Fans stoked for start of Rugby World Cup

Rugby Sep 20, 2019

Fans stoked for start of Rugby World Cup

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Hours before Friday night's Rugby World Cup opening game between Japan and Russia at Tokyo Stadium, tons of fans donned red and white Brave Blossoms replica jerseys. And, of course, that number became greater and greater as the festivities drew closer to kickoff. Hiroshi Moriyama was ...

Farm minister admits taking ¥200,000 from poultry lobbyist

National Jun 28, 2016

Farm minister admits taking ¥200,000 from poultry lobbyist

Agriculture minister Hiroshi Moriyama admitted Tuesday receiving ¥200,000 in cash last year from the head of an industry body while holding a key position in the Liberal Democratic Party on negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership but before he joined the Cabinet. Moriyama said he has ...

Business Oct 18, 2015

Farm chief eyes promotional blitz to brace for TPP

Hiroshi Moriyama, minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, said Sunday the government will consider a new program to promote domestic farm products under the landmark free trade accord involving Japan, the United States and 10 other Pacific Rim countries. Under the plan, contributions will be ...