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Motor racing - Shy Sato braces for spotlight after Indy 500 win

INDIANAPOLIS Fernando Alonso hogged the spotlight all month at the Brickyard but on Sunday Takuma Sato was the headliner as the first Japanese to win the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing".

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Western Digital may join Japan-KKR group for Toshiba chip unit bid - sources 11:56am BST

TOKYO Western Digital Corp may join a consortium of Japanese government money and KKR & Co LP to bid for Toshiba Corp's chip unit, backing away from an earlier demand for an immediate majority stake, two sources familiar with the matter said.

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Ono overlooked as four set for Japan debuts in June tests 11:38am BST

Japan coach Jamie Joseph has named four uncapped players in his 33-man squad for June tests against Romania and Ireland, while veteran lock Hitoshi Ono was overlooked due to a lack of match sharpness.

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Western Digital may join Japan-KKR group for Toshiba chip unit bid: sources 11:30am BST

TOKYO Western Digital Corp may join a consortium of Japanese government money and KKR & Co LP to bid for Toshiba Corp's chip unit, backing away from an earlier demand for an immediate majority stake, two sources familiar with the matter said.

Rugby-Ono overlooked as four set for Japan debuts in June tests 11:09am BST

May 29 Japan coach Jamie Joseph has named four uncapped players in his 33-man squad for June tests against Romania and Ireland, while veteran lock Hitoshi Ono was overlooked due to a lack of match sharpness.

Tennis-Try, try again in Paris for Japan's Sugita 10:55am BST

PARIS, May 29 The motto 'if at first you don't succeed' might have been coined for Japan's Yuichi Sugita, who after a battling French Open main draw debut on Sunday finds himself close to reaching the second round of a grand slam for the first time.

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