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South Korea pivots from atomic energy

New South Korean President Moon Jae-in vowed Monday to scrap all plans to build new nuclear reactors, as he seeks to steer Asia’s fourth-largest economy ...
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Princess Mako and boyfriend Kei Komuro to publicly announce their engagement on Sept. 3
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:53:25 +0200
Princess Mako, the eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, and her longtime boyfriend, Kei Komuro, will meet the press together on Sept. 3 for the announcement ...
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Ex-Nomura salesman exiled in Chicago goes hostile at tiny Japan firms
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:11:57 +0200
From downtown Chicago, a former Nomura Holdings Inc. salesman is taking activist investing to Japan’s smaller listed firms, betting that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s corporate ...
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South Korean court again orders Mitsubishi Heavy to compensate former forced laborers
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 07:28:47 +0200
A South Korean court has for the second time in a week ordered Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. to pay compensation to Korean victims of wartime ...
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Family of Zeria worker who killed himself during training program sues for ¥100 million
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 10:21:58 +0200
The family of a 22-year-old Zeria Pharmaceutical Co. worker who took his own life during a training program has filed a lawsuit with the Tokyo ...
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Baby gray whale gets up close, personal with Southern California beach crowd
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 03:03:10 +0200
Southern California beachgoers have gotten up close and personal with a baby whale.A gray whale about 15 to 18 feet long cruised into Dana Point ...
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Brazil’s da Silva launches unlikely bid to retake presidency
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:50:19 +0200
Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has never taken the easy path but Thursday the onetime shoeshine boy turned political giant embarked on ...
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Confederate monuments to stay at Gettysburg battlefield
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:49:45 +0200
Officials with the National Park Service said the Confederate monuments at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania will not be removed from the battlefield.Katie Lawhon, ...
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The real revolution in North Korea is rise of consumer culture
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:41:56 +0200
Like all North Korean adults, Song Un Pyol wears the faces of leader Kim Jong Un’s father and grandfather pinned neatly to her left lapel, ...
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DNA test data may not alter a person’s health habits
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:28:00 +0200
If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, would you work to stay healthy?The scientific evidence says: Don’t bet on ...
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Fashion rentals make sense for moms on the go, often with kids in tow
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:11:17 +0200
As a mother of three working full time, buying my own clothes is among the last things on my to-do list.But when I do go ...
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Japan Coast Guard in need of skilled recruits to boost ranks of traffic controllers
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:10:14 +0200
Japan Coast Guard members may be best known for their heroic rescue work after shipwrecks and other maritime accidents featured in the popular movie series ...
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Japan’s budding fashion rental services proving popular with working women and moms
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:51:03 +0200
Satoshi Amanuma recalls his wife standing in front of her closet full of clothes before they went out, muttering she had nothing to wear.“She had ...
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Packaging firm Rengo focuses on innovations in cardboard to drive corporate efficiency
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:50:45 +0200
Cardboard box makers in Japan are coming up with innovative designs to ameliorate corporate labor shortages and to improve delivery efficiency.Market leader Rengo Co. is ...
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Saudi coalition blamed for half of child casualties in Yemen’s conflict
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:48:50 +0200
A Saudi Arabia-led military coalition was responsible for an “unacceptably high” 51 percent of child deaths and injuries in Yemen last year, according to a ...
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Clue to fate of ancient Mesa Verde cliff dwellers may lie in turkey bones
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:45:10 +0200
Researchers have found a new clue into the mysterious exodus of ancient cliff-dwelling people from the Mesa Verde area of Colorado more than 700 years ...
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