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Switzerland has been helping Japan investigate Carlos Ghosn

Business / Corporate Jul 30, 2019

Switzerland has been helping Japan investigate Carlos Ghosn

Swiss prosecutors say they have been assisting investigations in Japan into former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who has been indicted on charges of financial misconduct and breach of trust. Tokyo prosecutors requested Swiss assistance on Jan. 14, and the request was forwarded to ...

Deadly heat a major concern for Tokyo Games

National Jul 30, 2019

Deadly heat a major concern for Tokyo Games

by Ayano Shimizu

With Tokyo's summer heat and unpredictable weather likely to prove a severe headache during the 2020 Olympics, sports bodies are using every resource at their disposal to prepare athletes and spectators for extreme conditions. Several organizations have turned to a weather forecasting company to feed ...

Trump deepens war of words with left-leaning black leaders

World / Politics Jul 30, 2019

Trump deepens war of words with left-leaning black leaders

U.S. President Donald Trump brushed off accusations of racism Monday to step up his war of words with prominent black and minority left-leaning leaders, branding his latest target a "con man." Rejecting criticism that he is stoking America's smoldering racial divisions, Trump attacked African American ...

Americans' views on tech firms turn sharply negative in poll

Business / Tech Jul 30, 2019

Americans' views on tech firms turn sharply negative in poll

Americans' views on major technology firms have taken a dramatic negative turn in the past four years, with both Democrats and Republicans seeing the sector in a less positive light, a poll showed Monday. The Pew Research Center study showed the percentage of people seeing ...

Big guns set to lead Japan at FIBA World Cup

Basketball Jul 30, 2019

Big guns set to lead Japan at FIBA World Cup

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Japan's "Big Three" — Rui Hachimura, Yuta Watanabe and Nick Fazekas — headline the provisional roster of the Japan men's national team for the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup, the Japan Basketball Association officially announced on Tuesday. The 16-man squad was introduced at Fuji Television ...

Legendary thoroughbred Deep Impact euthanized

More Sports / Horse Racing Jul 30, 2019

Legendary thoroughbred Deep Impact euthanized

Japanese racehorse Deep Impact, the winner of seven domestic Grade One titles and one of the world's leading sires, was put down Tuesday at the age of 17, the stud farm operator said. According to the Shadai Stallion Station, Deep Impact, who was crowned Japanese ...