Category: Japan

Kazuyoshi Miura breaks record as J. League’s oldest player

Kawasaki – Kazuyoshi Miura entered the record books as the oldest-ever player in a J. League first-division match on Wednesday…

BOJ may keep support for pandemic-hit firms beyond March: Kuroda

The Bank of Japan will consider extending beyond the end of March its emergency support measures for companies facing financial…

Sumo experiencing extreme period of parity in final stages of Hakuho’s legendary reign

Sumo, like nature, abhors a vacuum. It’s an aspect of the sport that has resulted in Hakuho’s long goodbye causing…

Takakeisho, Shodai part of four-way tie for lead at Autumn Basho

Ozeki Takakeisho and sekiwake Shodai earned their ninth wins at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday and remain in…

Celebrating 75 years of the United Nations

NEW YORK – As the United Nations marks its 75th anniversary, the world is in turmoil. The COVID-19 pandemic has…

Coal’s last refuge crumbles with China’s renewables plan

Coal-fired power has been dying everywhere except where it poses the greatest threat. Draw a line down the world around…

It’s time for Palestinians to make their own peace plan

Palestinians are understandably furious at the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain for agreeing to normalize diplomatic relations with Israel, but…

Avoiding a ‘climate lockdown’ | The Japan Times

LONDON – As COVID-19 spread earlier this year, governments introduced lockdowns in order to prevent a public-health emergency from spinning…

Blacklisting U.S. tech would highlight China’s own weakness

Plans by China to draw up a blacklist of U.S. technology firms might sound great to hardliners as a retaliatory…

Suga and Koike agree to move forward with holding Tokyo Games

Despite growing speculation surrounding the global health risks of hosting the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games next summer, Prime…