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UPDATE 1-Japan Post Holdings to sell nearly a 3rd of its Japan Post Insurance stake

Apr 04 2019

* Sale of Japan Post Insurance shares is first since 2015 IPO

Japan committee chief Takeda to resign as IOC member: Kyodo

Mar 19 2019

TOKYO Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) chief Tsunekazu Takeda, who is expected to announce plans to step down on Tuesday, is also set to resign as a member of the International Olympics Committee, Kyodo News reported.

Tokyo 2020 head says no need for Takeda to resign

Feb 01 2019

TOKYO Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda, being probed for suspected corruption, does not need to step down from his role with the Tokyo 2020 organising committee because current "reports" do not justify action, the head of Tokyo 2020 said.

Olympics-Tokyo 2020 head says no need for Takeda to resign

Feb 01 2019

TOKYO, Feb 1 Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda, being probed for suspected corruption, does not need to step down from his role with the Tokyo 2020 organising committee because current "reports" do not justify action, the head of Tokyo 2020 said.

U.S. envoy to Japan defends trade policies, say not protectionist

Nov 16 2018

TOKYO The United States ambassador to Japan defended his country's trade policies on Friday, saying they were not protectionist and were aimed at creating a more level playing field for American companies.

In Japanese film 'Sea', guilt leads to revenge after sexual assault

Oct 30 2018

TOKYO A young man suffers years of anguish after failing to stop the rape of a school girl in "Sea", a gritty film of revenge and redemption by new Japanese director Kensei Takahashi.

Efficient Pliskova proves too strong for 'tired' Osaka

Sep 23 2018

TOKYO Former world number one Karolina Pliskova utilized her big serve to full effect to ease to a 6-4 6-4 victory over home favorite and U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka in the Pan Pacific Open final in Tokyo on Sunday.

Red-hot Osaka powers past Giorgi into Tokyo final

Sep 22 2018

TOKYO U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka stormed past Italy's Camila Giorgi 6-2 6-3 on Saturday to reach the final of the Pan Pacific Open, where she will face Karolina Pliskova.

Japanese refiner Idemitsu wins family backing for Showa Shell merger

Jul 10 2018

TOKYO Japanese oil refiners Idemitsu Kosan and Showa Shell Sekiyu said on Tuesday they had agreed to merge on April 1 next year, after Idemitsu's founding family dropped its long-standing opposition to the plan.

Soccer: Japan fans celebrate as Samurai Blue reach last 16

Jun 29 2018

TOKYO Soccer fans in Japan burst into celebration after their team advanced to the World Cup knockout round despite a 1-0 loss to Poland, exchanging high-fives and hugs in relief that they had squeezed through.

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