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44 articles published


Examining the cold hard facts of dependency

National / Media | BIG IN JAPAN Feb 8, 2020

Examining the cold hard facts of dependency

by Michael Hoffman

Everybody's hooked on something. What's life without its little pleasures? Mere struggle for survival. Smokers crave nicotine, coffee-drinkers caffeine, gamers games. The pursuit of happiness takes many forms. Society approves of most, frowns on others. Some it bans outright. One Golden Week morning in 2016, ...

Half of Uniqlo, Muji stores closing in virus-hit China

Business / Corporate Feb 8, 2020

Half of Uniqlo, Muji stores closing in virus-hit China

Retailers are expanding outlet suspensions in China amid the unfolding coronavirus crisis, with about half of the Uniqlo apparel and Muji household goods stores there being shut. Fast Retailing Co. has closed about 370 of its 750 Uniqlo outlets in China, up from about 160 ...

Levanga cruise past Mikawa in high-scoring contest

Basketball / B. League Feb 8, 2020

Levanga cruise past Mikawa in high-scoring contest

by Ed Odeven

The Levanga Hokkaido offensive clicked on Saturday afternoon against the visiting SeaHorses Mikawa. Kennedy Meeks and Markeith Cummings combined for 56 points and Hokkaido increased its scoring output in every quarter en route to a 97-84 triumph in Sapporo. The Levanga (13-23) trailed 18-16 after one ...