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Arrest of Nissan’s Ghosn in financial probe stuns Japan

    TOKYO --- Japanese prosecutors were considering Tuesday whether to file formal charges against Nissan Motor Co.'s chairman Carlos Ghosn amid a probe into allegations he misused company assets and under-reported millions of dollars of income. The arrest of Ghosn after a whistleblower disclosed the alleged misconduct left many in Japan stunned by the downfall of a relentless cost-cutter who appears to have spent lavishly on himself. "Actually, we also have a Nissan car. So I do feel a little betrayed because he essentially was being dishonest," Noriko Handa, a housewife in her 50s, said as she walked near downtown Tokyo's Shimbashi train station. Prosecutor...Keep on reading: Arrest of Nissan’s Ghosn in financial probe stuns Japan.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 1 hr. 27 min. ago Related News

Over the moon: PGA announces new tournament in Japan

TOKYO --- The PGA Tour will hold its first official tournament in Japan. And the main sponsor of next year's event, Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, is describing it as a kind of "moonshot" for golf in his country. Maezawa should know. The founder of the Japanese fashion website Zozotown, Maezawa was announced earlier this year as the first commercial passenger to attempt a flight around the moon. "I think this will be the first PGA Tour sponsor that is going to the moon," he said through an interpreter Tuesday in announcing the tournament. "I haven't decided who I will take to the moon with me yet. I would like to talk to many people with an open mind." Japanese go...Keep on reading: Over the moon: PGA announces new tournament in Japan.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 1 hr. 27 min. ago Related News

Petron stays unscathed, extends win streak to six

Petron tightened its grip of the top spot in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Tuesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Blaze Spikers made short work of struggling Sta. Lucia, 25-9, 25-12, 25-6,  to remain on top of the heap. Mika Reyes finished with a game-high 11 points, including five aces while Ging Balse-Pabayo added 10 markers for the Blaze Spikers, who captured their sixth win in as many games. Petron had a dominant performance as it registered twice as much Sta. Lucia’s attacks (37-15) and blocks (5-0) while capitalizing on the Lady Realtors’ poor reception with 12 aces. Meanwhile, veteran Mina Aganon re-asserted her dominance as she towed the Tornadoes back to the winning track after dominating Cocolife, 25-23, 26-28, 25-21, 25-19. The Tornadoes moved to solo second spot with a 5-1 win-loss card. Foton coach Aaron Valdez said their previous loss to F2 Logistics fueled them to work harder and regain their bearings. “I think our loss to F2 Logistics made us better as a team,” said Velez, who took the helm from Rommel Abella in the off-season. “Despite the loss, the team still radiated positive energy and I did not look at it (loss) as a setback.” He added that it was a wakeup call that gave them a chance to identify their weaknesses, especially now that towering Jaja Santiago and Dindin Manabat are seeing action in the prestigious V. Premier League in Japan. “It served as a wake up call for the team for us to improve on our weaknesses,” he added. “I’m happy that my players responded although they were hesitant at first, it’s normal, but I’m really glad that they exerted effort rather than nothing.” Carla Sandoval also had 18 points while playmaker Gyzelle Sy registered 24 excellent sets for Foton in a match that lasted for two hours and 15 minutes. Filipino-American spiker Kalei Mau led the way with 21 points, 16 digs and six excellent receptions for the Asset Managers, who absorbed their fifth loss in six matches. In the night cap, Cignal walloped its sister-team Smart, 25-20, 25-20, 25-20, for a 4-3 slate. Rachel Anne Daquis and Mylene Paat registered 15 points each and combined for 24 of the HD Spikers' 41 attack points. The Giga Hitters dropped to 2-4 mark......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports6 hr. 15 min. ago Related News

High-Level PH-Japan Infra Meeting Set in Manila Wednesday

Philippine and Japanese officials will hold their sixth meeting on infrastructure and economic cooperation this Wednesday (Nov. 21) in Manila to discuss the processing of new concessional loan agreements that would provide the Duterte administration’s “Build, Build, Build” program with additional financing support from Japan, the Department of Finance (DOF) said in a statement on […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: News13 hr. 1 min. ago Related News

