Chiba backs out of bidding to host one of Japan's first casinos

National Jan 8, 2020

Chiba backs out of bidding to host one of Japan's first casinos

The city of Chiba said Tuesday that it will not seek to host a casino resort, citing its priority on reconstruction following natural disasters. The central government plans to open "integrated resorts" at up to three locations and Chiba was considering a bid. "Campaigning to host ...

New car sales in 2019 fell on natural disasters and tax hike

Business Jan 6, 2020

New car sales in 2019 fell on natural disasters and tax hike

New car sales fell 1.5 percent to 5.2 million units in 2019, the first decline in three years, thanks to sluggish demand following a series of natural disasters and the consumption tax hike. Sales excluding those of minicars dropped 1.9 percent for the second straight ...

Typhoon Phanfone wreaks havoc in Philippines on Christmas

Asia Pacific Dec 25, 2019

Typhoon Phanfone wreaks havoc in Philippines on Christmas

Typhoon Phanfone pummeled the central Philippines on Christmas Day, bringing a wet, miserable and terrifying holiday season to millions in the mainly Catholic nation. Tens of thousands were stranded at shuttered ports or evacuation centers at the height of the festive season on Wednesday, and ...