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Business / Financial Markets Jun 14, 2021

Dollar rises to around ¥109.70 in Tokyo

The dollar strengthened to around ¥109.70 in Tokyo trading Monday, on the back of higher U.S. interest rates. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥109.69, up from ¥109.42 at the same time Friday. The euro was at $1.2117, down from $1.2182, and at ¥132.91, ...

Airlines plan to plow billions into flying taxis

Business Jun 14, 2021

Airlines plan to plow billions into flying taxis

Flying taxis have moved a step closer to becoming a fixture buzzing across the world’s urban skyscapes after startups in the U.K. and Brazil made commercial breakthroughs and a closely watched effort was unveiled in Los Angeles. Vertical Aerospace Group, based in Bristol, England, won ...

Rainy season starts in Tokyo area seven days later than average

National Jun 14, 2021

Rainy season starts in Tokyo area seven days later than average

The rainy season in Tokyo and neighboring areas in the Kanto-Koshin region of eastern and central Japan appears to have started, seven days later than average and three days later than last year, the Meteorological Agency said Monday. Rainy days are expected to continue for ...

Pacific islanders likely found Antarctica first, study says

Asia Pacific Jun 14, 2021

Pacific islanders likely found Antarctica first, study says

Polynesian seafarers likely reached Antarctica hundreds of years before the Western explorers usually credited with discovering the frozen continent, a new study has concluded. New Zealand researchers scoured so-called "grey literature" — including oral records, historic indigenous artworks and non-academic sources — looking for links ...

Lionel Messi admits to worrying about contracting COVID-19

Soccer Jun 14, 2021

Lionel Messi admits to worrying about contracting COVID-19

Argentina striker Lionel Messi confessed on Sunday that he worries about contracting COVID-19. Messi admitted his fears a day before he kicks off another Copa America with the national side amid a spate of infections among rival teams. Players or officials from Bolivia, Colombia and ...

Rugby World Cup star Ayumu Goromaru has no regrets about retirement

Rugby Jun 14, 2021

Rugby World Cup star Ayumu Goromaru has no regrets about retirement

Former international fullback Ayumu Goromaru, one of the stars of Japan's 2015 Rugby World Cup campaign, said Monday he had "no regrets" and "felt refreshed" following his retirement from the sport. Speaking at his retirement press conference, the 35-year-old indicated he will stay involved with ...

Naomi Osaka earns spot in Tokyo Olympics

Tennis Jun 14, 2021

Naomi Osaka earns spot in Tokyo Olympics

Osaka earned her first Olympic berth for Japan on Monday with the release of the international tennis rankings used to determine automatic qualification for this summer's Tokyo Games.