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43 articles published


Business / Corporate Mar 8, 2019

Japan's Toyota Tsusho to run Myanmar's first car auction

Toyota Tsusho Corp., the Toyota Motor Corp. group's trading arm, will hold Myanmar's first car auction later this month with local startup Rebbiz Co., with the aim of building a marketplace for used car transactions. T.T.A.S. Co., the official local dealership of Toyota Motor, has ...

Renesas to halt six plants in Japan for up to two months

Business / Corporate Mar 8, 2019

Renesas to halt six plants in Japan for up to two months

Major Japanese chipmaker Renesas Electronics Corp. will halt six domestic plants for up to two months due to China's economic slowdown, informed sources have said. The Chinese slowdown has dented demand for semiconductors for industrial machinery and consumer electronics, according to the sources. The six factories, ...

Trump's Venezuela envoy pledges sanctions on banks backing Maduro

Business Mar 8, 2019

Trump's Venezuela envoy pledges sanctions on banks backing Maduro

U.S. President Donald Trump's special representative for Venezuela pledged on Thursday that Washington would "expand the net" of sanctions on the South American nation, including more on banks supporting President Nicolas Maduro's government. "There will be more sanctions on financial institutions that are carrying out ...

Sunrockers cruise past Albirex

Basketball / B. League Mar 8, 2019

Sunrockers cruise past Albirex

by Ed Odeven

Frontcourt mates Robert Sacre and Ryan Kelly combined for 52 points as the Sunrockers Shibuya outplayed the visiting Niigata Albirex BB in Friday's B. League series opener. In the Sunrockers' 92-77 victory, Sacre put 27 points on the board, making 10 of 17 shots from ...

Athletes impressed with Tokyo 2020 boccia venue

Paralympics Mar 8, 2019

Athletes impressed with Tokyo 2020 boccia venue

Two athletes from Japan's Paralympic boccia team left with good impressions Friday after visiting the site of the Ariake Gymnastics Centre, the future venue for the sport at next summer's Tokyo Games. Hidetaka Sugimura and Takayuki Hirose, members of Japan's silver medal-winning mixed team at ...

Sunwolves face Blues with Super Rugby future at stake

Rugby Mar 8, 2019

Sunwolves face Blues with Super Rugby future at stake

The Sunwolves head into Saturday's game with the Blues at QBE Stadium, north of Auckland, knowing a second consecutive win on New Zealand soil could scupper attempts to have the side culled by next year. The Daily Telegraph in Australia reported Friday the Japanese franchise ...

Proposed new league presents issues for Japan

Rugby Mar 8, 2019

Proposed new league presents issues for Japan

by Rich Freeman

A World Rugby news release late Wednesday night from Dublin may have appeased some parties concerned by plans for a new worldwide league, but many questions remain as to how Japan will be affected. The sport's governing body was attacked from all sides last week ...