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U.S. unlikely to remove tariffs on Japan auto parts in trade deal

Business Sep 20, 2019

U.S. unlikely to remove tariffs on Japan auto parts in trade deal

The United States is not expected to remove tariffs on imports of Japanese automobile parts in a trade agreement that the two governments plan to sign next week, sources familiar with bilateral relations said Friday. U.S. President Donald Trump is seeking to boost support from ...

Apple's 11 series handsets go on sale in iPhone-loving Japan

Business / Tech Sep 20, 2019

Apple's 11 series handsets go on sale in iPhone-loving Japan

Apple Inc. launched its iPhone 11 series in Japan on Friday amid increased competition from other major smartphone manufacturers, including those from China and South Korea. Japan is one of the most important markets for Apple. Its iPhone models were the best-selling handsets in the ...

Trump administration blocks 'urgent' disclosure from whistleblower

World / Politics Sep 20, 2019

Trump administration blocks 'urgent' disclosure from whistleblower

The Trump administration plunged into an extraordinary showdown with Congress Thursday over access to a whistleblower's complaint about reported incidents including a private conversation between President Donald Trump and a foreign leader. The blocked complaint is both "serious" and "urgent," the government's intelligence watchdog ...

Getting around Japan: All about taxis

Travel Sep 20, 2019

Getting around Japan: All about taxis

by Carissa Shale

Japan is renowned for having one of the most efficient public transport networks in the world. Punctuality and regular services, particularly within the rail network, make it easy to get around even Japan’s biggest cities. Public transport is also usually the most cost-effective transportation method, ...

Sumo 101: Imperial family and sumo

Sumo Sep 20, 2019

Sumo 101: Imperial family and sumo

by John Gunning

You don't have to look far in sumo to find links with Japan's imperial family. Every two months the top rikishi compete for a whole host of prizes, the most prestigious of which is the Emperor's Cup. The sterling silver trophy stands 108 cm high and ...

Title chase now wide open

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 20, 2019

Title chase now wide open

The race for the Emperor's Cup at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament was thrown wide open again when Takakeisho lost to ozeki Goeido on Friday and fell into a four-way tie for the lead with two days remaining. A day after securing promotion back to ...

Yankees wrap up AL East title

Baseball / MLB Sep 20, 2019

Yankees wrap up AL East title

The resilient New York Yankees powered their way to the club's first AL East title since 2012, routing the Los Angeles Angels 9-1 Thursday night behind three RBIs each from old mainstay Brett Gardner and newcomer DJ LeMahieu. A day after wasting a chance to ...

Arsenal, Man United open Europa League with wins

Soccer Sep 20, 2019

Arsenal, Man United open Europa League with wins

Arsenal and Manchester United both relied on a teenager to get their Europa League campaigns off to a winning start on Thursday. Arsenal, last year's finalist, saw 18-year-old winger Bukayo Saka score one goal and set up the other two in a 3-0 away victory ...

Roger Federer, John McEnroe push for Laver Cup's place in team tennis

Tennis Sep 20, 2019

Roger Federer, John McEnroe push for Laver Cup's place in team tennis

Team events are having quite the resurgence on the men's tennis circuit, with three different competitions scheduled in the next four months. What's still unclear, though, is whether they can all co-exist in the long term. "Something's got to shake out," John McEnroe acknowledged Thursday, ...

Kawai captures third world crown

More Sports Sep 20, 2019

Kawai captures third world crown

Risako Kawai defeated defending women’s 57-kg champion Rong Ningning of China on Thursday to capture the third world championship gold medal of her career. Kawai had booked her spot at next year's Tokyo Olympics in the 57-kg division the day before by winning her semifinal. ...