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Tokyo commuters bound for Olympic crowd crush as Japan Inc rules out work from home

12:11am GMT

TOKYO When Emi Tanimura failed to find a daycare slot for her new-born daughter, she had to take a radical step for Japan to avoid a long time away from her job at communications firm Sunny Side Up . She started working from home.

Renault, Nissan say alliance not headed for break-up

14 Jan 2020

TOKYO/PARIS Shares in Renault recovered some lost ground on Tuesday after the French carmaker and its Japanese partner Nissan Motor rejected media reports that their alliance was in danger of being dissolved. | Video

'Flawed, biased': Ghosn lawyers blast Nissan before news conference

08 Jan 2020

TOKYO Fugitive ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn's lawyers opened fire on the car maker on Wednesday, hours before he was scheduled to hold a highly anticipated news conference, accusing it of using a "flawed, biased" internal probe to engineer his arrest.

SoftBank's Yahoo Japan in merger talks with Line, shares jump

14 Nov 2019

TOKYO SoftBank's Yahoo Japan is in talks to merge with messaging app operator Line Corp to create a $27 billion tech giant and help the Japanese conglomerate expand e-commerce and payments services. | Video

Olympics: Tokyo governor gives reluctant consent to marathon venue move

01 Nov 2019

TOKYO Sapporo was formally approved on Friday as host of the marathon events at next year's Summer Olympics with the reluctant consent of Tokyo's governor, ending a showdown between the Japanese capital and the IOC over where to stage the flagship event. | Video

RPT-UPDATE 1-Olympics-Tokyo, IOC still at loggerheads over marathon move

30 Oct 2019

TOKYO, Oct 30 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday it wants Tokyo to understand the reasons why it is switching the 2020 Games marathon to the northern city of Sapporo, a decision that has infuriated the capital's governor Yuriko Koike.

Japan trade minister resigns amid melon donations scandal

25 Oct 2019

TOKYO Japanese Trade Minister Isshu Sugawara resigned on Friday, following accusations of election law violations just a month after taking up the key post charged with handling a trade dispute with neighbouring South Korea.

Kimono runway show lights up Tokyo fashion week

15 Oct 2019

TOKYO Rock met kimonos as Tokyo kicked off its fashion week with a dazzling runway show that put a modern twist on the traditional Japanese garment. | Video

Rugby-Japan fans jubilant over first trip to knockout stage

13 Oct 2019

TOKYO, Oct 13 Japanese rugby fans erupted in celebration on Sunday after their team advanced to the knockout stage of the World Cup for the first time with a convincing victory over a determined Scotland.

China row threatens to upstage league's return to Japan

09 Oct 2019

SAITAMA, Japan The NBA returned to Japan for the first time in 16 years on Tuesday, with pre season action between the Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors - but it was the league's growing crisis in neighboring China that demanded much of the attention. | Video

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