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Asian shares mixed amid uncertainties on Brexit, China trade

Oct. 21, 2019 1:52 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Monday amid uncertainties about Britain's exit from the European Union and the ongoing trade conflict between the U.S. and China. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained nearly 0.3% in afternoon trading to 22,555.14. South Korea's Kospi picked up 0.2% to 2,064.27, while...

Asian shares mixed amid uncertainties on Brexit, China trade

Oct. 21, 2019 1:41 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Monday amid uncertainties about Britain's exit from the European Union and the ongoing trade conflict between the U.S. and China. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained nearly 0.3% in early trading to 22,548.07. South Korea's Kospi picked up 0.2% to 2,065.68, while Hong...

Japan exports fall for 10th straight month in September

Oct. 21, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports fell for a 10th straight month in September amid weak demand in China, South Korea and other Asian markets, the government said Monday. The data showed a deepening impact from trade tensions between the U.S. and China and between Japan and neighboring South Korea. The Finance...

Woods returning after fifth surgical procedure on left knee

Oct. 20, 2019 11:52 PM EDT

INZAI CITY, Japan (AP) — Tiger Woods is returning from another surgical procedure on his left knee — his fifth on the same problem spot. "Unfortunately, I've been down this road with my knee before," Woods said Monday. "This is my fifth operation on it. I understand what it takes to come back from...

Thomas wins again at CJ Cup in South Korea

Oct. 20, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — Justin Thomas pulled away from Danny Lee in the final hour and closed with a 5-under 67 on Sunday to win the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges for the second time in two years. Thomas won for the 11th time on the PGA Tour and the second time in his last four starts. He was one shot...

South Africa grinds down Japan 26-3 to reach the Rugby World Cup semifinals against Wales

Oct. 20, 2019 8:20 AM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — South Africa grinds down Japan 26-3 to reach the Rugby World Cup semifinals against Wales.

Defending champion New Zealand beats Ireland 46-14 to set up Rugby World Cup semifinal against England

Oct. 19, 2019 8:15 AM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Defending champion New Zealand beats Ireland 46-14 to set up Rugby World Cup semifinal against England.

Japan's team takes on South Africa in World Cup knockout

Oct. 19, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Before each match, Michael Leitch and his Japan squad have left the field in a battle-like formation after their warmup, each man in widening ranks behind the captain and with his right hand gripping the shoulder of the teammate in front. After each match, the entire squad has lined up to take...

England beats Australia 40-16 to reach Rugby World Cup semifinals

Oct. 19, 2019 5:07 AM EDT
OITA, Japan (AP) — England beats Australia 40-16 to reach Rugby World Cup semifinals.

Japan to send own force, won't join US coalition for Mideast

Oct. 18, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government said Friday it has decided not to join a U.S. coalition to protect commercial vessels in the Middle East but is preparing to send its own force to ensure the safe shipment of oil to Japan. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said that Japan will keep cooperating closely...