Japan

Japan’s top mobile carriers scrap exit fees on legacy contracts after ministry scrutiny

Japan’s top three mobile carriers stopped or will stop charging customers contract cancellation fees, with SoftBank Corp. becoming the last…

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Ruling bloc likely to keep comfortable majority in Japan election, survey shows

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party may lose seats in the House of Representatives in Sunday’s general election but retain a…

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Japan downgrades assessment of regional economies for first time in 18 months

The government on Wednesday downgraded its overall assessment of regional economies for the first time in 18 months, as a…

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Family business? Political dynasties die hard in Japan’s general election

While Prime Minister Fumio Kishida vowed to show the people that his ruling party has been “reborn,” voters will still…

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Princess Mako’s marriage a ‘warning sign’ for Japan’s imperial system

The controversial marriage of Princess Mako and her university sweetheart Kei Komuro highlights the struggle that members of the imperial…

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Japan manager Atsunori Inaba appointed as Fighters’ new GM

Atsunori Inaba, the manager of Japan’s gold-winning Olympic baseball team, has been appointed general manager of the Hokkaido Nippon Ham…

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Japanese startup targets supercar users with $700,000 hoverbike

A Japanese startup backed by soccer player Keisuke Honda hopes to persuade wealthy consumers to swap their supercar for a…

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FIFPro, leagues call for reform in wake of Super League threat

Brussels – Two key organizations in the running of European soccer on Tuesday announced a joint manifesto calling for greater…

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Shohei Ohtani receives prestigious award for historic two-way season

Houston – Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani received a special award for his two-way performance in 2021 from MLB…

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Aung San Suu Kyi defends herself during ‘show trial’ in Myanmar

More than eight months after she was detained by the military in a coup, Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader…

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