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  • Rehabbing Tanaka ready for bullpen session

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - New York Yankees - INSIDE PITCH Masahiro Tanaka is ready to get back on the mound. The New York Yankees are still hoping to get their Japanese ace back in a big-league game for a couple starts this September, but...
  • Japan protests over Russia's military drills on disputed islands

    TOKYO Tokyo on Wednesday lodged a protest with Russia over military exercises on islands disputed between the two countries, Japan's Kyodo News agency reported. The drills on the islands of Etorofu and Kunashiri off the northern island of Hokkaido were...
  • Fed's Kocherlakota: a 'mistake' to raise rates too soon

    BRAINERD Minn. (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve should not make the mistake of exiting from its super-easy monetary policy too soon, a top Fed official said on Friday, warning of the risk of a downward drift in inflation that could choke the U.S. recovery....
  • Exclusive: Bombardier, Hitachi lead bids for Finmeccanica's rail units - sources

    Exclusive: Bombardier, Hitachi lead bids for Finmeccanica's rail units - sources
    LONDON/MILAN (Reuters) - Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier and Japanese industrial giant Hitachi are the two frontrunners to buy Finmeccanica's rail subsidiaries, several sources close to the auction process said. Italy's Finmeccanica has been...
  • As Japan marks WWII surrender, Abe avoids controversial shrine

    As Japan marks WWII surrender, Abe avoids controversial shrine
    Two Japanese Cabinet members and a group of lawmakers marked the 69th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II on Friday by visiting a Tokyo shrine that China and South Korea regard as a totem to Japan’s militarist past. But Prime...
  • Roche to offer $10 billion for rest of Chugai: Bloomberg

    (Reuters) - Roche Holding AG is in talks to buy the almost 40 percent stake in Japan's Chugai Pharmaceutical Co Ltd that it does not already own for about $10 billion, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. A spokeswoman for Roche...
  • Japan sends Hello Kitty into space

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Hello Kitty, Japan's ambassador of cute, is on a government-funded mission to space. The project to launch Sanrio Co Ltd's white cat with a pink bow into orbit is part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to promote Japan's high-tech...
  • ‘Godzilla 2’: Gareth Edwards’ sequel set to open June 8, 2018

     
    The King of All Monsters will return to theaters in 2018. Warner Bros. and Legendary on Thursday announced that “Godzilla […]...
  • New Zealand's unbeaten run - match-by-match

    WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Match capsules of New Zealand's winning streak before they seek a record 18th successive victory against Australia in their Rugby Championship on Saturday: - - 2014 Match 17 v England, June 21, Hamilton 36-13 Julian Savea...
  • Schiavone One Step From Main Draw

     Schiavone One Step From Main Draw
    NEW HAVEN — With a lack of homegrown qualifiers, the Connecticut Open will serve up international flavor this week. The qualifying field was cut from 24 to the final 12 on Saturday at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale, with none of the seven...
  • Aged Japan veterans voice concerns about military policy shift

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokuro Inokuma, a former Imperial Japanese Army soldier, got his first taste of the horrors of war in 1945 when he scrambled to gather up the scattered limbs of his fellow servicemen, blown apart by a U.S. air raid in Japan. He was 16....