Jan. 21, 2017

Abe Celebrates Trump's Inauguration as U.S. President

Tokyo, Jan. 20 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent Donald Trump a message celebrating his inauguration as new president of the United States in Washington on Friday.

2016 Japan Convenience Store Sales Up for 2nd Straight Year

Tokyo, Jan. 20 (Jiji Press)--Convenience store sales in Japan in 2016 increased 0.5 pct from the previous year to 9,632.8 billion yen on a same-store basis, up for the second consecutive year, an industry group said Friday.

HEADLINES

POLITICS
Japan's Kishida, in Diet Speech, Shows Hope to Build Close Ties with Trump Govt
ECONOMY
Japan OKs Taxis with Starting Fare of 410 Yen for First 1.052km in Part of Tokyo
SPORTS
Sumo: Kisenosato at 12-1 to Keep Solo Lead at New Year Tournament; Hakuho 11-2
OTHER
Knife-Wielding Man Unconscious after Being Shot by Police in Kanagawa Pref.