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The expansion of the use of mobile phones is making it easier to access the Internet and buy products from anywhere 24 hours a day. Yamato is the largest express parcel delivery service in Japan and stands to benefit the most from that. While it will take a long time to recoup the costs, building them near Haneda airport was the right choice.

Hiroaki Mochida, an analyst at Marusan Securities Co in Tokyo. Express delivery company Yamato has built a Y140 billion warehouse next to Tokyo's Haneda airport to cope with a surge of orders from Amazon and… Read

South Korea's and Japan's obsessive focus on Dokdo (called Takeshima in Japan) is the result of the strategic myopia permitted by the U.S. alliance. As long as the U.S. is around to insure them both against each other and their neighborhood, Korea and Japan waste a lot of time sniping at each other instead of focusing on what really matters -- North Korea and China.

Robert Kelly, who teaches international relations at Pusan National University in South Korea. (Bloomberg) Read

The extended use of interpreters by Japanese players (some, for their entire careers) needs to be looked at closely and a pragmatic policy put in place by the league to manage a situation that will only grow as more players from around the world, particularly from Japan, try to make it in the majors. A league-wide policy that limits the number of years an interpreter can be used by each international player to four years should be considered.

APG Sports writer Kaz Nagatsuka, criticizing the over-reliance on interpreters by Japanese baseball players in the U.S. Major Leagues. Read

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