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Abe Cabinet climbs to 41.7% in latest opinion poll

National / Politics Sep 15, 2018

Abe Cabinet climbs to 41.7% in latest opinion poll

Public support for the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has climbed to 41.7 percent this month, up 3.2 points from August and surpassing the disapproval rate for the first time in seven months, an opinion poll showed Friday. It is the first time the ...

'Urgent need' to reform WTO, G20 trade ministers say

Business / Economy Sep 15, 2018

'Urgent need' to reform WTO, G20 trade ministers say

Trade and investment ministers from Group of 20 countries meeting in Argentina said there was an "urgent need" to improve the World Trade Organization, a joint statement issued from the summit said on Friday. With U.S. President Donald Trump readying tariffs on another $200 billion ...

Kisenosato rebounds from loss

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 15, 2018

Kisenosato rebounds from loss

A day after his first loss, yokozuna Kisenosato bounced back with a hard-fought win over No. 4 maegashira Chiyonokuni at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. The two other yokozuna, Hakuho and Kakuryu, remained undefeated on the seventh day of the 15-day tournament at ...

Sumo 101: Tegata

Sumo Sep 15, 2018

Sumo 101: Tegata

by John Gunning

Sumo might be a sport steeped in tradition but its governing body has a very modern approach to merchandising. Attend a sumo tournament and you will see everything from wrestler-shaped chocolate to plush toys to ear wax removing picks, all branded with your favorite wrestler's ...