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U.S. startups look to Japan's graying population

Business Aug 28, 2019

U.S. startups look to Japan's graying population

U.S. startups focusing on care products and services for the elderly are tapping into the graying Japanese market, where more than 35 million people are over the age of 65. Seismic, a California-based apparel company, hopes to expand in Japan with its Powered Clothing, a ...

Narita Airport's electronic customs gates open to foreign visitors

National Aug 28, 2019

Narita Airport's electronic customs gates open to foreign visitors

Tokyo Customs on Tuesday started to make electronic customs declaration gates at Narita International Airport available to foreign nationals visiting Japan. The move came in response to the increasing number of foreign visitors ahead of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics next summer. Previously, only Japanese ...

U.S. tech industry group slams Trump deal on France digital tax

Business Aug 28, 2019

U.S. tech industry group slams Trump deal on France digital tax

A U.S. trade group representing major technology firms on Tuesday denounced an agreement on France's digital tax announced by Presidents Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron that leaves the levy in place until a new international taxation plan takes effect. The Computer & Communications Industry Association ...

Lions grab victory over Fighters

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Aug 28, 2019

Lions grab victory over Fighters

Takeya Nakamura homered twice and drove in five runs, while a costly error by the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters paved the way for the Seibu Lions' 10-8 victory on Wednesday afternoon. In a game that was called on account of darkness with no outs in ...

Former Japan stars praise growth

Basketball Aug 28, 2019

Former Japan stars praise growth

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Former Japan men's basketball players Takehiko Orimo and Kei Igarashi are grateful the team's current iteration has raised its level in order to compete on the global level. Orimo, who at 49 years old continues to play for the B. League's Levanga Hokkaido, played for ...

Ritsu Doan earns big move to Dutch titans PSV Eindhoven

Soccer Aug 28, 2019

Ritsu Doan earns big move to Dutch titans PSV Eindhoven

Japanese midfielder Ritsu Doan is set to transfer from FC Groningen to fellow Dutch first-division side PSV Eindhoven, the latter club announced Tuesday. The 21-year-old joined Groningen in 2017 from the J. League's Gamba Osaka and scored nine goals in his first season with the ...