Japanese man arrested over fatal stabbing of Filipino ex-GF

A Japanese man was arrested earlier this November after being suspected of fatally stabbing his Filipino ex-girlfriend at a restaurant in Shizuoka Prefecture, Chbu region of Honshu. The 45-year-old man, Yasumasa Yamaguchi, reportedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend Rowena Casimiro Haga, 48 years old, on Nov. 1. As per The Japan Times on Nov. 2, the stabbing incident happened at 11:20 p.m., at a restaurant in Hamamatsu which the two used to go to. Haga was found on the floor of the restaurant with multiple stab wounds on her chest when a paramedic came to her aid. As per various reports, Haga died from her injuries. Last June, authorities issued a warning on Yamaguchi not to approa...Keep on reading: Japanese man arrested over fatal stabbing of Filipino ex-GF.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 13 hr. 48 min. ago Related News

Philippines and Japan to discuss infrastructure, economic cooperation

High-level officials from the Philippines and Japan are set to meet Wednesday in Manila to discuss the Duterte administration’s infrastructure projects which are proposed for financing assistance from Tokyo, the Department of Finance (DOF) said yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Finance17 hr. 49 min. ago Related News

Quite the contrast: Senator Manny vs Adrien Broner

By Barry Wilner, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Dressed in a sharp gray suit and tie, Manny Pacquiao looked every bit the senator he is. It was his other job, though, that he was working Monday when the eight-time champion announced a Jan. 19 defense of his WBA welterweight belt against Adrien Broner. "He's one of the top boxers out there," Pacquiao said of Broner, who attended the news conference in slightly different garb: torn jeans adorned with spangles, a T-shirt and black jacket. "Adrien Broner is a high-caliber fighter. "I have no problem to fight at 140 (pounds), it's my natural weight. I can't say I am avoiding (opponents), that is not my style. I am willing to find other fighters to fight, too, I am available to fight at 140, 147. It is 147 for this fight." Pacquiao will be 40 when he enters the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to take on the 29-year-old Broner. It will be the Filipino's 70th fight in a career that began in 1995 and has included titles in weight classes from flyweight to welterweight. He hasn't fought in the United States in two years. Referred to by his followers as Senator Manny, Pacquiao won and then lost the WBO welterweight crown following his lopsided loss to Floyd Mayweather in a May 2015 megafight. In July, he knocked out Lucas Matthysse for the WBA title, Pacquiao's first KO victory since 2009 when he stopped Miguel Cotto in the final round. His government role will be placed aside, Pacquiao claims, while he prepares for Broner. "My opponent is fast, good, and I have to work hard and train hard so the people will be happy on Jan. 19 when we give them a good fight," said Pacquiao, who flashed a mischievous smile when asked if another encounter with the currently retired Mayweather might be in the future. "I am fighting Adrien Broner," Pacquiao said, adding he was with Mayweather in Japan and mentioned that he, not Mayweather, owned a belt, so "you come challenge me." Broner views this as his chance to "become a legend." As he strutted around the stage, his words at first were respectful toward Pacquiao, whom Broner "dreamed of fighting when I was a kid." Soon, though, Broner was back to being Broner, the boastful, say-anything-character who likes talking trash as much as throwing leather. "He ain't fighting Floyd, he's fighting me," Broner said. "He's gotta get past me first. "Of course, things he's done in the game are unbelievable. I know Jan. 19 I gotta be at the top of my game. I'm gonna (mess) him up." Broner, from Cincinnati, is 33-3-1 with 24 knockouts. But he didn't win either of his most recent fights, losing a unanimous decision to Mikey Garcia, who won his 36th straight, in July last year, and then drawing with Jessie Vargas. Which means recent results indicate neither he nor Pacquiao is in his prime or close to it. Still, they are big enough names for Showtime to put the fight on pay-per-view television. Both men were asked if they are elite boxers now. Neither flinched in answering. "Yes, of course," Pacquiao insisted. "I want to fight the greatest opponents in the world and one of them is Adrien Broner. I can fight anybody." Broner shook his head and smirked when queried on his skill level these days. "I'm gonna do me; he's gotta worry about what I do," Broner said. "I know what he can do. "I got three losses, he's got (seven). He's been knocked out; we know he can go to sleep. I got the stuff to do it. I'll hit the jackpot overnight.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports18 hr. 48 min. ago Related News

Transgender offers to assist Filipino Muay Thai fighters

Thai transgender Parinya Jaroenphon said the other day she’s ready to promote Muay Thai as an ambassador in the Philippines and extended her offer to include training Filipino women in the sport where the 37-year-old celebrity was once a standout with over 70 bouts, several titles and appearances from Japan to Sweden......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 19th, 2018Related News

Philippines, Japan hold 6th infra loan meeting

Philippines, Japan hold 6th infra loan meeting.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: FinanceNov 19th, 2018Related News

