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Kisenosato remains among New Year leaders at 3-0

January 10, 2017

TOKYO– Veteran ozeki Kisenosato remained in the lead along with a pair of yokozuna on Tuesday, the third day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho, looking to win his first grand sumo tournament since last May, stayed perfect

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Japan’s former Foreign Minister Komura cancels Iran visit

January 10, 2017

TOKYO– Japan’s former Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura canceled his trip to Iran following the death of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the government said Monday. Komura, who is currently vice president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, was slated

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Toyota to invest $10 bil. in U.S. over 5 years

January 10, 2017

DETROIT, USA– Toyota Motor Corp. will spend $10 billion in U.S. capital investments over the next five years, President Akio Toyoda announced Monday, under an arrangement the automaker says predates U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s threat to penalize it for plans

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Foreign tourists to Japan reach record high 24 mil. in 2016

January 10, 2017

TOKYO– The number of foreign tourists to Japan reached a record high 24.04 million in 2016, up 22 percent from the previous year and topping 20 million for the first time, the tourism minister said Tuesday. The pace of increase,

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Abe meets envoy returning from Seoul over “comfort women” statue row

January 10, 2017

TOKYO– Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Tuesday with Japan’s ambassador to South Korea after the envoy’s recall home in protest at the installation of a statue in Busan dedicated to “comfort women” who were forced to work in Japan’s wartime

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FEATURE: Shared living trends changing in Japan in response to residents’ needs

January 9, 2017

TOKYO– The face of share house living is changing in Japan as operators are stepping up efforts to meet a variety of needs among residents. A two-story share house in a residential area in the western Tokyo city of Chofu allows

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Giant killer Mitakeumi downs yokozuna Harumafuji

January 9, 2017

TOKYO– Yokozuna Harumafuji became the first big name to fall at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday, suffering an upset second-day loss to No. 1 maegashira Mitakeumi. A day after knocking off ozeki Goeido, Mitakeumi got the better of

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Golf: Matsuyama runner-up behind Thomas at Tournament of Champions

January 9, 2017

KAPALUA, Hawaii– Japan’s world No. 6 Hideki Matsuyama shot a 3-under 70 on Sunday to finish second at the SBS Tournament of Champions, three strokes behind Justin Thomas of the Unites States. Matsuyama started the final round two strokes off the

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