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China no match for Japan in Southeast Asia infrastructure race

Business Jun 23, 2019

China no match for Japan in Southeast Asia infrastructure race

Japan is still winning the Southeast Asia infrastructure race against China, with pending projects worth almost one and a half times its rival, according to the latest data from Fitch Solutions. Japanese-backed projects in the region's six biggest economies — Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand ...

Fashion-forward trends still hark back

Style & Design Jun 23, 2019

Fashion-forward trends still hark back

by Samuel Thomas

My mentor in all things fashion, a Parisienne buyer who prefers to remain unnamed, once confidently asserted in her usual grandiose manner, "You know that fashion is over when designers start relying on irony." She was referring to the "it's cool because it isn't, ...

Here's to good old household items

Style & Design | ON: DESIGN Jun 23, 2019

Here's to good old household items

by Mio Yamada

Manufacturing in Japan has had a lot to contend with since its latter Showa Era (1926-1989) golden years. With so many cheaper imports available, locally made everyday items are becoming increasingly harder to find. But there are some manufacturing stalwarts out there who are ...

Misfiring FC Tokyo falls to Vegalta

Soccer / J. League Jun 23, 2019

Misfiring FC Tokyo falls to Vegalta

Kunimitsu Sekiguchi scored a stunning goal for Vegalta Sendai to set his team on the way to a 2-0 victory over J. League leader FC Tokyo on Sunday. Tokyo has failed to score in its last two league matches and has lost three of its ...

Lys Gracieux claims second G1 win at Takarazuka Kinen

More Sports / Horse Racing Jun 23, 2019

Lys Gracieux claims second G1 win at Takarazuka Kinen

Third-favorite Lys Gracieux claimed her second Grade-1 victory on Sunday at the 60th running of the Takarazuka Kinen. Lys Gracieux, steered by Australian jockey Damian Lane, trailed top-pick Kiseki for the majority of the 2,200-meter race at Hanshin Racecourse, but came from behind with less ...

Yankees get bounces in victory against Astros

Baseball / MLB Jun 23, 2019

Yankees get bounces in victory against Astros

Booed and banged up during a frustrating season, Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton muscled his way to a breakthrough performance Saturday night. A couple inches the other way, it might've been the Houston Astros' turn to exhale. Stanton hit a pair of go-ahead, two-run singles — both ...

Norway tops Australia to reach quarterfinals

Soccer Jun 23, 2019

Norway tops Australia to reach quarterfinals

Ingrid Hjelmseth proved to be a shootout hero once again as Norway beat Australia on penalties Saturday night to advance to the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup. Hjelmseth saved Emily Gielnik's kick and Ingrid Engen, who is playing in her first World Cup, hit ...