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Dentsu chief admits ad giant guilty of ignoring illegal levels of overtime

3 hours 17 min ago
The president of advertising giant Dentsu Inc. on Friday admitted in court that it allowed employees to work illegal levels of overtime, leading the high-profile ...
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Dollar falls to around ¥112 in Tokyo on North Korea threat

3 hours 18 min ago
The dollar dropped to around ¥112 in Tokyo trading on Friday, dragged down by rekindled geopolitical risks over North Korea.At 5 p.m., the dollar stood ...
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Profit-taking snaps Tokyo stocks four-day winning streak

3 hours 18 min ago
Stocks snapped their four-session winning streak on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Friday, weighed down by profit-taking.The Nikkei 225 average fell 51.03 points, or 0.25 percent, ...
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Multiple issues keep Liverpool from contending

3 hours 30 min ago
Despite being only five points behind joint-leaders Manchester City and Manchester United, Jürgen Klopp knows that Liverpool will not win the Premier League title. If ...
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High school slugger Kiyomiya plans to turn pro

3 hours 35 min ago
Kotaro Kiyomiya, who holds the unofficial high school baseball record of 111 home runs, on Friday expressed his intention to turn professional.“I have decided to ...
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Nebraska football team’s woes cost AD Eichorst his job

3 hours 35 min ago
For the second time in 10 years, the University of Nebraska has ousted an athletic director during a football season that was failing to meet ...
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France mulls skipping Olympics due to North Korea crisis

3 hours 40 min ago
France will not attend the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang if the current international stand-off over North Korea’s atomic weapons program worsens and security cannot ...
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Unbeaten boxer Ward opts for retirement

3 hours 40 min ago
Andre Ward decided to end his career on top.Ward announced Thursday he is retiring from boxing because he no longer has the desire to fight, ...
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Amazon’s Twitch ready to take on Japan’s game-streaming market

3 hours 55 min ago
Amazon’s game-broadcasting and social-video company, Twitch, is stepping up efforts to expand its presence in the nation that invented Mario, Pokemon and the PlayStation.Twitch, which ...
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Justice Ministry confirms counselor’s questioning of Congo asylum seeker was inappropriate

4 hours 2 min ago
The justice minister acknowledged on Friday that a male refugee counselor asked a female asylum seeker from Congo an inappropriate question about sexual assault during ...
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Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Patriots

4 hours 10 min ago
Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had a severe case of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, researchers said on Thursday. His lawyer ...
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NHL taps into new market in China

4 hours 11 min ago
A golden dragon was held aloft on poles by skaters. Kobe Bryant appeared on video. NHL mascots gave the crowd a primer on what this ...
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Defying U.S., Iran unveils new missile during parade

4 hours 21 min ago
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has unveiled its latest ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers — about 1,250 miles— capable of reaching much of the ...
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London subway bombing could have been much worse, police chief says

4 hours 21 min ago
A home-made bomb which injured 30 when it partially detonated on a packed London train a week ago had the potential to cause much more ...
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Rams outscore rival 49ers in wild shootout

4 hours 22 min ago
Coach Sean McVay walked into the postgame news conference and immediately asked, “Anyone have a beer?”He probably wasn’t the only person who wanted a drink ...
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The safe thrills of indoor skydiving come to Kanto

4 hours 22 min ago
With the call of “Standby!” the butterflies in my stomach start to dance.Effortlessly, my instructor, Kazuki Suzuki, steps out. As I follow him, letting go ...
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Keeping land prices steady across Japan

4 hours 24 min ago
Local government coffers in rural areas continue to be battered by falling land prices.
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Japan faces a consequential decision in possible snap election

4 hours 25 min ago
When they go to the polls, voters must rationally assess the successes and shortcomings of the LDP under Abe and what they mean for Japan's ...
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Our dangerous, idiotic national conversation

4 hours 25 min ago
Cheap speech is reducing the relevance of political parties and newspapers as intermediaries between candidates and voters, which empowers demagogues.
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Extra Diet session on Sept. 28, Suga confirms

4 hours 28 min ago
The Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe formally decided Friday to convene an extraordinary Diet session next Thursday, which Abe is expected to immediately close ...
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