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Cabinet OKs reforms to address Japan's labor market woes

Business / Economy Jun 22, 2019

Cabinet OKs reforms to address Japan's labor market woes

The Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe approved Friday a suite of labor reforms designed to solve Japan's demographic challenges while creating conditions to promote job growth, particularly for those struggling to find stable work. Under the annual economic policy blueprint, the government wants to ...

Editorials Jun 22, 2019

Push for higher minimum wages

Companies need to consider rising minimum wages not as a threat to their bottom lines but as an opportunity to secure the manpower they need and improve their productivity by making necessary investments.

Blazing a trail in Japan's mountains

Lifestyle Jun 22, 2019

Blazing a trail in Japan's mountains

by Pauline Kitamura

It wasn't so long ago that trail running was considered to be something only nature geeks did in their spare time. I mean, who in their right mind would want to run up a mountain? Cue the sound of crickets chirping ... Things have changed ...

Wizards welcome Rui Hachimura

Basketball / NBA Jun 22, 2019

Wizards welcome Rui Hachimura

Washington Wizards fans can expect to see Rui Hachimura "play hard" every time he takes the floor, the NBA team's first-round draft pick said Friday. Fronting the media for his introductory press conference at Washington's Capital One Arena, the NBA's ninth overall pick said he ...

Roger Federer backs Naomi Osaka to shine after rough patch

Tennis Jun 22, 2019

Roger Federer backs Naomi Osaka to shine after rough patch

Roger Federer insisted Friday that Naomi Osaka will bounce back from a string of setbacks and thrive in the spotlight of being world No. 1 and a double Grand Slam winner. Osaka, 21, won a second consecutive major at the Australian Open in January, but ...

MLB hands Athletics pitcher Frankie Montas an 80-game doping ban

Baseball / MLB Jun 22, 2019

MLB hands Athletics pitcher Frankie Montas an 80-game doping ban

A season full of All-Star potential for Oakland Athletics pitcher Frankie Montas was drastically cut short Friday when Major League Baseball suspended him 80 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. Montas pitched well Thursday night and is 9-2 with a 2.70 ERA in ...