Rui Hachimura became the first player from Japan to be selected in the first round draft of the National Basketball Association with the ninth pick by the Washington Wizards in New York on Thursday. His mother is Japanese and his father is from the West African nation of Benin.
Japan enforced a stricter law on Friday ahead of this year’s Rugby World Cup in order to clamp down on ticket scalping. Those caught reselling tickets for a profit will face up to one year in prison or a fine of up to 1 million yen, or both penalties.
A council at the Financial Services Agency estimated that an elderly couple will need at least 20 million yen assuming they live until 95 years old. It urged workers to start investing earlier to better prepare for their retirement.
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday concluded a state visit to Japan featuring a round of golf and watching sumo wrestling with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe designed to demonstrate the strength of the alliance. However, Japanese officials denied that they had agreed to reach a trade deal within months.