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For Japan's economy, worst of South Korea boycott may have passed

Business Nov 21, 2019

For Japan's economy, worst of South Korea boycott may have passed

While a South Korean consumer boycott of Japanese products continues in the wake of a prolonged dispute over wartime history and trade, economists say Japan has already seen the worst of its economic repercussions. Concerns had grown among businesses as moves to shun Japanese brands ...

Japan to require firms to clearly ban power harassment

National Nov 21, 2019

Japan to require firms to clearly ban power harassment

A subcommittee of a labor ministry panel on Wednesday gave its approval to draft guidelines on preventing power harassment in workplaces, requiring companies to clearly ban such practices. The draft, approved by the Labor Policy Council subcommittee, lists detailed examples of problematic actions, such as ...

Australian bush fires spread to Victoria state

Asia Pacific Nov 21, 2019

Australian bush fires spread to Victoria state

Firefighters battled nearly 200 bush fires across Australia on Thursday as authorities issued a Code Red alert for parts of Victoria state and Sydney was blanketed in hazardous smoke for the third consecutive day. Officials imposed a total fire ban across Victoria where temperatures were ...

Brave Blossoms to take part in parade on Dec. 11 in Tokyo

Rugby Nov 21, 2019

Brave Blossoms to take part in parade on Dec. 11 in Tokyo

The Japan Rugby Football Union said Thursday the Brave Blossoms will take part in a parade in Tokyo on Dec. 11 to express their appreciation to their fans following their successful Rugby World Cup campaign. The JRFU said it is coordinating with the 31 players ...

Hakuho pushes ahead as rival falls

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 21, 2019

Hakuho pushes ahead as rival falls

Yokozuna Hakuho extended his lead at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament with a win over Endo on Thursday as new komusubi Asanoyama suffered his third loss and fell two wins off the pace. Hakuho (11-1) blasted Endo (5-7) with his right forearm and issued a ...

JOC's Tsuyoshi Fukui to lead Japanese delegation at Tokyo 2020

Olympics Nov 21, 2019

JOC's Tsuyoshi Fukui to lead Japanese delegation at Tokyo 2020

Japanese Olympic Committee Secretary General Tsuyoshi Fukui has been tipped to take on the role of the Japanese delegation head for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, sources familiar with the matter said late Wednesday evening. According to sources, Mitsugi Ogata, head of training with the JOC, ...

Maple Leafs fire coach Mike Babcock

More Sports / Ice Hockey Nov 21, 2019

Maple Leafs fire coach Mike Babcock

The underperforming Toronto Maple Leafs fired coach Mike Babcock on Wednesday and replaced him with Sheldon Keefe. Babcock had a record of 9-10-4 this season for the struggling Leafs, who are 0-5-1 in their last six games, including five straight losses in regulation. "Over parts of ...

Jose Mourinho brings passion to task of reviving Tottenham

Soccer Nov 21, 2019

Jose Mourinho brings passion to task of reviving Tottenham

by Rob Harris

Ousted from previous jobs for fomenting friction, Jose Mourinho is returning to coaching trying to show he is rejuvenated with the smile back. Will Tottenham be getting a mellowed manager, rather than the one who stoked internal feuds at Chelsea and Manchester United? Mourinho's exile from ...

Novak Djokovic helps Serbia knock Japan out of Davis Cup

Tennis Nov 21, 2019

Novak Djokovic helps Serbia knock Japan out of Davis Cup

Japan bowed out of the Davis Cup Finals on Wednesday, going down to Serbia a day after opening its Group A campaign with a loss to France. Filip Krajinovic beat Yuichi Sugita 6-2, 6-4 in the opening singles rubber at Madrid's La Caja Magica before ...