Soccer: Brazil's Zico makes late tilt at FIFA presidency

October 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on Soccer: Brazil's Zico makes late tilt at FIFA presidency 

TOKYO, Oct. 26 — Brazil soccer legend and former Japan national team coach Zico told Kyodo News in an exclusive interview Monday that he believes his knowledge and experience of the game makes him the best man to clean up FIFA.

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Feature: H.K. political culture detrimental to democracy bid: Chow

September 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Feature: H.K. political culture detrimental to democracy bid: Chow 

HONG KONG, Sept. 26 — The pro-democracy occupation protest in Hong Kong last year failed to bring about apparent democratic progression because conditions were not ripe, but a mass opposition movement could recur in five years or a decade with a rapidly worsening political environment, according to a student leader.

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Japanese farmers anxious, dissatisfied before upcoming TPP talks

July 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on Japanese farmers anxious, dissatisfied before upcoming TPP talks 

TOKYO, July 27 — Japanese farmers on Monday expressed their anxiety and dissatisfaction over talks of the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade framework as the government here disclosed insufficient information on the issue that matters farmers' lives.

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Nissan expands U.S. recall over defective Takata air bag

April 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on Nissan expands U.S. recall over defective Takata air bag 

NEW YORK, April 22 — Nissan Motor Co. is expanding a recall of the 2006 Sentra compact car by 45,000 units mainly in the southern United States because of a defective air bag manufactured by the embattled Takata Corp., the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Tuesday.

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Japan's LDP lead in polls ahead of general election

December 4, 2014 by · Comments Off on Japan's LDP lead in polls ahead of general election 

TOKYO, Dec. 4 — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is leading in the latest polls that showed Thursday the party may win over 300 seats in the Dec. 14 election for the parliament's lower house.

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N. Korea's investigation panel met with ex-Red Army members

December 3, 2014 by · Comments Off on N. Korea's investigation panel met with ex-Red Army members 

TOKYO, Dec. 3 — North Korea's special committee reinvestigating Pyongyang's abductions of Japanese nationals decades ago held a meeting last month with former Red Army Faction members, who hijacked a Japan Airlines airplane in 1970 and defected to North Korea, one of the former members said Tuesday.

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