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NEW YORK | From Osaka to umpires, what we learned during wild US Open

NEW YORK — Naomi Osaka began the U.S. Open having never made it past the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament and seeded 20th. She also arrived with big goals. “It would be really sad if I kept playing for years and my biggest goal was to get to the quarters of a Slam,” … Continue reading NEW YORK | From Osaka to umpires, what we learned during wild US Open

TOKYO  | Didi, SoftBank set up taxi-hailing joint venture in Japan

TOKYO  — Chinese mobile service giant Didi Chuxing and Tokyo-based SoftBank Corp. have set up a joint venture for taxi-hailing in Japan. The companies announced the plan Thursday for a service that uses artificial intelligence and data analysis on a technology platform available for free to all taxi companies in Japan. The service will roll … Continue reading TOKYO  | Didi, SoftBank set up taxi-hailing joint venture in Japan

Serena Williams loses in 1st round at Miami Open to Osaka

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla/March 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The match ended with Serena Williams grinning at the net. She saved the worst shot for last in a rare first-round defeat and had to laugh. Still rusty in her return from pregnancy, Williams was unable to overcome a tough opening draw at the Miami Open and lost Wednesday … Continue reading Serena Williams loses in 1st round at Miami Open to Osaka

Japan Maglev contractors raided in bid rigging probe

TOKYO /December 19, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —Prosecutors have raided the headquarters of several of Japan’s biggest construction companies in an investigation into alleged collusion on bids for a multibillion dollar high-speed maglev train line. News reports Tuesday showed investigators from the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office heading into the headquarters of Taisei Corp. and Obayashi Corp., … Continue reading Japan Maglev contractors raided in bid rigging probe