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TOKYO | Global shares mixed following Wall Street losses

TOKYO — Shares are higher in early European trading after a downbeat day in Asia. Benchmarks in Germany and France rose Thursday while shares in Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong declined. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX added 0.3 percent to 12,200.93 and in France the CAC 40 advanced 0.4 percent to 5,326.27. Britain’s FTSE 100 climbed … Continue reading TOKYO | Global shares mixed following Wall Street losses

TOKYO | Asian stocks slide as investors fret over China’s economy

TOKYO  — Asian shares fell Thursday after deepening worries about global economic growth, particularly in China, set off a rout on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index fell 0.2 percent to 22,158.75 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong lost 0.6 percent to 27,155.66. The Shanghai Composite index sank 0.9 percent to 2,699.60. … Continue reading TOKYO | Asian stocks slide as investors fret over China’s economy

TOKYO | Japanese emperor tries to make amends for his father’s war

TOKYO— For his last time, Japan’s Emperor Akihito addressed a memorial service Wednesday marking the end of World War II. Once again, he expressed “deep remorse” for the war. It was in keeping with what by all appearances has become a mission for Akihito over his 30-year reign: to make amends for a war fought … Continue reading TOKYO | Japanese emperor tries to make amends for his father’s war

TOKYO | Pan Pacs: Ledecky, Dressel get wins; Ikee pleases home fans

TOKYO — For Americans Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel, Saturday was a better day at the Pan Pacific Championships after unexpected losses earlier at the four-day meet. The Pan Pacs are the biggest meet of the year for countries bordering the Pacific, and a dry run for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Ledecky, the Olympic and … Continue reading TOKYO | Pan Pacs: Ledecky, Dressel get wins; Ikee pleases home fans

TOKYO | Ruck wins 200 at Pan Pacific, Ledecky gets 3rd

TOKYO  — Taylor Ruck almost psyched herself out before the race even started. Knowing she was swimming against five-time Olympic champion Katie Ledecky in the 200-meter freestyle on Thursday at the Pan Pacific Championships, the Canadian had to calm herself down as she readied to dive into the pool. “It’s the name, I guess, because … Continue reading TOKYO | Ruck wins 200 at Pan Pacific, Ledecky gets 3rd

TOKYO | Suzuki, Mazda, Yamaha admit using fake vehicle emission data

TOKYO  — Japanese automakers Suzuki Motor Corp., Mazda Motor Corp. and Yamaha Motor Co. have admitted using falsified emissions data to inspect their new vehicles after the government ordered the industry to review its procedures. Japan’s transport ministry said Thursday the three automakers admitted conducting improper inspections after 23 Japanese auto and motorbike manufacturers were … Continue reading TOKYO | Suzuki, Mazda, Yamaha admit using fake vehicle emission data

TOKYO | Japan med school confirms altering scores to limit women

TOKYO  — A Tokyo medical school apologized Tuesday after an internal investigation confirmed that it systematically altered entrance exam scores for years to limit the number of female students and ensure more men became doctors. Tokyo Medical University manipulated all entrance exam results starting in 2000 or even earlier, according to findings released Tuesday by … Continue reading TOKYO | Japan med school confirms altering scores to limit women

TOKYO | Japan med school confirms altering scores to keep out women

TOKYO — A Tokyo medical school has confirmed after an internal investigation that it systematically altered entrance exam scores for years to keep out female applicants and ensure more men became doctors. Tokyo Medical University manipulated all entrance tests results since 2000 or even earlier. The findings released Tuesday by lawyers involved in the internal … Continue reading TOKYO | Japan med school confirms altering scores to keep out women