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New foreign worker status raises hopes in industries short of staff

National Nov 10, 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 10, 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 10, 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 ...

A weekend in Sapporo

Travel | A Weekend In Nov 10, 2018

A weekend in Sapporo

by Oscar Boyd

For more than a third of the year, Sapporo is buried beneath thick snow. During its warmer months, however, the city shrugs off its winter coat and bursts into life. If winter is uncomfortably cold, then summer is refreshingly cool; Sapporo doesn't suffer from the ...

Founding Wild owner Bob Naegele Jr. dies at 78

More Sports / Ice Hockey Nov 10, 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 ...

No MLB rule changes likely until eve of spring training

Baseball / MLB Nov 10, 2018

No MLB rule changes likely until eve of spring training

Major League Baseball and its players' union likely will not decide until the eve of spring training whether to change rules in an effort to increase action on the field next year. Deputy commissioner Dan Halem said Thursday as the annual general managers' meetings ended ...

Stephen Curry injures leg in Warriors' loss to Bucks

Basketball / NBA Nov 10, 2018

Stephen Curry injures leg in Warriors' loss to Bucks

Stephen Curry has counted on staying healthy after injuries limited him to 51 games last season. Everything was going according to plan for the Golden State star — until Thursday night. The two-time MVP left with a leg injury and the Warriors were unable to ...

PSG officials express shock at scouts' racial profiling

Soccer Nov 10, 2018

PSG officials express shock at scouts' racial profiling

Paris Saint-Germain says it was not aware some club scouts outside the capital were secretly and illegally profiling potential young recruits with lists containing their ethnic origins. PSG acknowledged that forms with "illegal content were used between 2013 and 2018," but declined responsibility for implementing ...

Takumi Minamino bags Europa League hat trick

Soccer Nov 10, 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 ...