Japanese Prince Hisahito (C) visits Ise Jingu shrine in the Mie Prefecture city of Ise on Oct. 1, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

The following is the latest list of selected news summaries by Kyodo News.


174 killed in crowd stampede during soccer match riot in Indonesia

JAKARTA - At least 174 people were killed in a crowd stampede following the eruption of violence at a soccer match in Indonesia's East Java Province, Emil Dardak, the province's vice governor, said Sunday.

The death toll from Saturday's incident, one of the world's deadliest riots to take place at a soccer match, may increase further, according to police.


No. of Japan firms levied pro forma tax down 33% from peak level

TOKYO - Japanese local authorities levied pro forma standard tax on around 20,000 companies in fiscal 2020, around a third less than the peak in fiscal 2006, government data showed Sunday.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, which compiled the data, believes that a significant number of firms may have reduced their capital to under 100 million yen ($691,000), a threshold for imposition of the tax, to evade it, officials said.


Baseball: Shohei Ohtani signs 1-year, $30 million deal with Angels

ANAHEIM, California - The Los Angeles Angels have signed two-way Japanese star Shohei Ohtani to a one-year contract worth $30 million for the 2023 season, the club said Saturday.

It sets a record for a player in his third year of arbitration, surpassing the $27 million Mookie Betts received before the 2020 season, according to the Angels' official website.


Ex-lawmaker Takemura, key figure in building non-LDP coalition, dies

TOKYO - Masayoshi Takemura, a former senior Japanese lawmaker who played a key role in building a new but short-lived government after the Liberal Democratic Party lost power in 1993, has died of kidney failure, according to people close to him. He was 88.

Takemura served as chief Cabinet secretary for Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa, who launched the non-LDP coalition government in August 1993 that briefly ended the LDP's dominance of power since 1955.


Japan, U.S., Australia to strengthen defense ties amid China threat

HONOLULU - Japan, the United States and Australia will deepen their coordination over security strategy, their defense ministers said Saturday, apparently reflecting wariness over China's growing maritime assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific region.

During their talks in Hawaii, the ministers also "strongly condemned" China's ballistic missile launches across the Taiwan Strait in August after U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan, the Japanese Defense Ministry said.


Tennis: Nishioka takes 2nd ATP Tour title at Korea Open

SEOUL - Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka claimed his second ATP Tour title Sunday with a 6-4, 7-6(5) victory over Canada's Denis Shapovalov in the singles final of the Korea Open tennis championships.

The left-handed Nishioka, ranked 56th in the world, became only the second Japanese man to win multiple tournaments on the tour after Kei Nishikori, who has won 12 titles.