Pliskova reaches Rogers Cup quarters after Osaka retires

TORONTO (Reuters) - Karolina Pliskova continued to settle in to her new role as world number one, moving into the quarter-finals of the Rogers Cup when Japanese teenager Naomi Osaka was forced to retire with an abdominal injury on Thursday. The 19-year-old ... ( read original story ...)

Pliskova into quarters after Osaka retires

But Osaka would not be rattled, matching the lanky Czech shot-for-shot in a gripping second set then dominating the tiebreak 7-4 to level the match. During the changeover Osaka told her coach that she was feeling discomfort and was told that if the pain ... ( read original story ...)

Pliskova into Toronto quarters as Osaka retires

Toronto (Canada) (AFP) - World number one Karolina Pliskova advanced to the quarter-finals of the WTA Toronto hardcourt tournament on Thursday as opponent Naomi Osaka abandoned due to a muscle injury. After taking the first set, Czech top seed Pliskova was ... ( read original story ...)

Legoland Japan attendance deals big blow to local businesses

NAGOYA--The bricks are in place, all 10 million of them, but business proprietors near Legoland Japan here are perplexed by the low turnout of visitors spilling over from the outdoor theme park. That, they complain, is because there is insufficient ... ( read original story ...)

Japan’s June core machinery orders unexpectedly fall

Robust global demand has boosted Japanese business confidence to a three-year high in the there months to June, heightening policymakers' hopes that cautious companies will finally increase spending on plant and equipment. A sustained economic recovery ... ( read original story ...)