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Trump watches 'incredible' sumo wrestling in Japan

27 May 2019

TOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump, on a four-day visit to Japan, spent what he said was "an incredible evening" watching the Japanese national sport of sumo on Sunday, although the visit left some wrestling fans grumbling over tight security. | Video

Trump watches 'incredible' sumo wrestling in Japan

27 May 2019

TOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump, on a four-day visit to Japan, spent what he said was "an incredible evening" watching the Japanese national sport of sumo on Sunday, although the visit left some wrestling fans grumbling over tight security. | Video

Trump watches 'incredible' sumo wrestling in Japan

27 May 2019

TOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump, on a four-day visit to Japan, spent what he said was "an incredible evening" watching the Japanese national sport of sumo on Sunday, although the visit left some wrestling fans grumbling over tight security.

Japan should assess 'tankan' before deciding to implement tax hike - PM ally

16 May 2019

TOKYO Japan should assess various economic data, including the Bank of Japan's quarterly "tankan" survey due on July 1, before deciding whether to implement an increase in the sales tax in October, a senior ruling party lawmaker close to Prime Minister Abe said on Thursday.

Banned from internet or not? Does Ghosn's tweet violate bail terms?

04 Apr 2019

TOKYO Carlos Ghosn's sudden emergence on Twitter, a day before he was re-arrested on Thursday, has raised questions about whether the former Nissan Motor boss violated the strict terms of his $9 million bail - something his lawyer has denied.

Banned from internet or not? Does Ghosn's tweet violate bail terms?

04 Apr 2019

TOKYO Carlos Ghosn's sudden emergence on Twitter, a day before he was re-arrested on Thursday, has raised questions about whether the former Nissan Motor boss violated the strict terms of his $9 million (£6.8 million) bail - something his lawyer has denied.

Vietnamese workers, streaming to Japan, face risks as labour system opens up

18 Mar 2019

TOKYO When a young Vietnamese woman found out late last year that she was pregnant after arriving in Japan on a "technical trainee" visa, she was given a stark choice: "Have an abortion or go back to Vietnam."

'Fear' and 'favour' chill newsroom at storied Japanese paper

25 Jan 2019

TOKYO Early in December, dozens of journalists and editors from the Japan Times gathered for an emergency meeting in a glass-walled conference room in their brand-new 14th floor office.

INSIGHT-Fear and favour chill newsroom at storied Japanese paper

24 Jan 2019

TOKYO, Jan 25 Early in December, dozens of journalists and editors from the Japan Times gathered for an emergency meeting in a glass-walled conference room in their brand-new 14th floor office.

Japan opens door wider to foreign blue-collar workers despite criticism

08 Dec 2018

TOKYO Japan, in a major policy shift, enacted on Saturday a law to let in more foreign, blue-collar workers to ease a labour shortage, despite criticism it was too hastily crafted and risked exposing the workers to exploitation.

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