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Wawrinka and Tsonga humbled in Japan

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TOKYO - Tatsuma Ito and Michal Przysiezny claimed the biggest wins of their careers at the Japan Open on Tuesday when the local wildcard knocked out top seed Stan Wawrinka and the Polish qualifier saved match points to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Sport, Japan 3:48pm BST

UPDATE 2-Tennis-Wawrinka and Tsonga humbled in Japan

TOKYO, Sept 30 - Tatsuma Ito and Michal Przysiezny claimed the biggest wins of their careers at the Japan Open on Tuesday when the local wildcard knocked out top seed Stan Wawrinka and the Polish qualifier saved match points to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Tennis, Japan 3:42pm BST

North Korea proposes Japan abduction talks in Pyongyang

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TOKYO - North Korea has told Japan it would not pass on findings from an investigation into the fate of Japanese people abducted by North Koran agents and proposed that Japan sends representatives for talks, Japan's prime minister said on Tuesday.

World, Japan 3:02pm BST

Japan art market boosted by Abenomics after years in the doldrums

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TOKYO - Just a decade ago, a lithograph by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama sold for several hundred dollars at best. But now her pieces, some just the size of a magazine, can fetch as much as $74,000 (45,664 pounds).

Entertainment, Japan 1:53pm BST

Japan art market boosted by Abenomics after years in the doldrums

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TOKYO - Just a decade ago, a lithograph by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama sold for several hundred dollars at best. But now her pieces, some just the size of a magazine, can fetch as much as $74,000.

1:39pm BST

Rugby-Japan boss Jones wants White to return consultancy help

TOKYO, Sept 30 - Japan boss Eddie Jones is open to employing World Cup-winning coach Jake White on a consultancy basis if the Asian Five Nations winners can afford the South African.

Rugby Union, Japan 12:58pm BST

Sumitomo Corp shares slump most in 18 years after profit forecast slashed

TOKYO - Sumitomo Corp shares slumped the most in 18 years after Japan's fifth-biggest trading house by sales slashed its annual profit forecast by 96 percent due to massive losses on a U.S. shale project and sharp declines in iron ore and coal prices.

Business, Japan 11:10am BST

SoftBank considers stake in Legendary Pictures: report

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TOKYO - Japan's SoftBank Corp has been in talks to take a minority stake in privately held movie studio Legendary Pictures, entertainment trade publication The Hollywood Reporter reported on Tuesday.

Deals, Japan 10:26am BST

SoftBank considers stake in Legendary Pictures -report

TOKYO, Sept 30 - Japan's SoftBank Corp has been in talks to take a minority stake in privately held movie studio Legendary Pictures, entertainment trade publication The Hollywood Reporter reported on Tuesday.

SoftBank, DreamWorks Animation talks have cooled: sources

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- SoftBank Corp's talks to acquire Hollywood studio DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc have cooled, a SoftBank source and banking sources in Japan said.

Deals, Japan 9:56am BST