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Japan cuts 2019 growth forecast on weaker capital spending

Business / Economy Dec 18, 2018

Japan cuts 2019 growth forecast on weaker capital spending

The government on Tuesday cut its domestic growth forecast for fiscal 2019, citing weaker than expected capital spending amid a slowdown in the global economy. The Cabinet Office said gross domestic product, the total value of goods and services produced in the country, is expected ...

U.N. adopts Japan-sponsored resolution promoting volunteerism

National Dec 18, 2018

U.N. adopts Japan-sponsored resolution promoting volunteerism

The U.N. General Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution encouraging volunteerism, to advance the global body's sustainable development agenda — an initiative Tokyo hopes can be used to energize activities coinciding with the 2020 Games. "This year we wanted to infuse enthusiasm for the 2020 ...

Business / Corporate Dec 18, 2018

T-Mobile wins U.S. security OK for sprint takeover: sources

T-Mobile US Inc. won U.S. national security approval for its takeover of Sprint Corp., according to two people familiar with the matter, one of the regulatory conditions needed before the two wireless carriers can combine. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S., or Cfius, ...

Frontale's Akihiro Ienaga selected as J. League MVP

Soccer / J. League Dec 18, 2018

Frontale's Akihiro Ienaga selected as J. League MVP

Kawasaki Frontale midfielder Akihiro Ienaga was named the J. League's Most Valuable Player at Tuesday's J. League Awards. It was the first MVP award for the 32-year-old Ienaga, whose club won its second consecutive league championship. He is the third straight Frontale player to win ...

Volunteers audition for Rugby World Cup roles

Rugby Dec 18, 2018

Volunteers audition for Rugby World Cup roles

by Andrew McKirdy

Tokyo resident Masaru Seto knows why he wants to become a volunteer at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. "I've been a rugby fan for 40 years," the 53-year-old service industry worker told The Japan Times at an interview session for the tournament's "Team ...