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Regional banks’ merger dilemma

The Japan Times - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 02:58
Regional banks pursuing mergers to ensure their survival should also scrutinize their operations to find areas where they can improve their performances.

China and the North Korean nuclear challenge

The Japan Times - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 02:57
Japan and South Korea have managed to live for years with the reality of vulnerability to North Korea's nukes. There is no reason why the ...

For the sake of productivity, put a woman in charge

The Japan Times - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 02:56
A shift from long hours to efficient, goal-oriented work is exactly the right medicine for white-collar Japan

Ishikawa shifts focus to next season, securing PGA Tour card

The Japan Times - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 02:52
Ryo Ishikawa said Wednesday that winning the season-ending Wyndham Championship is not a realistic season-ending goal.Instead, he simply wants to prepare to battle his way ...

Dodgers stage ninth-inning rally in dramatic triumph over White Sox

The Japan Times - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 02:38
Yu Darvish gave up three homers in his home debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers and missed out on a chance at a ninth win.The ...

Working cancer patients face pay cuts, mounting medical bills, lack of awareness, study shows

The Japan Times - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 02:24
Medical advances are enabling more cancer patients to return to work after treatment, but not without difficulties. Many face pay cuts and struggle to cover ...

Back to bomb shelters? North Korea threats revive nuke fears

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 02:09
For some baby boomers, North Korea's nuclear advances prompt flashbacks to a time when they were young, and when they prayed each night that they might awaken the next morning. For their children, the North Korean crisis is a taste of what the Cold War was like.

Dunford: War would be ‘horrific’ but N. Korea nukes ‘unimaginable’

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 01:55
A military solution to the North Korean missile threat would be "horrific" but allowing Pyongyang to develop the capability to launch a nuclear attack on the United States is "unimaginable," the top U.S. military officer said Thursday in Beijing.

NPO looks to set up LGBT hospitality venue during 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The Japan Times - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 01:35
A Japanese nonprofit group is preparing to set up a hospitality venue for LGBT athletes and fans during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics to ...

Trump’s crisis over response to hate groups spurs talk of White House departures

The Japan Times - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 01:24
U.S. President Donald Trump’s turnabout on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, has rocked his administration, leading to rising speculation that some top officials may be ...

‘Gleason’ documentary explores the spirit of a family battling ALS

The Japan Times - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 01:23
In 2006, professional football player Steve Gleason made one of the most dramatic plays in NFL history when he blocked a punt that led his ...

Breakthrough reported in treating peanut allergy

The Japan Times - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 01:20
Australian researchers have reported a major breakthrough in the relief of deadly peanut allergy with the discovery of a long-lasting treatment they say offers hope ...

Nuclear issues aren’t a problem for Hiroshima’s punk acts — politics are

The Japan Times - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 01:16
“Adults are stupid,” says Shinji Okoda, who is better known in Hiroshima as “Guy,” the vocalist for hardcore punk band Origin of M and owner ...

Journeyman Hamilton gives Bambitious boost in frontcourt

The Japan Times - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 01:16
The Bambitious Nara’s recent signing of Gary Hamilton signals the team’s serious commitment to winning.Vying for supremacy in the B. League’s second division will be ...

Real Madrid polishes off Barcelona sans Ronaldo, captures Spanish Super Cup

The Japan Times - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 00:40
Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-0 to complete a 5-1 victory on aggregate in the Spanish Super Cup on Wednesday, dominating its fiercest rival without the ...

Lowly algae key to rise of complex life, study says

The Japan Times - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 00:25
For nearly 3 billion years, the evolution of life on Earth remained mostly stalled at the single-cell stage, yielding a watery world teeming with bacteria.But ...

Top League returns with new format

The Japan Times - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 00:19
The new Japan Rugby Top League season kicks off Friday with five games being played across the country.Defending champion Suntory Sungoliath open their campaign against ...

Japan-US joint exercise opened to media

Japan News - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 23:44
Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force and US Marines have opened their joint exercises in Hokkaido, northern Japan, to the media. (NHK)

Princess Mako announcement expected Sept. 3

Japan News - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 23:40
The Imperial Household Agency said on Thursday it will announce the informal engagement of Princess Mako, a granddaughter of the Emperor and Empress, to former university classmate Kei Komuro on Sept. 3. (the-japan-news.com)

Giant tortoise that fled zoo found 140 meters away

Japan News - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 23:39
A giant tortoise that made a break from a Japanese zoo has been found safe and sound two weeks after it escaped -- just 140 meters from the park. (Japan Today)