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A defensive player for the Nihon University Phoenixa final review for dangerous play in a May 6 football game in Tokyo.During an exhibition match against Kwansei Gakuin Univer-sity, the player made three personal fouls, including a late tackle on the quarterback, who had passed the ball at least two seconds earlier. The quarterback left the field with a knee injury. The Phoenix player was sent off after the third foul. A will decide on the official punishment. (The Japan Times)
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Coca-Cola has chosen Japan to launch its first alcoholic beverage, debuting on Monday a fizzy, lemon-flavored concoction called Lemon-Do that seeks to capitalize on the growing popularity of chūhai drinks.Although the U.S. firm dabbled in the wine business in the 1970s, this experiment is “unique” in the company’s 125-year history, Coca-Cola Japan President Jorge Garduno said.
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Meanwhile, in Beijing, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported that senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol planned to head to the United States, potentially for more talks to set up the summit. He would be the most senior North Korean official to visit the U.S. in 18 years.
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The benchmark U.S. bond yield headed toward 2.8 percent, while the yield on 10-year gilts tumbled. American equity futures retreated alongside the Stoxx Europe 600 Index. In Asia, the mood was also downbeat. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index dropped as shares of iPhone screen makers tumbled on a report that Apple Inc. is shifting to next-generation technology. The stronger yen left the Topix index of shares with a seventh straight session of declines, the longest losing streak since September 2016.
A veterans group has slammed Donald Trump’s self-congratulatory tweet Monday as the “most inappropriate” Memorial Day comment ever made by an American president.Trump boasted about unemployment rates and the economy in his tweet and said that dead veterans would be “very happy and proud” about what he considers his accomplishments. (Both the jobs numbers and the economy began markedly improving during the Obama administration.)