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Tokyo-Seoul row hits economies

Business / Economy Aug 23, 2019

Tokyo-Seoul row hits economies

by Kana Nishizawa and Heejin Kim

The escalating feud between South Korea and Japan is heightening concerns about the fallout for global supply chains, financial markets and economic growth. What started as a dispute over colonial-era grievances has snowballed over the past two months, with relations deteriorating to the lowest point ...

Toyota has plenty for robots to do during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Business Aug 23, 2019

Toyota has plenty for robots to do during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

When athletes and organizers descend on Tokyo for the 2020 Olympic Games they'll be ferried around in autonomous cars, while torch relay runners will be accompanied by vehicles equipped with artificial intelligence. Robots will ferry javelins and hammers. All told, Toyota Motor Corp. will provide ...

Real Madrid loans teenager Takefusa Kubo to Mallorca

Soccer Aug 23, 2019

Real Madrid loans teenager Takefusa Kubo to Mallorca

Real Madrid on Thursday announced it has loaned teenager Takefusa Kubo to Spanish League rival Mallorca for the season. Madrid signed the 18-year-old attacking midfielder in June from FC Tokyo with the intention of having him play on its reserve team. He played with the ...

Wallabies' Adam Ashley-Cooper set to play in fourth Rugby World Cup

Rugby Aug 23, 2019

Wallabies' Adam Ashley-Cooper set to play in fourth Rugby World Cup

Utility back Adam Ashley-Cooper is expected to participate in his fourth Rugby World Cup after being named to Australia coach Michael Cheika's 31-man squad Friday for the tournament in Japan beginning next month. Ashley-Cooper will be the second Wallaby after George Gregan to play in ...

Chofu City team advances to LLWS international final

Baseball Aug 23, 2019

Chofu City team advances to LLWS international final

Can anybody beat Japan? It's been a common question at the Little League World Series over the last decade. Since 2010, no team has been more dominant or won more championships — five — than Japan. That makes this year's Japanese club, from Chofu City Little ...

MLB bans players from participating in Venezuela Winter League

Baseball / MLB Aug 23, 2019

MLB bans players from participating in Venezuela Winter League

Major League Baseball is banning players from participating in the Venezuelan Winter League in one of the first public repercussions of new U.S. economic sanctions against the Venezuelan government. MLB said Thursday it is in contact with the U.S. government to determine how to proceed ...