Soccer Sep 29, 2018

Japan set to play against Venezuela

The Japan Football Association announced Friday that the men's national team will face Venezuela in a friendly on Nov. 16 in Oita. The match between Samurai Blue and the South American side will be held at the Oita Bank Dome. Venezuela, whose squad includes Torino midfielder ...

Business Dec 26, 2017

Japan to lift 17-year ban on beef imports from Uruguay

Japan is planning to lift a ban on beef imports from Uruguay next year, ending a more than 17-year embargo following the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the South American nation in 2000, according to government sources. Following on-site checks, an expert panel of the ...

Japan falls against Uruguay at U-20 World Cup

Soccer May 24, 2017

Japan falls against Uruguay at U-20 World Cup

Japan's second-round hopes at the Under-20 World Cup will rest on their final Group D game against Italy after Atsushi Uchiyama's side lost 2-0 to Uruguay on Wednesday. Nicolas Schiappacasse and Mathias Olivera scored on either side of the break for Uruguay, who booked a ...

Marijuana coming next year to Uruguay pharmacies

World / Social Issues Oct 2, 2015

Marijuana coming next year to Uruguay pharmacies

Marijuana pioneer Uruguay said on Thursday it had granted licenses to two companies to grow the plant for commercial distribution, adding that the pot should go on sale in pharmacies next year. The South American country was the world's first to legalize the cultivation and ...