US, Japan, Australia launch Asia-Pacific infrastructure financing

In an apparent attempt to counter China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Washington’s pledge to “oppose” any country that attempts to dominate the Asia-Pacific (or Indo-Pacific)........»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 19th, 2018Related News

North Korea defector soldier is general s son – Japan newspaper

North Korea defector soldier is general s son – Japan newspaper.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 19th, 2018Related News

BVR: Barbon-Eslapor, Guzman-Arbasto pairs prevail in Dumaguete

DUMAGUETE CITY -- Babylove Barbon and Genesa Eslapor scored a 21-17, 21-17 victory over Charo Soriano and Bea Tan in an early showdown of women's favorites in the Beach Volleyball Republic On Tour Monday at the Rizal Boulevard sand court here. Using their quickness and court smarts, Barbon and Eslapor of UAAP titleholder University of Santo Tomas were able to pull through against the battle-tested Perlas pair which they fashioned out in front of a huge crowd led by Dumaguete Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo. Returning to the site of their triumphant 23rd Philippine University Games championship late last month which they hope to replicate in the ninth leg of the tour, Barbon and Eslapor are installed as one of the teams to beat. Former UAAP champions KR Guzman and Krung Arbasto of Tiger Wings opened their championship bid in the men's division with a 21-19, 13-21, 15-12 win over Deanne Neil Depedro and Harold Parcia of USLS in Group B. Based on the warm reception received from the fans on opening day, Dumaguete is a cinch to one of BVR regular venues next year. "Having tournaments in Dumaguete will really boost the development of beach volleyball in this area," said Philippine University Games president Roger Banzuela during Sunday night's welcome dinner. "We like to thank Beach Volleyball Republic founders Bea (Tan) and Charo (Soriano). They have done a good job in promoting the sport in our country," the veteran USLS coach added.  In Group A, Samaa Miyagawa of Japan and Tin Lai of Hong Kong set in motion their title aspirations with a 21-9, 21-8 romp of Cebu's Dij Rodriguez and Dannah Jimenez. In other women's morning matches, Dzi Gervacio and Jen Acain, combining forces for Perlas and Air Force, turned back Dipolog's Angelina Damas and Grace Barrica, 21-16, 21-6, in Group A while Mahriz Cosain and Bianca Lizares of USLS toppec Jennymar Senares and Jennifer Cosas of Bacolod, 23-21, 21-13, in Group B.  Erjane Magdato and Alexa Polidario of UNO-R pinned Dipolog its second loss with a 21-2, 21-10 victory. Efraim Dimaculangan and Rancel Vergara of UST overcame Simon Aguillon and Ralph Savellano of Bacolod, 21-12, 28-26, in Group A. James Buytrago and Edward Camposano of National University scored a 24-22, 22-20 Group B conquest of Foundation University of Dumaguete's Jestorni Tubosa and Jayron Eltanal.  Bacolod bounced back from its first loss with a 24-22, 24-22 win over Dumaguete's Reynald Catipay and Buensuceso Sayson......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 19th, 2018Related News

