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Media appear to be ignoring maglev woes

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Sep 29, 2018

Media appear to be ignoring maglev woes

by Philip Brasor

Earlier this month, two different Tokyo District Court sessions associated with the maglev bullet train line now under construction were convened. In one, major contractor Obayashi Corp. was prosecuted for rigging bids for work on the project. In the other, a citizens' network was ...

Parent-subsidiary listings under closer scrutiny of Japanese investors

Business Sep 29, 2018

Parent-subsidiary listings under closer scrutiny of Japanese investors

Companies listed on stock exchanges along with their subsidiaries have come under closer scrutiny by investors due to continuing concerns over corporate governance. Such listings serve a dual purpose for parent companies, as they can maintain their influence over subsidiaries and at the same time ...

World / Politics Sep 29, 2018

U.S. pulls diplomats from Basra in Iraq, citing threats from Iran

The United States announced on Friday it will effectively close its consulate in the Iraqi city of Basra and relocate its diplomatic personnel following increasing threats from Iran and Iran-backed militias, including rocket fire. The decision adds to mounting tension between the United States and ...

Andy Ellis shines as Steelers whip Blues

Rugby Sep 29, 2018

Andy Ellis shines as Steelers whip Blues

The Kobe Kobelco Steelers moved to the top of the Red Conference thanks to a 69-5 hammering of the Munakata Sanix Blues in Saturday's only Japan Rugby Top League game. The Round 2 game was originally slated for Sept. 8 but was postponed as a ...