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Odebrecht boss tells prosecutors of payoffs to Peruvian politicians

World / Politics Apr 25, 2019

Odebrecht boss tells prosecutors of payoffs to Peruvian politicians

Prosecutors said a top former executive of Brazilian multinational Odebrecht gave details Wednesday of multimillion-dollar payoffs to Peruvian politicians, including a top aide of former President Alan Garcia, who committed suicide last week. Jorge Barata, Odebrecht's former chief in Peru, provided details of "money routes" ...

Exclusive fare spiced with Hawaiian spirit

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Apr 25, 2019

Exclusive fare spiced with Hawaiian spirit

Grabbing a bite of authentic Hawaiian loco moco doesn't always mean shelling out for a plane ticket to the islands. This summer, The Imperial Hotel Tokyo is celebrating 10 straight years of partnership with Halekulani Hotel by hosting its annual Hawaii Halekulani Fair. The fair ...

General | NEWS AND NOTES Apr 25, 2019

Festival features food, fun

The Festival de Camino a Latinoamerica, an event celebrating the 120th anniversary of the start of Japanese immigration to Bolivia, will be held in Tokyo's Odaiba district on May 3, 4 and 5. This annual festival is the second after last year's inaugural celebration, which ...

Swallows feast on Giants pitching in rout

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 25, 2019

Swallows feast on Giants pitching in rout

Tetsuto Yamada and Wladimir Balentien each hit a pair of home runs, while Norichika Aoki went 4-for-4, as the Tokyo Yakult Swallows hammered the Yomiuri Giants 11-2 on Thursday. Former major leaguer Albert Suarez got the win in his first start for the Swallows. The ...

Kei Nishikori cruises into Barcelona Open quarterfinals

Tennis Apr 25, 2019

Kei Nishikori cruises into Barcelona Open quarterfinals

Kei Nishikori swept into the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open with a 6-1 6-3 win over Felix Auger-Aliassime on Thursday. The seventh-ranked star, eliminated in the second round in Monte Carlo last week, broke the Canadian teenager, ranked 31st, in the opening game of the ...

English proficiency to be required for Japan fencers

More Sports Apr 25, 2019

English proficiency to be required for Japan fencers

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Japan Fencing Federation president Yuki Ota has been known as an innovator in the sport since taking over his leadership post in 2017. But he has recently hammered out another unprecedented, astounding initiative. On Thursday, the national governing body announced that an English proficiency exam will ...