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LDP plans tax breaks to help spread 5G networks

Business / Corporate Dec 9, 2019

LDP plans tax breaks to help spread 5G networks

The Liberal Democratic Party's tax panel is planning to give preferential tax treatment to mobile phone carriers and others to help spread fifth-generation, or 5G, high-speed wireless communications services. The party wants to allow the amount equivalent to 9 percent of related investment to be ...

Is Russia using its frozen-conflict playbook in Ukraine?

World Dec 9, 2019

Is Russia using its frozen-conflict playbook in Ukraine?

As Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's leader Volodymyr Zelenskiy meet for the first time Monday, many wonder what Moscow's long-term goal is in strife-torn eastern Ukraine. The talks, mediated by France and Germany, will focus on implementing the Minsk accords — agreements drawn up ...

Osaka's urban <i>onsen</i> drawing attention from overseas

National Dec 9, 2019

Osaka's urban onsen drawing attention from overseas

More and more onsen (hot-spring baths) have been popping up in urban areas of Osaka Prefecture, reflecting their popularity among foreign visitors hoping to experience Japanese culture and residents looking for places to relax. Both new and existing facilities at hotels and spas are fighting ...

Marinos' faith in Teruhito Nakagawa pays off

Soccer / J. League Dec 9, 2019

Marinos' faith in Teruhito Nakagawa pays off

by Dan Orlowitz

Just over five years ago, Yokohama F. Marinos showed their faith in then-22-year-old Teruhito Nakagawa when they announced they would sign the Senshu University attacker to a pro contract, less than two weeks after he had severely damaged his right knee on the pitch. Following ...

AC Milan fan stabbed in fight over players' shorts

Soccer Dec 9, 2019

AC Milan fan stabbed in fight over players' shorts

An AC Milan supporter was stabbed outside Bologna's stadium on Sunday in a fight over who had caught a players' shorts, according to media reports in Italy. The dispute broke out between the two visiting fans after Milan players threw shirts and shorts into the ...