Manchester United is a long way from winning the English Premier League again but is back on top of another table — as soccer’s biggest moneymaker. For the first time since 2005, Manchester United overtook Real Madrid in top spot in the soccer finance rankings compiled by accountancy firm Deloitte even as it sits sixth […]
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The SeaHorses Mikawa clung to a one-point in the closing seconds of overtime against the visiting Osaka Evessa on Thursday night. Mikawa escaped with an 84-83 triumph after Osaka’s Shota Konno and Takuya Hashimoto both missed jump shots in the final 9 seconds of OT. Former NBA forward J.R. Sakuragi led the SeaHorses (22-6) with […]
The number of new condominiums put up for sale in the greater Tokyo area in 2016 fell 11.6 percent from a year earlier to 35,772 units, marking the lowest level since 1992, just after the burst of Japan’s bubble economy, a private think tank said Thursday. The supply drop, comprising the capital and the three […]
Two Japanese men and a Thai woman were arrested Thursday for allegedly forcing seven Cambodian women to work in hostess bars in Gunma Prefecture last year, police said. Hostess bar operator Hisao Watanabe, 44, and another Japanese suspect have admitted to violating the immigration law, while the Thai woman has denied the allegation, according to […]
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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Thursday agreed to continue watching the South Korean government’s response to Tokyo’s concerns over a recently installed “comfort women” statue before sending recalled ambassador Yasumasa Nagamine back to Seoul. Last week the government temporarily recalled the ambassador in protest against the statue’s installation by a […]
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