England avenges Croatia WCup loss to get shot at new trophy

By Rob Harris, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Harry Kane's goalless streak was only five minutes from extending to eight games when the captain finally found the net again for England. As Ben Chilwell floated a free kick into the penalty area, Kane slid in, stretched out his right foot and nudged the ball into the Croatia net. It came four months too late to secure a place for England in the World Cup final. But the World Cup Golden Boot winner ensured England went some way to avenging the Moscow semifinal loss to Croatia by turning the tables with a 2-1 victory at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. While England advanced to the final four of the inaugural UEFA Nations League, Croatia was relegated to the second tier. Any doubts about what soccer's newest international competition means to England were dispelled in the relief and glee on Kane's face as he darted toward the crowd in celebration before being leapt on by Jesse Lingard as the Wembley crowd roared. Rarely in the 11 years since English soccer's national stadium was rebuilt has there been such tension for an international game. Not, perhaps, since the opening months when England was beaten by Croatia and denied a place at the 2008 European Championship. "I've never seen (Wembley) like this in an England shirt," the 25-year-old Kane said. "We are going to enjoy it so I hope the fans do too." For a competition that only debuted in September — to replace some largely meaningless friendlies — it has been quickly embraced in soccer's often-cynical heartland. The comeback from such a young side demonstrated a fortitude so often missing from a country that hasn't won a major title since the 1966 World Cup. "The most important thing is the connection with the fans," England coach Gareth Southgate said. "The energy that came back to the team in those difficult moments helped us get over the line." Now England has seven months to contemplate just how meaningful winning the Nations League would be in June. Portugal secured the hosting by winning its group on Saturday. Switzerland sealed the third spot on Sunday night by beating Belgium 5-2, before France or the Netherlands complete the lineup on Monday. "It's another semifinal, two wins away from winning a trophy," Kane said. "We showed that we can beat the big teams. Croatia and Spain are two of the very best in the world. So this is kind of our next step after the summer." Croatian players have said since July that they were inspired in the semifinal by what they perceived as arrogant undertones in the "Football's Coming Home" lyric in the "Three Lions" team anthem. Croatia went on to lose to France in the World Cup final. The song was played immediately after the final whistle on Sunday and even cited by Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic to congratulate England. "It's coming home," Dalic said in his only post-match comments in English. "Very soon." Fatigued after going the distance to beat Spain on Thursday, Croatia was unsettled throughout the first half by England's pace. But Croatia found its stride in the second half, taking the lead after 12 minutes after cutting through England down the right. Josip Brekalo played in Nikola Vlasic, who cut the ball across to Andrej Kramaric. Switching the ball between his feet, the midfielder twisted unchallenged before raising a shot into the roof of the net, via a deflection off Eric Dier's thigh. "We let a soft goal in," Southgate said, "and it is a real test of resilience and patience." The game turned on Southgate's double substitution in the 73rd minute that saw Jadon Sancho and Lingard enter. The impact was felt within five minutes and the set pieces that served England so well on the run to its first World Cup semifinal in 28 years proved decisive again. Joe Gomez's long throw-in was headed down by Kane through the legs of Hrvoje Millic and Lingard tapped in from close range for his second goal in two games after scoring in a 3-0 friendly win against the Unites States on Thursday. At the other end, Lingard came to England's rescue. Domagoj Vida's header had beaten goalkeeper Jordan Pickford but Lingard cleared off line. Parity was maintained but England was still facing relegation from Group A4. Only a win would secure top-tier status and with it a place in the semifinals. For the first time since the last-16 World Cup game against Colombia, and after 747 frustrating minutes, Kane found the target in an England shirt again. "Harry is the best goalscorer in the world," Southgate said. "We have huge belief in him. He is so hungry to lead the team on and further.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 19th, 2018Related News

Que ends up joint 17th, earns P1.1 million

Angelo Que failed to sustain his third round 67 and closed out with a 70, settling for joint 17th in the Dunlop Phoenix tournament won by Kodai Ichihara at the Phoenix Country Club in Miyazaki, Japan yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 18th, 2018Related News

Carpio: Duterte affirms arbitration award in recent PH-Japan declaration

President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of commitment to freedom of navigation in the disputed South China Sea in the joint Philippines-Japan declaration last week is an affirmation of the 2016 arbitration award, Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio said Sunday.   The acting chief justice, one of the leading figures in the Philippines' arbitration victory against China, lauded the President for his support to freedom of navigation and said this was the "most welcome development in resolving the South China Sea dispute."   "The statement of President Duterte upholding freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea should be the main thrust of our for...Keep on reading: Carpio: Duterte affirms arbitration award in recent PH-Japan declaration.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 18th, 2018Related News

Acting SC chief backs PH-Japan accord on SCS

Acting SC chief backs PH-Japan accord on SCS.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsNov 18th, 2018Related News

DIARIES FROM THE FIELD | The Rural Noto Region of Japan: A mosaic of life in harmony with nature

Learning from these experiences in Japan, as a future meister, much has to be done to contribute in providing solutions to the shared problems in the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems. It is a long way to go, but the Noto people are proof of it......»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsNov 18th, 2018Related News

Que cards 67, but stays 6 adrift

Angelo Que produced his best game in three days – a four-under 67 that moved him to joint 13th but still six shots off new leader Mikumu Horikawa in the penultimate round of the Dunlop Phoenix tournament at the Phoenix Country Club in Miyazaki, Japan yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 17th, 2018Related News

Que stumbles, but makes cut with even par 71

Angelo Que overcame a fumbling backside start with a strong windup as he salvaged an even par 71 to safely make it to the final two rounds of the rich Dunlop Phoenix tournament now led by Argentine Emiliano Grillo at the Phoenix Country Club in Miyazaki, Japan yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 16th, 2018Related News

Japan PM Abe visits Australia s Darwin, 75 years after WWII bombing

DARWIN, Australia – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a historic visit to Darwin on Friday, November 16, some 75 years after Japan bombed the northern Australian city, as the two countries cement ties in the face of an emergent China. Trade and closer defense relations are the centrepieces of Abe's ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 16th, 2018Related News