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45 articles published


Business Jul 10, 2019

U.S. says Huawei still blacklisted, except when it's not

The U.S. said it would grant licenses allowing companies to export goods to Huawei Technologies Co. but won't remove the Chinese technology giant from an export blacklist, as talks between the world's two biggest economies resumed. The Department of Commerce will "issue licenses where there ...

Business Jul 10, 2019

U.S. exempts some medical, electronic devices from China tariffs

The Trump administration will exempt 110 Chinese products, from medical equipment to key capacitors, from hefty tariffs, it said on Tuesday, offering relief to some U.S. firms which have said the taxes harm their bottom lines. The relatively narrow exemption list will provide relief from ...

'Tourism': Not quite the trip of a lifetime

Film Jul 10, 2019

'Tourism': Not quite the trip of a lifetime

by Mark Schilling

Taking a pleasure trip abroad used to be a big, once-in-a-lifetime event for the average Japanese. The No. 1 dream destination was Hawaii, since it was seen as glamorous and exotic, yet safe and familiar. A view of Diamond Head out the hotel window ...

Music Jul 10, 2019

Japanese artists mourn death of Johnny Kitagawa

The entertainment industry on Wednesday mourned the death of Johnny Kitagawa, the founder of one of Japan's most powerful talent agencies, which shot a long line of boy bands to fame over a period of more than half a century. "He's like a father to ...

Sumo 101: Kokugikan

Sumo Jul 10, 2019

Sumo 101: Kokugikan

by John Gunning

Three of the six yearly Grand Sumo tournaments are held in Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan. The large structure, located next to the Edo-Tokyo Museum in Sumida Ward, opened in 1985. It also houses a sumo museum as well as the offices of the Japan Sumo Association. The ...

Yokozuna remain perfect on Day 4

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 10, 2019

Yokozuna remain perfect on Day 4

Yokozuna Hakuho and Kakuryu maintained their share of the lead by staying unbeaten Wednesday at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. The two Mongolians improved to 4-0 with victories over komusubi opponents on the fourth day of the 15-day tournament at Dolphins Arena. In the closing bout, ...