Abe Leaning Toward Joining Tpp Free Trade Talks

Abe leaning toward joining TPP free trade talksPrime Minister Shinzo Abe appeared more positive about Japan joining talks for the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade arrangement, saying high-level negotiations could lead to exemptions that many ruling party members are demanding.

Soccer: Fc Tokyo In Talks To Acquire Japan Striker Lee

Soccer: FC Tokyo in talks to acquire Japan striker LeeFC Tokyo are in talks to acquire Japan striker Tadanari Lee from Premier League club Southampton, Takayuki Tateishi, head of team operations for the first division J-League club, said Wednesday.

"We want to decide on a striker by the end of camp (in mid-February). Lee is a candidate. He is a product of FC Tokyo's youth organization, and it's true that we are in talks," said Tateishi.

Nippon Ham To Hold More Talks With Otani

Nippon Ham to hold more talks with OtaniThe Nippon Ham Fighters said Friday they will return to the negotiating table to hold another round of talks with No. 1 draft pick Shohei Otani.

The Fighters had met with the right-hander from Hanamaki Higashi High School, who has already expressed a desire to play in the major leagues, in what was expected to be the final round of talks on Monday.

Baseball: Fighters Hold Last Round Of Talks With Otani

Baseball: Fighters hold last round of talks with OtaniThe Nippon Ham Fighters made a last-ditch entreaty Monday in their final round of talks with No. 1 draft pick Shohei Otani to join the Pacific League club.

The right-hander from Hanamaki Higashi High School has already expressed a desire to play in the major leagues directly, but the Fighters continued their push for the hard-throwing 18-year-old in a third meeting at a hotel in Oshu, Iwate Prefecture.

Jay Leno Drives, Talks Nissan Gt-rs At Engine Factory

Jay Leno Drives, Talks Nissan GT-Rs at Engine FactoryDriving in Japan at any hour can frazzle the best of international drivers, but taking the wheel of a Nissan GT-R at night on the streets of the capital city's electronics district?

No problem, says comedian Jay Leno, who capped a day of car design and heritage garage touring in Japan by taking the super car for a drive around Tokyo's Akihabara.

Sony Inafune Talks Soul Sacrifice

Inafune Talks Soul SacrificeIn the world of video game development, Keiji Inafune is a giant among men. The illustrator and former global head of production at Capcom has played a key role in the development of an astounding array of games spanning a diverse lineup of genres, everything from Mega Man to Resident Evil to Lost Planet and many more.

Soccer: Kobe In Talks To Bring In Leading Candidate Nishino As New Manager

Soccer: Kobe in talks to bring in leading candidate Nishino as new managerFormer Gamba Osaka manager Akira Nishino tops Vissel Kobe's short list to replace sacked Masahiro Wada and with negotiations already under way could be hired before the end of this month, Kobe chief of team operations Yuta Takahashi said on Thursday.

''After our game against Kashima Antlers on the 26th we have two Nabisco Cup games (on June 6 and 9) and want to make a judgment by then,'' said Takahashi.

Japan Us Preliminary Talks On Trans-pacific Fta To Begin Tues.

Japan US preliminary talks on trans-Pacific FTA to begin Tues.Japan and the United States will begin preliminary talks related to a new trans-Pacific free trade agreement next Tuesday, the Japanese government said Thursday.

The focus of the upcoming meeting will be on how Tokyo deals with U.S. calls for further opening up of Japan's vehicle and farm markets.

Japan To Join International Talks On Space Debris

Japan to join international talks on space debrisJapan will join global efforts to develop an international code of conduct for space debris.

Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba says a safe environment is deteriorating with an increasing number of space debris orbiting the Earth. He says there is a need to establish rules to avoid accidents in space.