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Japan aims to woo more U.S. tourists at New York travel show

National Jan 26, 2019

Japan aims to woo more U.S. tourists at New York travel show

Travel agencies and organizations from Japan pitched the country as a perfect destination for American tourists at the annual New York Times Travel Show, which opened on Friday. "One of our main efforts is to disperse travelers throughout Japan," said Keiko Matsuura, a spokeswoman for ...

Another dam owned by Vale bursts at Brazil mine; 200 missing

World Jan 26, 2019

Another dam owned by Vale bursts at Brazil mine; 200 missing

Brazilian rescuers were searching for some 200 missing people after a tailings dam burst on Friday at an iron ore mine owned by Vale SA, the second major dam disaster involving the company in just over three years. Seven bodies had been recovered by nightfall, ...

Abe and Macron call for smooth Nissan-Renault cooperation

Business / Economy Jan 26, 2019

Abe and Macron call for smooth Nissan-Renault cooperation

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and French President Emmanuel Macron have expressed hope that a management change at Renault SA will work to facilitate cooperation between the French automaker and its Japanese partner, Nissan Motor Co. During 20-minute telephone talks Friday, Abe told Macron that the ...

Niigata edges Fukuoka in overtime

Basketball / B. League Jan 26, 2019

Niigata edges Fukuoka in overtime

by Ed Odeven

The Niigata Albirex BB are tough to beat at home. Saturday's series opener against the Rizing Zephyr Fukuoka was a reminder of that fact. Davante Gardner, the B. League's leading scorer, and veteran teammates Lamont Hamilton and Kei Igarashi set the tone for Niigata in an ...

Djokovic, Nadal renew rivalry

More Sports / Tennis Jan 26, 2019

Djokovic, Nadal renew rivalry

If Rafael Nadal's Australian Open semifinal win over Greek sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas was one-sided, Novak Djokovic showed he could be even more brutal in his victory against Lucas Pouille on Friday. Nadal only needed 1 hour and 46 minutes to wrap up his victory on ...

Hakuho withdraws from New Year Basho on penultimate day

Sumo Jan 26, 2019

Hakuho withdraws from New Year Basho on penultimate day

New Year Basho Yokozuna Hakuho has withdrawn from the ongoing New Year Grand Sumo Tournament due to injuries, ending his bid for a record-extending 42nd top division championship, his stablemaster announced Saturday. The Mongolian won his first 10 bouts at the year's opening grand tournament, but ...