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Thousands of penguin chicks starve in Antarctica

Mass starvation has wiped out thousands of penguin chicks in Antarctica, with unusually thick sea ice forcing their parents to forage further for food in ...
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OECD keeps 2018 forecast on track, seeing modest but ‘synchronized’ economic growth
Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:31:14 +0100
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on Tuesday maintained its global economic growth forecast for 2018 as the expansion, though modest, becomes more “synchronized” ...
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Dollar slightly weakens to around ¥113.40 in Tokyo
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:54:27 +0100
The dollar pared early losses to stand at around ¥113.40 in late afternoon trading in Tokyo on Wednesday.At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥113.43-43, ...
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Toyota and Panasonic boost alliance to develop batteries for electric vehicles and other green cars
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:47:11 +0100
Toyota Motor Corp. and Panasonic Corp. announced Wednesday that they will strengthen their alliance for developing batteries used in environmentally friendly cars, targeting the market ...
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Osaka city assembly urges central government to pressure San Francisco to remove ‘comfort women’ memorial
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:27:05 +0100
The Osaka city assembly has called on the central government to pressure San Francisco to remove a statue to wartime “comfort women” — a euphemism ...
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Hackers may have stolen the personal data of 80,000 people associated with Osaka University
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:26:35 +0100
Osaka University said Wednesday that personal data of around 80,000 students, graduates, staff, former workers and others may have been stolen by hackers.Data pertaining to ...
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Probe into maglev bid obstruction at Obayashi Corp. extends to two more firms
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:00:11 +0100
Prosecutors questioned executives from Shimizu Corp. and Taisei Corp. on a voluntary basis following alleged bidding obstruction by Obayashi Corp. in connection with the maglev ...
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Ishigaki package tour has couples scaling cliffs and diving into the sea before tying the knot
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:48:39 +0100
A unique package tour on Okinawa’s Ishigaki Island for soon-to-be-married couples is creating a buzz.The Ishigaki Municipal Government and travel agency H.I.S. Co. have teamed ...
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Toshiba and Western Digital reach settlement to end legal battle over chip unit sale
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:18:14 +0100
Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday it has reached a settlement with U.S. joint venture partner Western Digital Corp. over the sale of its chip unit, ending ...
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Universal health coverage forum kicks off in Tokyo
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:15:22 +0100
A two-day international forum on achieving universal health coverage — by which all the world’s people can receive quality health services without suffering financial hardship ...
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Nikkei falls further on Roy Moore’s loss in U.S. Senate race
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:01:45 +0100
The benchmark Nikkei average lost further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, affected adversely by the U.S. Republican Party’s failure to win a Senate ...
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South Korea considers cryptocurrency tax as global regulators grapple with ‘speculative mania’
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:40:44 +0100
South Korea said on Wednesday it may tax capital gains from cryptocurrency trading as global regulators worry about a bubble, with Australia’s central bank chief ...
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Japan’s Shiseido moving U.S. headquarters to renovated New York City tower
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:16:18 +0100
Japanese cosmetics giant Shiseido Co. plans to move its U.S. headquarters to 390 Madison Ave., a midtown Manhattan office tower that has been renovated down ...
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Shinkansen halted in Nagoya after oil leak and cracked frame found
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:09:19 +0100
West Japan Railway Co. (JR West) reported what is the first recorded “serious incident,” a designation in the transport ministry’s accident-classification system introduced in 2001, ...
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U.S., EU and Japan vow to combat market distortion in thinly veiled swipe at Chinese trade practices
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:08:33 +0100
The United States, European Union and Japan have vowed to work together to fight market-distorting trade practices and policies that have fueled excess production capacity, ...
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Under Putin, Russia increases clout in the Middle East
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:43:58 +0100
When Russia launched a military campaign in Syria two years ago, President Vladimir Putin sought to save his ally from imminent collapse and break Russia’s ...
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