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Spain players celebrate with the trophy after winning the World Cup in Sydney on Sunday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 22, 2023
Success of Women's World Cup can't hide financial gap with men
The 2023 World Cup buoyed hopes that the women's game can start to bridge the yawning financial gap.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 3, 2023
Architects of Northern Ireland peace see hope beyond Brexit deadlock
One source of the current political crisis is the sense that Brexit and its fallout have upset some of the balance of the 1998 deal.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 30, 2022
U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss rejects criticism of financial policy after market rout
The recently appointed leader broke her silence Thursday after nearly a week of financial market chaos triggered by her government's push for huge tax cuts.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 19, 2022
Leaders and monarchs gather for final farewell to Queen Elizabeth
Hundreds of thousands of people lined up to file past the casket of Britain's longest-reigning monarch at London's historic Westminster Hall during her lying-in-state.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 2, 2022
Britain's incoming Prime Minister faces an '80s playlist: Recession, unrest and runaway prices
If Truss beats former finance minister Rishi Sunak in an election to lead the ruling Conservative Party and becomes prime minister, she will face similar strife to 1980s Britain.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 1, 2022
Made in Britain: Broken supply lines drive manufacturing back home
After two years of global supply-chain disruption, manufacturers around Birmingham say they are inundated with orders, helped by clients bringing some production back home.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 3, 2022
Beaming Queen Elizabeth waves to jubilee crowds, but will miss Friday service
The 96-year-old monarch appeared alongside her family, but the palace later said she had experienced a recurrence of mobility problems and some discomfort.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music / OBITUARY
Aug 25, 2021
Charlie Watts, Rolling Stones' beat maker for almost six decades, dies at 80
Music's biggest legends remember Charlie Watts, who provided the heartbeat for the Rolling Stones in terms of both music and spirit.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 20, 2021
Every second counts as startups race to deliver fresh food
Investors have placed a bet that demand for convenience will drive the next transformation in food retail and help crack the vice-like grip of the big supermarket stores.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 26, 2020
'It'll be carnage': British companies dread a Brexit border breakdown
Even the government has said 7,000 trucks could be held in 100-kilometer queues in Kent, south-east England, if companies do not prepare.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Mar 26, 2019
Shakespeare's birthplace of Stratford mirrors a 'scepter'd isle' riven by Brexit discontent
In William Shakespeare's ancient birthplace, discontent over Brexit runs even deeper than three years ago when this "scepter'd isle" shocked the world by voting to leave the European Union.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Jul 4, 2018
With stunts and viral videos, more brands turn to social media 'influencer' marketing
This spring, Pernod Ricard SA's Malibu Rum paid American singer Nick Jonas to host a competition in Vietnam that began with 33 Instagram stars battling to catch fake pineapples while flying off a giant waterslide into the sea.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 20, 2018
U.K. investigates Facebook over data breach as it plans raid of Cambridge Analytica
Britain is investigating whether Facebook did enough to protect data after a whistleblower said a London-based political consultancy hired by Donald Trump improperly accessed information on 50 million Facebook users to sway public opinion.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 16, 2017
U.K.'s Boris Johnson reignites leadership speculation with Brexit plans
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson set out his plans for a "glorious" Brexit on Saturday that angered colleagues and reignited speculation he would challenge Prime Minister Theresa May for the leadership of the Conservative party.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 31, 2016
Security concerns prompt May to delay nuclear plant deal reached with China under Cameron
Prime Minister Theresa May was concerned about the security implications of a planned Chinese investment in the new Hinkley Point nuclear plant and intervened personally to delay the project, a former colleague and a source said Saturday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 24, 2015
Nikkei snaps up London's Financial Times for $1.3 billion
Japanese media group Nikkei has agreed to buy the Financial Times from Britain's Pearson for $1.3 billion, putting one of the world's premier business newspapers in the hands of a company influential at home but little known outside Japan.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 16, 2015
In British election, leaders' odd tastes bring relish
In an election that will shape the destiny of the United Kingdom, anguish over how to eat bacon sandwiches and hot dogs has brought a note of absurdity to the battle for Downing Street.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 21, 2014
After Scottish vote, U.K. faces monumental shift in governance — and all that comes with it
When 3.6 million Scots voted Thursday on whether to leave or stay within the United Kingdom, they were answering one simple question: Should Scotland be an independent country?

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world