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New foreign worker status raises hopes in industries short of staff

National Nov 9, 2018

New foreign worker status raises hopes in industries short of staff

The envisaged new status for foreign workers in Japan is raising hopes in industries facing severe labor shortages, such as the restaurant and manufacturing sectors. The new residence status "will help us hire more talented foreign workers," an official of a major izakaya (traditional Japanese ...

Japan to ban drones near venues for 2020 Olympic Games

National Nov 9, 2018

Japan to ban drones near venues for 2020 Olympic Games

The Japanese government has decided to ban flying drones near venues for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games during the events, a government source said Friday. As part of efforts to counter possible terrorist attacks, the government aims to pass legislation that will allow ...

Mazda considers offering mobility services via collaborations

Business / Corporate Nov 9, 2018

Mazda considers offering mobility services via collaborations

Mazda Motor Corp. is considering offering mobility services using technologies such as the internet and autonomous driving, its president and chief executive officer, Akira Marumoto, said. Providing such services is "an option" for the automaker, Marumoto said in a recent interview. "Collaboration with nonautomotive sectors such ...

Founding Wild owner Bob Naegele Jr. dies at 78

More Sports / Ice Hockey Nov 9, 2018

Founding Wild owner Bob Naegele Jr. dies at 78

Bob Naegele Jr., the founding owner of the Minnesota Wild, has died of complications from cancer. He was 78. The Wild said Naegele died on Wednesday night with his family by his side. Players will wear a jersey patch with his initials for the remainder ...

Takumi Minamino bags Europa League hat trick

Soccer Nov 9, 2018

Takumi Minamino bags Europa League hat trick

Takumi Minamino hit a hat trick to lead his Austrian side Salzburg to a 5-2 victory over Norwegian top division champion Rosenborg in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday. Minamino put the visitors ahead five minutes into the match at Lerkendal Stadion and completed his ...