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SoftBank plans to name former Sprint boss to help fix WeWork

Business / Corporate Sep 30, 2019

SoftBank plans to name former Sprint boss to help fix WeWork

SoftBank Group Corp. is tapping Marcelo Claure to help turn around WeWork after ousting co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Adam Neumann from the corner office last week. Masayoshi Son, the head of SoftBank, WeWork's largest investor, has asked the former chief executive officer of Sprint ...

Kyoto gives foreign tourists a polite push on manners

National Sep 30, 2019

Kyoto gives foreign tourists a polite push on manners

Tourists from overseas at a popular sightseeing spot in Kyoto are being reminded of etiquette via their smartphones in a pilot project that began Monday, after local residents complained about behavior such as taking pictures of geisha and their apprentice maiko without permission. The test ...

Starbucks becomes latest target of Hong Kong protester rage

Asia Pacific Sep 30, 2019

Starbucks becomes latest target of Hong Kong protester rage

Starbucks has emerged as the latest brand to fall foul of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters after a family member of the local restaurant chain that owns the local franchise spoke out against demonstrators. Multiple branches were covered with graffiti over the weekend as the city ...

Editorials Sep 30, 2019

The WeWork IPO didn't work

For all the flaws in WeWork's ambitions, the system worked. Public scrutiny laid bare the gap between WeWork's ambitions and its reality.

RWC to push through with France-U.S. game despite typhoon concerns

Rugby Sep 30, 2019

RWC to push through with France-U.S. game despite typhoon concerns

The Rugby World Cup Pool C clash between France and the United States will be held as scheduled despite an earlier announcement that an approaching typhoon could disrupt the schedule, organizers said Monday. On Sunday, World Cup organizers warned both sides that Wednesday's game in ...

Leave the refs alone, says All Blacks coach Steve Hansen

Rugby Sep 30, 2019

Leave the refs alone, says All Blacks coach Steve Hansen

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has appealed to rival coaches and pundits to lay off referees at the Rugby World Cup as match officials continue to face strident criticism. Even the sport's controlling body lambasted referees in a public statement after the first weekend, complaining ...

Ritsu Doan scores debut goal in PSV's rout of Zwolle

Soccer Sep 30, 2019

Ritsu Doan scores debut goal in PSV's rout of Zwolle

Midfielder Ritsu Doan came off the bench in the second half to score his first goal for PSV Eindhoven in Sunday's 4-0 thrashing of PEC Zwolle in the Dutch first division. Doan entered the game six minutes after the break and found the net in ...

JRFU, Jamie Joseph discussing new deal

Rugby Sep 30, 2019

JRFU, Jamie Joseph discussing new deal

The Japan Rugby Football Union has started negotiations over a contract extension for Brave Blossoms head coach Jamie Joseph as Rugby World Cup fever sweeps across the host nation, sources familiar with the matter said Monday. According to sources, the JRFU and Joseph are discussing ...

Wales hopes to keep putting best foot forward at RWC

Rugby Sep 30, 2019

Wales hopes to keep putting best foot forward at RWC

by Andrew McKirdy

Wales super-sub Rhys Patchell hailed his team's kicking prowess after beating Australia on Sunday, claiming "tries don't win World Cups." The Welsh held off a fierce second-half fightback from the Wallabies to claim a 29-25 win at Tokyo Stadium, taking control of Pool D with ...