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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 ...

Barrier-free tourism gaining traction in aging Japan

National | FOCUS Feb 28, 2019

Barrier-free tourism gaining traction in aging Japan

Universal tourism, or tourism accessible to all people regardless of age, nationality, disability and other factors that may discourage leisurely travel, is starting to gain wider recognition in graying Japan. SPI (Japan) Inc. arranges universal tours conducted by so-called travel helpers, or people who have ...

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 ...

Liverpool, City win to set up duel for EPL title

Soccer Feb 28, 2019

Liverpool, City win to set up duel for EPL title

The Premier League title race looks to be a duel between Liverpool and Manchester City after the top two collected contrasting home wins on Wednesday and third-place Tottenham lost at Chelsea for a second defeat in five days. Just when questions were starting to be ...

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, ...

Late Momiki goal gives Nadeshiko Japan draw against U.S.

Soccer Feb 28, 2019

Late Momiki goal gives Nadeshiko Japan draw against U.S.

A last-gasp strike from Yuka Momiki earned Japan a deserved 2-2 draw against the United States on Wednesday in the opening round of the four-nation SheBelieves Cup. Momiki smashed home a close-range finish after superb work from Yui Hasegawa in injury time to deny the ...