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Sony Pictures likely most costly hack attack in U.S. corporate history

japantimes - 1 hour 7 min ago
The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business.
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Top speed of Nozomi bullet trains to hit 285 kph

japantimes - 1 hour 7 min ago
Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) said Friday it will raise the maximum speed of the Nozomi bullet train service to 285 kph between Tokyo ...
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Japan deports dozens of Sri Lankan, Vietnamese asylum seekers

japantimes - 1 hour 7 min ago
Japan deports dozens of foreigners who were seeking asylum in a third round of mass deportations conducted by a specially chartered plane.
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Indonesian volcano erupts, leaving four injured, one missing

japantimes - 1 hour 7 min ago
A volcano in eastern Indonesia erupted Friday, spewing towering clouds of hot ash into the air and leaving four hikers injured and one missing when ...
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Activist challenges secrets law with anonymous whistle-blower website

japantimes - 1 hour 7 min ago
An Internet activist challenges the contentious state secrets law by setting up a website designed to make it easier for civil servants to anonymously leak ...
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Leaked CIA document outlines how targeted killings could backfire

japantimes - 1 hour 7 min ago
The U.S. government’s program to capture and kill insurgent leaders can backfire, a leaked CIA report said Thursday, citing “limited” results in Afghanistan in particular. ...
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Golfer Aoki celebrates golden anniversary of career

japantimes - 1 hour 7 min ago
Isao Aoki, one of Japan’s most successful golfers, celebrated the 50th year of his career Friday, with Prime Minster Shinzo Abe among guests that joined ...
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Vexed Riken halts Obokata’s bid to prove stem cell discovery

japantimes - 1 hour 7 min ago
Discredited scientist Haruko Obokata’s quest to prove her stem cell discovery comes to an end as Riken halts a monthslong attempt to verify the “STAP ...
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Propofol a potential factor in five child deaths, Tokyo hospital panel says

japantimes - 1 hour 7 min ago
A Tokyo Women’s Medical University Hospital panel says the unadvised decision to use propofol on children might have helped kill five of its patients over ...
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Carl’s Jr. to re-enter Japan, aim for 150 burger bars nationwide

japantimes - 1 hour 7 min ago
U.S. hamburger chain operator CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc. said Friday it will open a Carl’s Jr. outlet in Tokyo next year before a nationwide rollout ...
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Chinese Premier Li arrives in Bangkok with Thai junta craving allies

japantimes - 1 hour 7 min ago
Chinese premier Li Keqiang was set later Friday to sign agriculture and transport agreements on an official visit to Bangkok, as Thailand’s junta seeks diplomatic ...
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Japan, U.S. put off revising defense guidelines until next year

japantimes - 1 hour 7 min ago
Japan and the United States said Friday they won’t revise their defense cooperation guidelines until the first half of next year, keeping in step with ...
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Umbrellas banned as China’s Xi arrives in Macau to wean enclave off casino habit

japantimes - 1 hour 7 min ago
President Xi Jinping visited a drizzly Macau on Friday for the 15th anniversary of the gambling hub’s return to Chinese rule, with onlookers barred from ...
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Author Coelho offers to buy Sony’s North Korea flick

japantimes - 1 hour 7 min ago
Brazilian author Paulo Coelho offered Thursday to pay Sony $100,000 for rights to “The Interview,” protesting the company’s decision to scrap the North Korean parody ...
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Australia gingerly mulls Japanese submarine offer

japantimes - 1 hour 7 min ago
Australia is considering buying top-secret technology from Japan to build a fleet of next-generation submarines, a move that would risk reigniting diplomatic tensions with China ...
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Australia mass stabbing leaves 8 children dead

japantimes - 1 hour 7 min ago
Eight children have been found dead at a home in the Australian city of Cairns, police said Friday. They were reportedly stabbed to death. “Cairns ...
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Rice agronomist honored for work in Africa

japantimes - 1 hour 7 min ago
Rice cultivation expert Tatsushi Tsuboi has spent a lifetime promoting the grain’s production in Africa, a continent with chronic food shortages. His efforts to combat ...
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Russian military has close calls with civilian jetliners

japantimes - 1 hour 7 min ago
Recent close shaves between Russian military planes and civilian aircraft highlight the dangers of the cat-and-mouse game being played out between Moscow and the West ...
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Canadian finds a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend for a free trip around the world

japantimes - 1 hour 7 min ago
A Toronto man who made headlines last month by offering a free round-the-world air ticket to a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend ...
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Titans lose again, eye top pick

japantimes - 1 hour 7 min ago
Blake Bortles revived a stagnant offense. Jordan Todman provided some cushion. And Sen’Derrick Marks sealed it with the most rewarding sack of his career. The ...
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