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Japan and EU to work toward early ratification of FTA

Business / Economy Oct 22, 2018

Japan and EU to work toward early ratification of FTA

Japan and the European Union agreed Monday to complete respective domestic procedures before the end of the year to ratify a free trade agreement by March as planned. At the inaugural meeting of a high-level dialogue on trade, investment and energy, both parties also agreed ...

Norwegian commando who foiled Nazi nuclear plan dies at 99

World Oct 22, 2018

Norwegian commando who foiled Nazi nuclear plan dies at 99

The leader of a daring World War II raid to thwart Nazi Germany's nuclear ambitions has died at age 99, Norwegian government officials said on Sunday. Joachim Roenneberg, serving behind enemy lines in his native Norway during the German occupation, in 1943 blew up a ...

Takuto Otoguro advances to final at worlds

More Sports Oct 22, 2018

Takuto Otoguro advances to final at worlds

Takuto Otoguro advanced to the World Wrestling Championships finals on Sunday, setting up the chance to become Japan's youngest male world champion. Otoguro defeated Russia's Akhmed Chakaev 15-10 in the men's 65-kg weight class on the second day of action at Budapest Sports Arena. The 19-year-old ...

Ai Fukuhara announces retirement from table tennis

More Sports Oct 22, 2018

Ai Fukuhara announces retirement from table tennis

Ai Fukuhara, a four-time Olympian in women's table tennis for Japan, announced on her blog Sunday that she is retiring from competition. One of Japan's most popular athletes, Fukuhara rose to fame as a child prodigy. She competed at the Olympics from 2004 to 2016, ...