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South Korea-Japan rift spills over into RCEP trade meeting

Business Aug 3, 2019

South Korea-Japan rift spills over into RCEP trade meeting

A widening rift between Japan and South Korea spilled over at a meeting of 16 mostly Asian countries negotiating the world's largest free trade agreement Saturday, according to Japan's representative. After the one-day meeting of trade ministers chaired by China in Beijing, the members of ...

<em>Chindonya:</em> The beat goes on

Culture Aug 3, 2019

Chindonya: The beat goes on

by Alex Martin

Flaunting a crisp white kimono embroidered with flowers and a ferocious-looking lion-dog, Hisashi Nagata beats a chindon taiko drum set strapped to his chest as his similarly kimono-clad wife, Mika, chats with curious onlookers while handing them leaflets for a new izakaya (Japanese pub) ...

S-Pulse's Kenta Nishizawa nets winner against Marinos

Soccer / J. League Aug 3, 2019

S-Pulse's Kenta Nishizawa nets winner against Marinos

Kenta Nishizawa struck early in the second half as Shimizu S-Pulse upset high-flying Yokohama F. Marinos 1-0 on Saturday. Ange Postecoglou's men came into the clash at a sweltering Nissan Stadium on a three-game winning streak, three points behind league-leading FC Tokyo in second place. The ...

'Big Three' give Japan high hopes

Basketball Aug 3, 2019

'Big Three' give Japan high hopes

by Kaz Nagatsuka

With star phenoms Rui Hachimura and Yuta Watanabe on board, the Japan men's national team has gotten its teeth into its training ahead of the FIBA World Cup, which will begin later this month. The Akatsuki Five assembled a dozen players to start their first ...