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38 articles published


Business / Corporate Mar 11, 2020

Honda partially resumes production in virus-hit Wuhan

Honda Motor Co. said Wednesday it has partially resumed four-wheel vehicle production in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak, after obtaining permission from local authorities. With the resumption in Wuhan, Honda has now put all of its production ...

Nine years on, monuments in Tohoku pass on lessons and memories from 3/11

National Mar 11, 2020

Nine years on, monuments in Tohoku pass on lessons and memories from 3/11

The public, industry and academic sectors in four northeastern prefectures hit by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami are collaborating on a project to highlight disaster-related monuments and remains across the region. Dubbed the "3.11 Densho Road," the initiative aims to link disaster-related sites across ...

Global mask shortage may get much worse

World / Science & Health Mar 11, 2020

Global mask shortage may get much worse

Michael Einhorn's medical supply company may run out of masks against the new coronavirus in two weeks unless the Chinese manufacturer of his equipment resumes production this week. "We're having to make tough decisions every day on who gets masks and who doesn't," said Einhorn, ...

Former yokozuna Onokuni now acts as JSA's public face

Sumo Mar 11, 2020

Former yokozuna Onokuni now acts as JSA's public face

by John Gunning

Shibatayama stablemaster is one of the more visible members of the Japan Sumo Association's board of directors. As head of the public relations department, he is the one who announces many major decisions to the press and, along with Chairman Hakkaku, is the person most ...

Hakuho victorious on 35th birthday

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 11, 2020

Hakuho victorious on 35th birthday

Yokozuna Hakuho celebrated his 35th birthday with a win over rank-and-filer Okinoumi on Wednesday, maintaining his perfect record at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament being held without spectators for the first time in the sport's history. In the day's penultimate bout at Edion Arena Osaka, ...