Category: National

Koike to step down as Hope party president

The party elected Lower House lawmaker Yuichiro Tamaki as co-leader last week. Koike met Tamaki on Monday and entrusted him with appointing new leadership for the party. On Tuesday, the governor told the party’s lawmakers in both chambers of the Diet she will resign as president and leave party affairs to the new leadership. Koike

Sumo Yokozuna Harumafuji suspected of assault

Rank-and-file wrestler Takanoiwa is sitting out of the current 15-day Grand Sumo Tournament that began last Sunday in Fukuoka, western Japan. He submitted a doctor’s report on Monday recommending 2 weeks of treatment for a fractured skull, concussion and other injuries. Several sumo association sources are saying that Harumafuji struck Takanoiwa’s head with a beer

Abe-Li meeting sign of improving Japan-China ties

MANILA – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang were set to further commit their countries to improving relations in their talks in Manila on Monday. Their meeting comes on the heels of talks between Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Vietnam on

Uber board truce paves way for SoftBank investment that could be worth $10 billion

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK – Uber Technologies Inc.’s warring board members have struck a peace deal which allows a multibillion-dollar investment by SoftBank Group Corp. to proceed, resolving a legal battle between former Chief Executive Travis Kalanick and a prominent shareholder. Venture capital firm Benchmark, an early investor with a board seat in the ride-services company,