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Japan's tech-hungry firms seeking help from Indian IT startups

Business Sep 20, 2018

Japan's tech-hungry firms seeking help from Indian IT startups

Technology-hungry Japanese firms are being matched with startups in India as Japan looks toward innovation to revitalize its aging population and mature industrialized economy. Two Indian startups will participate in the first Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan in Tokyo on Oct. 9, an international conference ...

Okinawa submits bill on U.S. base transfer referendum

National Sep 20, 2018

Okinawa submits bill on U.S. base transfer referendum

The government of Okinawa on Thursday submitted to the local assembly a bill proposing a referendum on the controversial plan to relocate a key U.S. military base within the southern island prefecture. The bill is likely to be approved by the prefectural assembly, where a ...

Japan's auto lobby says it hopes NAFTA will keep current framework

Business Sep 20, 2018

Japan's auto lobby says it hopes NAFTA will keep current framework

Japan's automakers' association said Thursday it hopes that the North American Free Trade Agreement will maintain its current framework as the United States, Canada and Mexico update the trade pact amid growing trade tensions between the U.S. and its trading partners. "Japanese automakers' businesses in ...

'Workation' concept catching on in overworked Japan

National Sep 20, 2018

'Workation' concept catching on in overworked Japan

Yoshimasa Higashihara, a 35-year-old worker at Japan Airlines Co., worked for half a day at a cafe while he was on vacation in Singapore this year, drafting documents for a corporate event that was scheduled to take place right after he returned from his ...

Japanese items sold at Russian post offices drawing consumers

Business Sep 20, 2018

Japanese items sold at Russian post offices drawing consumers

Everyday household and food items from Japan that have been on sale at more than 2,000 post offices in Russia since May have proved a hit, with popular products even experiencing supply shortages. Japanese goods including noodles and shampoos are currently on sale in post ...

Editorials Sep 20, 2018

Now Abe must set his priorities

The prime minister has made revising the Constitution by 2020 a goal for his third term as LDP president, but most party members and their supporters view the economy as the top priority.

Delicate French treats to delight the palate

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Sep 20, 2018

Delicate French treats to delight the palate

The Hyatt Regency Tokyo is holding its popular French desserts event, the Gilles Marchal Fair, until Nov. 18. Featuring the world-famous pastry chef known for his exquisite madeleines and financiers, the hotel's cafe, lounge and pastry shop offers a delightful course menu, an afternoon tea ...

Hawks stage late rally to beat Fighters

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 20, 2018

Hawks stage late rally to beat Fighters

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks broke an eighth-inning tie to claim a 9-7 win against the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters in the only Pacific League game on Thursday. Fukuoka's Akira Nakamura delivered a run-scoring single in the eighth to put his team ahead 8-7. Hawks starter Shota ...

Sumo 101: Winning techniques

Sumo Sep 20, 2018

Sumo 101: Winning techniques

by John Gunning

The Japan Sumo Association lists 82 different ways to win a bout. These winning techniques are called kimarite and the applicable one is announced in the arena immediately following each fight. There are also five "non techniques" covering situations such as a wrestler stepping out ...

Hakuho closes in on title

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 20, 2018

Hakuho closes in on title

Yokozuna Hakuho edged one step closer to his first title of the year and a record-extending 41st career championship after beating Tochinoshin on Thursday, the 12th day of the 15-day Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho extended his undefeated run at Ryogoku Kokugikan to 12 straight ...