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Robert Lighthizer says trade talks with Japan likely to start in March

Business Feb 28, 2019

Robert Lighthizer says trade talks with Japan likely to start in March

The United States and Japan will likely launch trade talks in March, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said Wednesday, suggesting the dialogue would begin earlier than had been anticipated. Washington's top trade negotiator made the remarks during congressional testimony. The bilateral talks had been expected ...

Congo Ebola center attacked and set aflame

World Feb 28, 2019

Congo Ebola center attacked and set aflame

Armed assailants attacked an Ebola treatment center in eastern Congo on Wednesday, setting off a fire and becoming embroiled in an extended gunbattle with security forces, health officials said. The identity and motive of the assailants were unclear. Aid workers have faced mistrust in some ...

May gains two-week Brexit reprieve from British lawmakers

World / Politics Feb 28, 2019

May gains two-week Brexit reprieve from British lawmakers

British Prime Minister Theresa May won a two-week reprieve on Wednesday from British lawmakers, who postponed a threatened rebellion aimed at blocking a no-deal Brexit after she agreed to a possible delay to Britain's departure from the EU. But the opposition Labour Party announced it ...

Venezuela removed 8 tons of central bank gold last week: legislator

Business Feb 28, 2019

Venezuela removed 8 tons of central bank gold last week: legislator

At least 8 tons of gold were removed from the Venezuelan central bank's vaults last week, an opposition legislator and three government sources told Reuters, in the latest sign of President Nicolas Maduro's desperation to raise hard currency amid tightening sanctions. The gold was removed ...

A delightful picnic to welcome spring

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Feb 28, 2019

A delightful picnic to welcome spring

A delightful picnic to welcome spring There's nothing quite like a picnic amid fresh verdure to ring in spring. From March 18 to June 30, Cafe & Dining Zelkova on the first floor of The Strings Omotesando invites guests to enjoy a picnic-style lunch on ...

Commons Festa event to welcome investors

General | NEWS AND NOTES Feb 28, 2019

Commons Festa event to welcome investors

Commons Asset Management Inc., which celebrates 10 years since the launch of its Commons 30 Fund this year, will hold events in Kyoto in March and Tokyo in April to on the company's fund performances and other activities, as well as offering attendees the ...

Art gallery exhibits traditional katana swords

General | NEWS AND NOTES Feb 28, 2019

Art gallery exhibits traditional katana swords

An exhibition displaying and selling antique katana swords will be held in Yokohama from March 6 to 12. The Omamorigatana Exhibition will take place on the seventh-floor art gallery of Takashimaya's Yokohama Store in Yokohama's Nishi Ward. The admission-free exhibition is open from 10 a.m. ...

Hosting bids open for Tokyo 2020 table tennis qualification events

Olympics Feb 28, 2019

Hosting bids open for Tokyo 2020 table tennis qualification events

The International Table Tennis Federation announced Thursday it has opened the bidding process for cities to host two qualifying events next year for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The events, dubbed "Rise2Tokyo," consist of a team qualification tournament and a singles qualification tournament to take place ...

Shohei Ohtani progressing toward DH comeback

Baseball / MLB Feb 28, 2019

Shohei Ohtani progressing toward DH comeback

Shohei Ohtani swung off a tee and tracked pitches in the bullpen at the Los Angeles Angels' spring training camp Wednesday as the two-way star ramps up efforts toward a return as designated hitter in May. Ohtani, who had reconstructive elbow surgery on Oct. 1, ...