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16 articles published


Business / Corporate Aug 12, 2018

Otsuka Kagu in tie-up talks with Taiwanese group

Struggling furniture retailer Otsuka Kagu Ltd. is negotiating a tie-up with Taiwan's Abico Group in hopes of achieving a turnaround, informed sources have said. Otsuka Kagu aims to obtain financial and business assistance from a number of Taiwanese companies through the Abico Group's powerful network, ...

Hawks hit six homers during rout of Fighters

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Aug 12, 2018

Hawks hit six homers during rout of Fighters

Yuki Matsumoto earned his first win of the season behind a six-home run barrage as the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks beat the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 11-5 on Sunday afternoon. The Hawks, third in the Pacific League, improved their record against the second-place Fighters this season ...

Keisuke Honda joins Cambodia national team as general manager

Soccer Aug 12, 2018

Keisuke Honda joins Cambodia national team as general manager

Former Japan international Keisuke Honda was unveiled as the new general manager of Cambodia's national soccer team on Sunday. Speaking at a press conference in the capital Phnom Penh, Honda said he signed a two-year contract and will also serve as a coach. The 32-year-old said ...

More Sports Aug 12, 2018

Japan beats Canada to reach softball world championship final

Japan booked a rematch in the women's softball world championship final against the world No. 1 United States after beating Canada 3-0 in the bronze medal game on Saturday afternoon. Right-hander Yukiko Ueno fanned seven and scattered four hits in her shutout victory, and left ...

Shohei Ohtani throws light bullpen on road to recovery

Baseball / MLB Aug 12, 2018

Shohei Ohtani throws light bullpen on road to recovery

Shohei Ohtani resumed pitching practice on Saturday after more than two months of rest, mixing curveballs and sliders into a total of 23 pitches during a light bullpen session before the Los Angeles Angels' game against the Oakland Athletics. It was Ohtani's first time throwing ...