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Asahi Kasei to acquire U.S. drugmaker

Business / Corporate Nov 26, 2019

Asahi Kasei to acquire U.S. drugmaker

Major chemical maker Asahi Kasei Corp. has said it will purchase Veloxis Pharmaceuticals Inc. of the U.S. by February. The acquisition price will come to some ¥143.2 billion. Through the purchase of the U.S. drugmaker, Asahi Kasei hopes to establish a business foundation in the growing ...

KDDI and Facebook to jointly develop 5G services in Japan

Business / Tech Nov 26, 2019

KDDI and Facebook to jointly develop 5G services in Japan

KDDI Corp. and social media giant Facebook Inc. will jointly develop services to be provided through a 5G network in Japan, according to informed sources. They aim to offer smartphone users a product sales system utilizing augmented reality by taking advantage of the massive data ...

Should Fukushima food be served at the Olympics?

National Nov 26, 2019

Should Fukushima food be served at the Olympics?

by Karyn Nishimura

For years, the government has sought to convince consumers that food from Fukushima is safe despite the nuclear disaster. But will it serve the prefecture's produce at the Tokyo Olympics? It's a thorny subject for the authorities. They pitched the Olympics in part as a ...

'Unfit' Uber loses London license over safety lapses

Business Nov 26, 2019

'Unfit' Uber loses London license over safety lapses

Uber was stripped of its license to carry paying passengers in London on Monday for the second time in just over two years, pending an appeal, over a "pattern of failures" on safety and security. Unauthorized drivers were able to upload their photos to others' ...

Sunwolves building roster for 2020 season

Rugby Nov 26, 2019

Sunwolves building roster for 2020 season

by Kaz Nagatsuka

As they enter their likely final season in Super Rugby, the Sunwolves revealed 15 players who will compete for the Japan-based team in Tokyo on Tuesday. All but one on the initial squad is a foreign-born player, including Georgian hooker Jaba Bregvadze, who played for ...

Kelly helps Sunrockers gain split with Alvark

Basketball / B. League Nov 26, 2019

Kelly helps Sunrockers gain split with Alvark

by Ed Odeven

The Sunrockers Shibuya avenged their series-opening defeat by downing the Alvark Tokyo 77-65 on Monday night in Tachikawa. Ex-Duke University forward Ryan Kelly led Shibuya (12-4) with a game-high 28 points. Floor leader Leo Vendrame poured in 18 points, dished out four assists and made ...

Springboks' Cheslin Kolbe earns Top 14 honor

Rugby Nov 26, 2019

Springboks' Cheslin Kolbe earns Top 14 honor

Rugby World Cup winner Cheslin Kolbe was named the Top 14's player of the season on Monday, the French League announced at a ceremony. Kolbe, 26, lifted the Webb Ellis Trophy with the Springboks earlier this month after having helped his club Toulouse to the ...