Tobacco-fighting president of Uruguay, Tabare Vazquez, has lung cancer

World Aug 24, 2019

Tobacco-fighting president of Uruguay, Tabare Vazquez, has lung cancer

Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez, a physician who has campaigned against the influence of big tobacco companies, is being treated for a malignant lung tumor, his office said Friday. Vazquez, a 79-year-old oncologist in his second term as president, announced a week earlier that the tumor ...

Japan drawn with two-time champion Chile for Copa America

Soccer Jan 25, 2019

Japan drawn with two-time champion Chile for Copa America

Japan has been drawn with two-time defending champion Chile, Uruguay and Ecuador in Group C for this year's Copa America in Brazil, the South American Football Confederation announced Thursday. The Samurai Blue, currently ranked 50th by FIFA, will open their campaign against No. 13 Chile ...

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 ...