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Japan, U.S. report progress on trade talks, though Tokyo stands tough on rice

TOKYO - Japan and the United States reported progress in top-level trade talks on Sunday that could pave the way for a broader trans-Pacific trade deal, although Tokyo cautioned that a bilateral accord was unlikely in time for a summit next week.

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Japan's ANA Holdings to buy stake in Skymark Airlines 18 Apr 2015

TOKYO - Japan's biggest airline, ANA Holdings Inc , will buy a stake of less than 20 percent in Skymark Airlines Inc as part of a rescue plan for the bankrupt domestic budget carrier, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Japan's ANA Holdings to buy stake in Skymark Airlines 18 Apr 2015

TOKYO, April 18 - Japan's biggest airline, ANA Holdings Inc, will buy a stake of less than 20 percent in Skymark Airlines Inc as part of a rescue plan for the bankrupt domestic budget carrier, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Sloppy Japan beat hosts Korea in Asia Championship opener 18 Apr 2015

- Japan beat South Korea 56-30 in the inaugural Asia Rugby Championship at Incheon on Saturday but their bonus-point win failed to impress coach Eddie Jones who criticised his team's "rubbish" performance.

Rugby-Sloppy Japan beat hosts Korea in Asia Championship opener 18 Apr 2015

April 18 - Japan beat South Korea 56-30 in the inaugural Asia Rugby Championship at Incheon on Saturday but their bonus-point win failed to impress coach Eddie Jones who criticised his team's "rubbish" performance.

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Grilled: Lexus seeks design edge over premium rivals 18 Apr 2015

BEIJING - Big may be beautiful, but Toyota Motor Corp's global design chief is betting that edgy is the way to go for the Japanese automaker's premium Lexus brand, specifically its signature 'spindle grille' design.