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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 ...

Yoshihiko Ishikawa runs to victory at Spartathlon

More Sports / Track & Field Sep 29, 2018

Yoshihiko Ishikawa runs to victory at Spartathlon

Yoshihiko Ishikawa battled through cold and rain to win the 245.3-km Spartathlon race on Saturday, one of the world's toughest ultra-marathons. The 30-year-old, one of a record 60 Japanese runners who took part, clocked 22 hours, 54 minutes and 40 seconds for victory, for which ...

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 ...

Yanks secure top wild-card spot

Baseball / MLB Sep 29, 2018

Yanks secure top wild-card spot

The AL wild-card game will be in the Bronx, where the New York Yankees bats have always felt at home. The Yankees cleared the Fenway fences four times on Friday night to tie the major league single-season home run record, clinching home-field advantage for the ...

Celtics star Hayward makes return

Basketball / NBA Sep 29, 2018

Celtics star Hayward makes return

The Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward says just getting back on the court Friday felt like a victory after scoring 10 points in his first NBA game in almost a year. "Been waiting a long time to lace back up and get out there with the ...

Ohtani still in swing of things

Baseball / MLB Sep 29, 2018

Ohtani still in swing of things

Shohei Ohtani could have shut it down already. He could have wrapped up his singular rookie season with the Los Angeles Angels and proceeded straight to the Tommy John surgery looming for him next week. Instead, Ohtani is still slugging away in the eighth inning ...