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The dollar strengthened to around ¥112.50 in Tokyo trading late Thursday, reflecting a rise in U.S. long-term interest rates. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood... [Read More]
Stocks turned higher on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Thursday, backed by an overnight rise in U.S. equities. The 225-issue Nikkei average climbed 89.89 poin... [Read More]
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Chris Paul is heading to Houston to join James Harden, giving the Rockets two All-Stars in the backcourt to lead their chase for a championship.... [Read More]
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Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry is set to test his golf game against the pros. The Web.com Tour said Wednesday that Curry, coming off his... [Read More]
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Prosecutors charged a former senior police commander with manslaughter Wednesday in the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster that left 96 people dead —... [Read More]
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Discussions over the introduction of a "Japanese version of the NCAA" to oversee this country's collegiate sports have prompted positive and negative react... [Read More]
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A third of the nation's listed companies held their annual shareholders meetings on the peak day Thursday, but the ratio was the lowest ever amid... [Read More]
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Sony Corp. said Thursday it will resume production of vinyl records for the first time in three decades this fiscal year as the format sees... [Read More]
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More than 30 percent of women in Japan are worried about how they will be viewed by their bosses as well as by colleagues at... [Read More]
Anticipating a serious accommodation shortage in the 2020 Olympics, the government is exploring using luxury cruise ships as floating hotels, government of... [Read More]
Smoker Takumi Itou is an example of how much Japan Tobacco Inc. needs to catch up, as international rivals gain ground in the battle to... [Read More]
Apple Inc.'s iPhone is enjoying enduring popularity in Japan, 10 years since the U.S. technology giant revolutionized the global smartphone market by launc... [Read More]
A twin-propeller plane made a belly landing Thursday at Nagasaki airport due to mechanical trouble, causing a brief runway closure and the cancellation of... [Read More]
Nissan Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. raised domestic output in May while Toyota Motor Corp., the nation's largest automaker by volume, reduced output, year... [Read More]
Dismayed at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's inaction, the opposition camp on Thursday repeated its petition to his Cabinet to call an extraordinary Diet sessio... [Read More]
Japan and China on Thursday started a two-day senior official consultation in Fukuoka on maritime affairs, where they are expected to discuss ways to avoid... [Read More]
Former education minister Hakubun Shimomura denied a report Thursday alleging that he received ¥2 million in undeclared donations from scandal-tainted scho... [Read More]
Sota Fujii, a 14-year-old prodigy, has lit the shogi world on fire. [Read More]
A House panel approved a bill Wednesday to revive the mothballed nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain, while also moving forward with a separate... [Read More]
Phil Jackson wanted to trade Carmelo Anthony and wouldn't rule out dealing Kristaps Porzingis. Turns out, Jackson is the one leaving. Jackson is out as... [Read More]
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