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Japan's Lower House approves trade deal with U.S.

Business Nov 19, 2019

Japan's Lower House approves trade deal with U.S.

The Lower House signed off Tuesday on a trade deal with the United States that cuts tariffs on farm and industrial products, taking a step toward its entry into force next year. The approval means the agreement, reached by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. ...

Kirin Beverage recalls 4.3 million bottles of green tea

Business / Corporate Nov 19, 2019

Kirin Beverage recalls 4.3 million bottles of green tea

Kirin Beverage Co. has announced a recall of about 4.3 million bottles of Kirin Nama-cha Decaf green tea because some bottles may have not been sealed properly. The lips of some bottles may have been damaged during the manufacturing process, Kirin said Monday. Subject to the ...

North Korea dismisses postponement of joint drills

Asia Pacific Nov 19, 2019

North Korea dismisses postponement of joint drills

The United States must end its joint exercises with Seoul "once and for all" to facilitate dialogue with Pyongyang, North Korea said Tuesday, just days after the allies postponed planned drills. The U.S. and South Korea said Sunday they would delay annual joint aerial exercises ...

Roaming beauty services give Japan's elderly a new lease on style

National Nov 19, 2019

Roaming beauty services give Japan's elderly a new lease on style

Barber and beauty care providers have started making visits to people's homes and nursing care facilities as they adapt their services to the demands of Japan's rapidly aging society. As elderly regular customers tail off their visits to beauty salons, businesses are taking their full ...

China says only it can rule on Hong Kong constitution

Asia Pacific Nov 19, 2019

China says only it can rule on Hong Kong constitution

China insisted Tuesday it held the sole authority to rule on constitutional matters in Hong Kong, as it condemned a decision by the city's high court to overturn a ban on face masks worn by pro-democracy protesters. The statement could further fan the flames in ...

WeWork says job cuts to begin 'in earnest' this week in U.S.

Business Nov 19, 2019

WeWork says job cuts to begin 'in earnest' this week in U.S.

WeWork said it will begin job cuts "in earnest" this week in the U.S., a bid by the struggling office-sharing startup to stabilize its business amid staggering losses. Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure told staff in an email Monday that the process, which will involve eliminating ...

U.S. extends license for businesses to work with Huawei by 90 days

Business / Tech Nov 19, 2019

U.S. extends license for businesses to work with Huawei by 90 days

The United States on Monday granted another 90 days for companies to cease doing business with China's telecom giant Huawei, saying this would allow service providers to continue to serve rural areas. President Donald Trump in May effectively barred Huawei from American communications networks after ...

Fate of bigeye tuna in the balance in quota confab

Business Nov 19, 2019

Fate of bigeye tuna in the balance in quota confab

The fate of big-eye tuna, over-fished and in decline, could be decided this week when fishing nations meet to set quotas after failing last year to agree on safeguard measures for the valuable food resource. Scientists warn that unless the catch is reduced, stocks of ...

Venezuela embarrasses Samurai Blue in friendly

Soccer Nov 19, 2019

Venezuela embarrasses Samurai Blue in friendly

Forward Salomon Rondon scored a hat trick before halftime as Venezuela humiliated Japan 4-1 in an international friendly on Tuesday night. Winger Yeferson Soteldo added the fourth for the South Americans before the break, while Hotaru Yamaguchi pulled a late goal back for the hosts ...

Hakuho retains top spot with win

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 19, 2019

Hakuho retains top spot with win

Yokozuna Hakuho picked up his ninth win of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday, beating rank-and-filer Aoiyama to maintain the sole lead. Hakuho (9-1) needed a few extra seconds to overcome No. 5 maegashira Aoiyama (5-5) in the final bout of Day 10 at ...

Rafael Nadal ends year as No. 1 for fifth time

Tennis Nov 19, 2019

Rafael Nadal ends year as No. 1 for fifth time

Rafael Nadal was confirmed as the year-end world No. 1 for the fifth time after the ATP released its season-closing rankings on Monday. The Spaniard did not make it beyond the group stage of last week's ATP Finals in London, but Novak Djokovic's failure to ...