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Private country club must equalize membership rules to host Olympic golf competition: IOC

Private country club must equalize membership rules to host Olympic golf competition: IOC

Private country club must equalize membership rules to host Olympic golf competition: IOC Kasumigaseki Country Club will be stripped of hosting the Tokyo 2020 Olympic golf tournament if it does…

Japan's factory output down in red flag for economy

Japan’s factory output down in red flag for economy

Japan’s factory output down in red flag for economy TOKYO — Japan’s factory output unexpectedly slipped 0.8% in January, the first fall in six months and the latest red flag…

U.S., S Korea and Japan look to turn screws on Pyongyang

U.S., S Korea and Japan look to turn screws on Pyongyang

U.S., S Korea and Japan look to turn screws on Pyongyang WASHINGTON — Senior U.S., South Korean and Japanese officials met on Monday to discuss how better to enforce international…

How a Trump tariff could sideswipe U.S. auto industry

Trump’s new immigration order will affect celebrities who plan to visit U.S.

Trump’s new immigration order will affect celebrities who plan to visit U.S. WASHINGTON/LONDON – U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration clampdown, covering anyone at all from seven Muslim-majority countries, has affected…

Abe to keep putting highest priority on economy in 2017

2020 goal for fixing Japan’s finances a tall order

2020 goal for fixing Japan’s finances a tall order Japan’s goal to restore its fiscal health, the worst among developed countries, is still far off amid prospects for tepid economic…

Japan, U.S. eye Abe-Trump talks around Feb 10

Japan, U.S. eye Abe-Trump talks around Feb 10

Japan, U.S. eye Abe-Trump talks around Feb 10 TOKYO — The Japanese and U.S. governments are arranging a summit between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Donald Trump in Washington…

Think tank expert says Japan should lead in TPP renegotiations without U.S. participation

Japan left talking to wall after Trump dumps TPP

Japan left talking to wall after Trump dumps TPP TOKYO — Japan, the largest economy signed up to the Trans-Pacific Partnership after the United States, could only repeat its platitudes…

How a Trump tariff could sideswipe U.S. auto industry

How a Trump tariff could sideswipe U.S. auto industry

How a Trump tariff could sideswipe U.S. auto industry The threat from President Donald Trump to tax Mexican-made cars sold in the U.S. would throw the auto industry into disarray,…

Trump's stance on TPP complicates Japan's trade, growth options

Trump’s stance on TPP complicates Japan’s trade, growth options

Trump’s stance on TPP complicates Japan’s trade, growth options TOKYO — U.S. President Donald Trump’s resolve to kill the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal has knocked out a pillar of Japan’s…

Tokyo bus operator adds free-to-use USB chargers for tech-loving passengers

Tokyo bus operator adds free-to-use USB chargers for tech-loving passengers TOKYO — Trains in Japan get plenty of media attention, whether for their high-speed convenience, luxurious appointments, or kindhearted strangers….