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The Disney store in Times Square, New York, on Oct. 29
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 9, 2023
Disney tops earnings forecasts as Iger sets 'building' phase
Disney now says it is on track to achieve $7.5 billion in annualized savings
ESPN, the sports TV unit of Walt Disney, is licensing its brand to casino operator Penn Entertainment, further deepening the media giant’s ties to online gambling.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 9, 2023
ESPN inks long-term deal with casino operator Penn Entertainment
The move to license its brand for sports betting deepens the media giant’s ties to the growing online gambling business.
Japan Times
Sep 4, 2022
Serena Williams in the broadcast booth? The ball is in her court
Industry officials say the former world No. 1 and 23-time Grand Slam winner would be welcomed with open arms were she to take on a commentary role after she retires.
Japan Times
Nov 14, 2019
Brazil antitrust regulator to reassess Disney-Fox deal because divestiture has yet to happen
Brazil's antitrust regulator said on Wednesday it will reassess Walt Disney Co's (DIS.N) $71 billion purchase of Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA.O) because the divestiture requested by the regulator as a condition for the merger of U.S. media companies has not happened yet.
Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming
Jul 21, 2019
Eating king Kobayashi bites back in new documentary
Takeru Kobayashi, the 'godfather of competitive eating' recounts how he devoured the American dream, until it chewed him up and spat him out again.
Japan Times
Mar 14, 2019
Kei Nishikori and Yuzuru Hanyu named to ESPN's list of 100 most famous athletes
Kei Nishikori and Yuzuru Hanyu were the only two Japanese athletes named Wednesday to ESPN's 2019 World Fame 100, the network's fourth annual list of the most famous athletes on the planet.
Japan Times
Sep 4, 2018
Nike launching ad campaign featuring scorned ex-quarterback Colin Kaepernick: reports
Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who sparked controversy by kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice, will be the face of a Nike Inc. ad campaign for the 30th anniversary of its "Just Do It" motto, according to ESPN on Monday.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Apr 17, 2018
Orser says Hanyu is greatest ever
"I have to say, he is the greatest of all time. That's for sure."
Japan Times
Mar 27, 2018
ESPN playing it for laughs with list
It's beyond comprehension how ESPN The Magazine could omit Michael Phelps from its new list dubbed the "Dominant 20" athletes of the past 20 years.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Dec 19, 2017
ESPN President John Skipper resigns to deal with substance addiction
Walt Disney Co.'s John Skipper resigned on Monday as president of ESPN, the company's most important network, due to a problem with addiction.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 15, 2017
Disney buying Fox film and TV units for $52 billion in digital push amid Netflix and Amazon surge
Walt Disney Co has struck a deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. for $52.4 billion in stock, giving the world's largest entertainment company an arsenal of shows and movies to combat growing digital rivals Netflix Inc. and Amazon.com...
Japan Times
Jul 29, 2017
Documentary on former hoop star Neumann's life provides a cautionary tale
Hoop aficionados from Harlem to Hokkaido can appreciate the details of a good global basketball odyssey.
CULTURE / Film / Wide Angle
Mar 15, 2017
Looking back on the 'trial of the century'
Everywhere you look these days, it feels like it's just Trump, Trump and even more Trump. It's worth taking a moment to recall that 23 years ago many people were just as sick of O.J. Simpson when the amiable American football star-turned-TV/movie celebrity became the main suspect in the brutal murder...
Jan 6, 2015
Dish to unveil $20-a-month streaming-TV service with ESPN, TNT
Dish Network Corp. plans to unveil the first major online television service from a cable or satellite company, a $20-a-month set of 12 channels that targets U.S. customers who don't want to pay for larger, more expensive TV packages.


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