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Sears prepares to file for bankruptcy in coming days: sources

Business Oct 11, 2018

Sears prepares to file for bankruptcy in coming days: sources

Sears Holdings Corp. is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the coming days following years of declining sales, sources said on Wednesday, casting doubt over the survival of what was once the world's largest retailer. The bankruptcy filing would end a standoff ...

Hurricane Michael, fiercest in 80 years, pounds Florida with 250-kph winds

World Oct 11, 2018

Hurricane Michael, fiercest in 80 years, pounds Florida with 250-kph winds

Hurricane Michael, the third-most-powerful ever to strike the U.S. mainland, battered Florida's Gulf coast with roof-shredding winds, raging surf and torrential rains before it was downgraded to a tropical storm as it headed through Georgia. Michael, whose rapid intensification as it churned north over the ...

Princess Ayako to receive ¥107 million after she marries commoner

National Oct 11, 2018

Princess Ayako to receive ¥107 million after she marries commoner

Princess Ayako, the youngest daughter of Emperor Akihito's late cousin, will receive ¥106.75 million from the state after her expected marriage with commoner Kei Moriya later this month, a government council decided Thursday. Based on the law on Imperial household finance, the lump sum payment ...

Health ministry encourages firms to help workers plan for retirement

National Oct 11, 2018

Health ministry encourages firms to help workers plan for retirement

Company-run programs to help employees get a head start on preparing for retirement are flourishing in Japan as the country's average life expectancy continues to grow. The government is also getting on board, supporting companies that promote seminars that prompt employees to examine whether they ...

Editorials Oct 11, 2018

Chinese Interpol chief goes missing

China's detention of Interpol Chief Meng Hongwei shows nothing takes precedence over the Chinese Communist Party's self-perceived need to protect itself. Governments around the world, including Tokyo, must take note.

Scrumptious desserts for the Halloween season

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Oct 11, 2018

Scrumptious desserts for the Halloween season

With Halloween on the horizon, the Cerulean Tower Tokyu in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward is offering a Halloween Sweets Collection for everyone from children to adults to savor until Oct. 31. At the hotel's pastry shop, six additional delectable cakes and pies are now available. Prices ...

Bridging China and Japan

General | NEWS AND NOTES Oct 11, 2018

Bridging China and Japan

Gaen Corp. President Eiko Wada wants to make a "Welcome to Japan Team." The president of the company engaged in inbound tourism wants to collaborate with hotels and other tourism companies that are doing business independently to create perfect tour packages. The woman's confidence comes from ...

Albirex soar past Happinets in series opener

Basketball / B. League Oct 11, 2018

Albirex soar past Happinets in series opener

by Ed Odeven

The Niigata Albirex BB employed a three-guard lineup in Thursday's series opener against the Akita Northern Happinets. Veterans Kei Igarashi and Shinsuke Kashiwagi started alongside combo guard Ryonosuke Watanabe, and the trio scored a combined 28 points in Niigata's 84-74 victory. Igarashi, who played on Japan's ...

Japan hopes to spread word about wheelchair rugby in 2020

Rugby Oct 11, 2018

Japan hopes to spread word about wheelchair rugby in 2020

With Tokyo playing host to the next Paralympic Games in 2020, the members of Japan's wheelchair rugby team, the reigning world champion, know they're in a unique position to promote the fast-paced, hard-hitting sport. The Japanese team clinched its first-ever world championship in August, knocking ...