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Nomura to reduce outlets in Japan by 20%

Business / Corporate Apr 5, 2019

Nomura to reduce outlets in Japan by 20%

Nomura Holdings Inc. said Thursday it will reduce the number of its sales outlets in Japan by at least 30, or 20 percent of its 156 domestic outlets, as part of structural reform measures. The brokerage giant aims to cut operating costs by a total ...

George R.R. Martin: father of 'Game of Thrones'

Entertainment News Apr 5, 2019

George R.R. Martin: father of 'Game of Thrones'

George R.R. Martin, the 70-year-old writer behind HBO's blood-spattered epic "Game of Thrones," has created a multitude of fantasy worlds spanning medieval pasts to distant sci-fi futures. Portly, with a white beard, glasses and usually wearing a cap, Martin has been described as "America's Tolkien" ...

Sunwolves seeking back-to-back victories in Australia

Rugby Apr 5, 2019

Sunwolves seeking back-to-back victories in Australia

Fresh off their first win on Australian soil, the Sunwolves look to knock over the Melbourne Rebels on Saturday for their third win of the season, and set themselves up with a shot at reaching the playoffs. Tony Brown's side is currently fifth and last ...

Smile Japan beats France in opener at worlds

More Sports / Ice Hockey Apr 5, 2019

Smile Japan beats France in opener at worlds

Japan's women's ice hockey team, Smile Japan, blanked France 3-0 behind goalie Nana Fujimoto's 25 saves in their opening game at the world championships in Espoo, Finland, on Thursday. Mei Miura opened the scoring for Japan when she netted a backhander from point-blank range in ...

Yu Darvish struggles again as Braves sweep Cubs

Baseball / MLB Apr 5, 2019

Yu Darvish struggles again as Braves sweep Cubs

Yu Darvish pitched four-plus innings and suffered his first loss of the season on Thursday in the Chicago Cubs' 9-4 defeat to the Atlanta Braves. Darvish, playing in his second game of the season, allowed three runs, all earned, on five hits and four walks, ...

Nadeshiko falls to France  in friendly international

Soccer Apr 5, 2019

Nadeshiko falls to France in friendly international

Japan lost to France 3-1 on Thursday in a warmup friendly ahead of this summer's FIFA Women's World Cup. Nadeshiko Japan, currently ranked No. 7 in the world, has won three and lost five of its matches against the No. 4 France, including the latest ...