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Business / Financial Markets Mar 28, 2019

JPX and Tokyo Commodity Exchange to merge in October

Japan Exchange Group Inc. (JPX) and Tokyo Commodity Exchange Inc. said Thursday the two institutions have agreed to merge in October to enhance their competitiveness against overseas rivals. The merger is aimed at creating the country's first all-in-one exchange that can handle both stocks and ...

China's Huawei sees little impact on sales from U.S. broadside

Business Mar 28, 2019

China's Huawei sees little impact on sales from U.S. broadside

The U.S. campaign against China's Huawei is having little impact on the company's sales and it is unlikely many countries will follow the United States in banning Huawei from building next-generation mobile networks, its rotating chairman, Eric Xu, said. "Recently we are seeing a large ...

Editorials Mar 28, 2019

More needs to be done to fight child abuse

Amendments to the laws on child welfare and measures against child abuse, submitted to the Diet by the government earlier this month, explicitly prohibit corporal punishment of children by their guardians. That is a response to the repeated excuse reportedly uttered by parents accused ...

Rejoicing in the birth of Buddha

General | NEWS AND NOTES Mar 28, 2019

Rejoicing in the birth of Buddha

Buddha's birth will be celebrated on April 8 at Sampozan Muryojuji Temple, the head temple of the Nenbutsushu Buddhist Sect of Japan, in Kato, Hyogo Prefecture. The date was designated International Buddhist Day by supreme Buddhist leaders from 41 countries on five continents who gathered ...

Music program returns as a monthly broadcast

General | NEWS AND NOTES Mar 28, 2019

Music program returns as a monthly broadcast

"Songs of Tokyo," a program aired on NHK World-Japan and NHK General TV in 2017 and 2018, will begin airing monthly starting this spring. Shingo Murakami of Kanjani Eight will reprise his role as the program's host. "Songs of Tokyo" features renowned artists from different ...

Hip-hop's anime crush is beautiful

Music | Sound Off Mar 28, 2019

Hip-hop's anime crush is beautiful

by Dylan Foley

Takashi Murakami's work on Billie Eilish's new video for "You Should See Me in a Crown" is the latest example of Western music's ongoing love affair with Japanese anime. And while it may seem obvious — American kids who like anime and grow up ...

Sunwolves hope to avenge loss to Waratahs

Rugby Mar 28, 2019

Sunwolves hope to avenge loss to Waratahs

The Sunwolves head into Friday's game against the New South Wales Waratahs hoping to right a perceived wrong. Back in Round 2 of the Super Rugby campaign on Feb. 23, the Waratahs won a thriller in Tokyo 31-30 after a last-minute piece of foul play ...