerating the installation of equipment to show information in multiple languages and others hiring new staff to better welcome foreign tourists. East Japan Railway Co. and ...

Koshien: Annual event has provided a century of thrills

Baseball Aug 04, 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 04, 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, ...

Yoshinori Muto finalizes move to Newcastle

Soccer Aug 04, 2018

Yoshinori Muto finalizes move to Newcastle

Newcastle United announced it had completed the signing of forward Yoshinori Muto from Bundesliga club Mainz after he was granted a work permit on Thursday. Muto, who underwent a medical and agreed personal terms with the Magpies last week, has joined the Premier League club ...

Kei Nishikori rolls into quarters; Naomi Osaka ousted

More Sports / Tennis Aug 04, 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 ...