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Lawsuit over student’s dyed hair confronts outdated thinking
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 15:04:11 +0100
A Japanese public high school has come under fire for its strict policy regarding the color of its students’ hair.An 18-year-old teen filed a lawsuit ...
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Abe and Xi, acknowledging political successes at home, agree to push for better bilateral ties
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 15:02:51 +0100
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping, each benefiting from political victories at home, agree to pursue further efforts to improve bilateral ties.
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Only if it serves the state: North Korea’s online experience
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 15:00:05 +0100
Ever so cautiously, North Korea is going online.Doctors can consult via live online video conferencing, and lectures at prestigious Kim Il Sung University are streamed ...
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Japanese enthusiasm for organ donation hovers at 40% in latest government survey
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 14:48:31 +0100
About 40 percent of the public is positive about organ donation when it comes to brain death or death by cardiac arrest, a government survey ...
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On the quest for the holy grail for as long as we live
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 14:46:27 +0100
Is death inevitable? True, everyone born before Aug. 4, 1900, has proved mortal (the world’s oldest-known living person, a Japanese woman named Nabi Tajima, was ...
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When teenage girls text like middle-aged men
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 14:42:45 +0100
On Nov. 8, the #おじさんLINE hashtag topped Japan Trending rankings on Twitter. The hashtag refers to the manner in which ojisan (middle-aged men) text other ...
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Fuji TV’s wishful thinking is food for thought
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 14:40:59 +0100
Since 1987, Fuji TV has owned Monday night, specifically the 9 to 10 p.m. time slot, when it broadcasts fluffy romantic drama series starring the ...
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Department stores among nine firms to be fined over alleged bid-rigging involving Japan Railway uniforms
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 14:02:03 +0100
The Fair Trade Commission plans to fine nine companies about ¥45 million in total over suspected bid-rigging for uniforms delivered to East Japan Railway Co. ...
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North Korea brands Trump a ‘warmonger’ who ‘begged for nuclear war’
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 13:34:21 +0100
North Korea unleashed a verbal onslaught at U.S. leader Donald Trump on Saturday, blasting him as “a warmonger” who “begged for a nuclear war,” in ...
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‘Love’-dependent Japanese and French villages form sister-city ties
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 13:04:26 +0100
A Japanese village and a French village, each relying on “love” to boost their economy, formed a sister-city relationship during a signing ceremony in Paris ...
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TPP 11 forge ahead with renamed trade pact after close call
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 11:38:27 +0100
The TPP 11 agree to pursue a trans-Pacific free trade deal without the U.S. after surviving a close call caused by Canadian objections to pressure.
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Trans-Pacific trade pact move forward as holdouts narrow down their objections
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 10:25:22 +0100
Trade ministers from 11 Pacific Rim countries announced an agreement Saturday on pushing ahead with a free-trade deal whose destiny was uncertain after U.S. President ...
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EU trade chief reconfirms plans for EPA with Japan by Christmas
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 09:39:06 +0100
European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom on Friday reconfirmed the EU’s intention of reaching an economic partnership agreement with Japan by the end of the ...
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Murder bid in Kumamoto leads to feline suspect
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 09:27:58 +0100
A police probe into the attempted murder of an elderly bedridden woman has reportedly led to an unlikely suspect: a stray cat.Mayuko Matsumoto’s daughter found ...
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Trump and Putin agree there is ‘no military solution’ in Syria
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 09:12:48 +0100
In a joint statement approved on the sidelines of the APEC summit on Saturday, U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed that ...
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Akita and Yamaguchi eyed to host Aegis Ashore missile interceptor batteries
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 08:58:37 +0100
Japan might deploy the land-based Aegis Ashore missile defense system in Akita and Yamaguchi prefectures to address North Korea’s aggressive provocations, a government source said ...
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Grisly Zama murders prompt government brainstorming over new suicide-prevention measures
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 08:17:40 +0100
The government has decided to draw up a range of measures by year’s end to prevent further cases similar to serial killings in Zama, Kanagawa ...
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North Korea, Marawi siege, sea feud top ASEAN summit worries
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 07:20:52 +0100
Southeast Asia started banding its unwieldy cluster of fledgling democracies, monarchies and authoritarian regimes into an EU-like collective half a century ago, but the diverse ...
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Top issues at ASEAN summit: North Korea, Muslim militants, Rohingya and South China Sea feuds
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 07:20:52 +0100
Southeast Asia started banding its unwieldy cluster of fledgling democracies, monarchies and authoritarian regimes into an EU-like collective half a century ago, but the diverse ...
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Japan sends warships to join three U.S. carriers for show of force in waters near Korean Peninsula
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 06:56:31 +0100
Japan is sending a massive helicopter destroyer — one of the largest warships in its fleet — for joint military exercises Sunday with three U.S. ...
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Boeing 747s and bottled flatulence: Five Chinese e-bargains
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 06:34:55 +0100
Hundreds of millions of Chinese snapped up online bargains Saturday on Double 11, the country’s annual e-commerce shopping spree.Also known as Singles Day, China’s version ...
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China faces historic corruption battle, ruling party’s new graft buster says
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 05:41:15 +0100
China must win its battle against corruption or face being erased by history, its new top graft buster said in an editorial on Saturday, underscoring ...
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Hezbollah leader accuses Saudi Arabia of detaining Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 05:35:00 +0100
Lebanon’s powerful Hezbollah leader, Hassan Nasrallah, on Friday accused Saudi Arabia of detaining Prime Minister Saad Hariri and of asking the Shiite movement’s archfoe, Israel, ...
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Behind group photos, ‘bilats’ are where much talking occurs
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 05:22:07 +0100
Asia’s two major regional meetings are unfolding in coming days, filling the news cycles with imagery of groups of political luminaries shaking hands, posing, dining, ...
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Indonesian museum’s ‘fun’ Nazi display brings outrage
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 05:18:39 +0100
The teenagers smile as they take selfies with a heroically posed Hitler, apparently unaware that the giant backdrop to their happy moment is the Auschwitz-Birkenau ...
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