Japan trounces Uzbekistan in friendly

More Sports Mar 31, 2015

Japan trounces Uzbekistan in friendly

by Andrew McKirdy

Japan turned on the style to sweep Uzbekistan aside 5-1 on Tuesday night and give new manager Vahid Halilhodzic the perfect start with two wins out of two. Midfielder Toshihiro Aoyama blasted Japan into a sixth-minute lead with a long-range strike at Ajinomoto Stadium, before ...

Uzbek president asks Putin to help fight radical Islam in Central Asia

World Dec 11, 2014

Uzbek president asks Putin to help fight radical Islam in Central Asia

Uzbekistan urged Russia on Wednesday to help protect Central Asia against what it said would be a rising threat from militant Islam as U.S. forces draw down their numbers in Afghanistan. President Islam Karimov said Central Asia, a resource-rich and mainly Muslim region nestled between ...

National / Crime & Legal Oct 1, 2014

Consultants plead guilty to bribing Asian officials over ODA

The former president of a Tokyo-based consulting firm and two others connected with the company pleaded guilty on Wednesday to bribing officials in Vietnam, Indonesia and Uzbekistan to gain favor for Japanese-funded railway projects in those countries. Tamio Kakinuma, 65, and the others, former executive ...

National Jul 6, 2013

Japan, Uzbekistan to conduct joint uranium exploration

Japan and Uzbekistan will conduct joint exploration for uranium in the Central Asian country in the hope of securing stable supplies with an eye to restarting Japan's nuclear power plants, industry ministry officials announced. A deal will be struck Monday between the government-run Japan Oil, ...