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Japanese government presents Go and shogi champions with national award for sweeping major titles

The government Tuesday bestowed the People’s Honor Award on two champions of the traditional Japanese board games of shogi and go, making the two men ...
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Teen phenom Fujii, 15, beats highest-ranked shogi player Habu at Tokyo tournament
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 06:15:39 +0100
Sota Fujii, Japan’s youngest professional shogi player, defeated Yoshiharu Habu, holder of one of the most prestigious shogi titles, in their first official face-off in ...
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‘Dreamless’ mice in Japan help unravel the mystery of sleep
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:44:03 +0100
A dream can sometimes stay with us all day, perhaps even longer. Other times we wake up and don’t really remember much of what we’ve ...
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Nissan and DeNA to invite 300 groups for Yokohama self-driving experiment
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:08:03 +0100
Nissan Motor Co. and mobile game-maker DeNA Co. said Friday that they will launch an autonomous-driving taxi service for a two-week experiment in Yokohama next ...
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Nissan and DeNA to launch self-driving taxi trial in Yokohama
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:08:03 +0100
Nissan Motor Co. and mobile game-maker DeNA Co. said Friday that they will launch an autonomous-driving taxi service for a two-week experiment in Yokohama next ...
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Tobacco giants, including Japan Tobacco International, dodge trial as Dutch prosecutors reject murder case
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:01:31 +0100
The Dutch public prosecutor’s office has said it won’t pursue a case against tobacco makers Philip Morris International Inc., British American Tobacco PLC, Japan Tobacco ...
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Boeing, SpaceX and Lockheed look to launch rockets from military base in Brazil: minister
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:44:44 +0100
Brazil’s defense minister said on Thursday that Boeing, Lockheed Martin, SpaceX and other U.S. aerospace companies have expressed an interest in launching rockets from its ...
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Japan’s customs authorities seized record-high 6,200 kg of smuggled gold in 2017
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:14:12 +0100
Customs authorities seized 6,236 kilograms of gold smuggled into Japan in 2017, a new one-year high, government data showed Friday.Based on the average price of ...
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Japan’s ODA white paper links aid to support for Indo-Pacific strategy
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:07:10 +0100
Japan will make good use of the aid it gives developing countries to promote its “Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy,” the government said in its ...
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With Kuroda staying at the BOJ, Japanese firms rush to issue long debt
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:59:09 +0100
Japanese companies are selling superlong bonds amid expectations that Haruhiko Kuroda’s reappointment as central bank governor will prolong easy monetary policy, even as increases in ...
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Sunday’s Tokyo Marathon will cause road closures, officials warn
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:46:45 +0100
Tokyo residents and visitors to the capital will face road closures starting early Sunday morning due to the 12th annual Tokyo Marathon.The Tokyo Marathon Foundation, ...
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Toyota boasts four of the 10 vehicles on Consumer Reports’ top auto picks for 2018
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:31:32 +0100
Toyota has four of the 10 vehicles in Consumer Reports’ annual top picks for 2018, the most of any brand.The Corolla and Camry are the ...
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Japan’s inflation rate steady at 0.9% in January due to energy costs
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:07:28 +0100
Japan’s key inflation rate remained at 0.9 percent in January on higher energy costs, almost matching market forecasts and still below the Bank of Japan’s ...
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Takata reaches settlement with 44 U.S. states over air bag probe
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:59:14 +0100
Takata Corp. has reached an agreement with 44 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., to settle allegations that the Japanese company concealed safety issues related to ...
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South Korea says approved visit by sanctioned North Korean is to pursue peace on peninsula
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:49:17 +0100
South Korea said it approved the Winter Olympic visit by a sanctioned North Korean official, blamed for the deadly 2010 sinking of a South Korean ...
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Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair for alleged invasion of privacy
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:35:26 +0100
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens remains defiant, even amid calls for impeachment or resignation, after a St. Louis grand jury indicted him for felony invasion of ...
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