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Lee Jung-hoo delivers game-winning triple in sixth inning as South Korea nips Taiwan

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:54
Lee Jung-Hoo’s father may be a one of Korean baseball’s former stars, but the 19-year-old is making a name for himself as a player in ...
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Lebanon’s Hariri set to leave Saudi Arabia for France to defuse hostage allegations

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 22:53
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri was on Friday preparing to leave Saudi Arabia for France — a move aimed at defusing political turmoil sparked by ...
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Anti-corruption campaign in Saudi brings hope to businessmen

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 22:49
Lebanon-based businessmen who lost enterprises through dealings with members of Saudi Arabia’s royal family and others in the kingdom are closely watching a new campaign ...
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Marc Trasolini’s all-around spark leads Levanga past Alvark

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 22:37
Veteran forward/center Marc Trasolini’s banner performance ignited the Levanga Hokkaido offense in an 81-76 triumph over the Alvark Tokyo on Friday evening.The Santa Clara University ...
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No further misconduct found at Kobe Steel plant making aluminum for MRJ

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 22:34
The transport ministry said Friday its inspection of a Kobe Steel Ltd. plant in Mie Prefecture found no further evidence of misconduct in addition to ...
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Elderly Japanese ex-cons reoffending faster than young criminals

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 22:33
Elderly criminals in Japan are more likely to be sent back to jail than younger ex-cons, a government report said Friday, with aging crooks increasingly ...
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Tottori police question Harumafuji in Tokyo over alleged assault

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 22:31
Police questioned sumo grand champion Harumafuji on a voluntary basis Friday over allegations that he assaulted a lower-ranked wrestler in October, investigative sources said.The 33-year-old ...
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Nissan cites poor communication in safety check malpractice, acknowledged to have started as early as 1979

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 21:48
Nissan Motor chief Hiroto Saikawa blames a lack of communication between workers and managers as a root cause of its decades of improper vehicle checks.
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U.S. Ambassador William Hagerty touts Trump’s Japan visit as a success

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 21:22
U.S. Ambassador to Japan William Hagerty said Friday that President Donald Trump’s first visit to Tokyo earlier this month was a big success, especially in ...
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Dollar slips to around ¥112.50 in Tokyo on Trump-Russia allegations

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 21:00
The dollar weakened to around ¥112.50 in Tokyo trading on Friday, dragged down by rekindled worries over the Russia-linked allegations surrounding U.S. President Donald Trump.At ...
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Tokyo stocks advance further on overseas market rally

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:57
Stocks gained further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Friday, supported by an overnight rebound in U.S. and European equities.The Nikkei 225 rose 45.68 ...
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World champions Ryoichi Taguchi, Hiroto Kyoguchi to defend titles on New Year’s Eve

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:55
Ryoichi Taguchi will defend his WBA light flyweight title for the seventh time in a fight on New Year’s Eve against IBF champion Milan Melindo, ...
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Tighthead prop Koo Ji-won set to earn first cap for Japan against Tonga

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:32
Japan heads into Saturday’s game with Tonga at Stade Ernest Wallon with a side that shows five changes and two positional switches from the team ...
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Hakuho seizes sole lead after sixth day in Fukuoka

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:08
Yokozuna Hakuho improved to 6-0 on Friday, when he seized the sole lead after six days of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament.A day after his ...
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A standard approach to fiscal reconstruction

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 19:30
If it's really serious about rehabilitating its fiscal conditions, Japan should first get over deflation, even by expanding fiscal spending — and it still has ...
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Wanted: Domestic demand-driven growth

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 19:29
Consumer-led economic growth will remain elusive as long as corporations enjoying record profits hesitate to give substantial wage hikes.
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Why Japan’s low birth rate makes economic sense

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 19:29
Japan's shrinking population may present a hidden advantage to navigating this century's artificial intelligence revolution.
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Big Ben leads Steelers in rout

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 18:59
Another uninspiring half in the books in a season littered with them for a team that expects to play deep into January and beyond, Ben ...
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10 first-timers among NPB’s Best Nine Award selections

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 18:59
Nine players were named their league’s best at their position for the first time on Friday, when NPB announced the results of the Central and ...
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Dreary choice for people of Asia: Xi or Trump

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 18:57
It’s hard to take issue with Chas Freeman, the former American diplomat who, in the past, has asked intelligent questions about his country’s often questionable ...
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