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Higashiyamato eyes ‘furusato nozei’ campaign to save bullet-riddled WWII power station

japantimes - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 20:07

The city of Higashiyamato in western Tokyo will use the furusato nozei (hometown tax donation) system to help fund a project to save a local World War II relic, it has been learned. The city will kick off a fundraising campaign in October to collect ¥200 million to preserve a utility substation that powered the […]

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Amy Schumer, other celebs open up in memoirs

cnn - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 20:06
Amy Schumer is being praised for her candid new memoir, "The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo"
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Dodgers defeat rival Giants

japantimes - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 20:04

Rob Segedin sprinted from the outfield to the dugout, got frenzied high-fives from teammates and flew down the stairs toward the clubhouse. “I don’t even know if he showered,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. Innings after getting his second major league home run — off ace Madison Bumgarner, no less — Segedin left to meet […]

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The new birthers: Debunking Clinton health conspiracy

cnn - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 20:00
From Donald Trump and his top surrogates to the right-wing media and its engine rooms of outrage in the blogosphere, Hillary Clinton's opponents are ramping up efforts to sow doubt over the candidate's health.
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Can Israel swing the election Donald Trump's way?

cnn - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:58
Less than three months before the US presidential election, it isn't looking good for Donald Trump.
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Japanese medalists thank fans, look ahead to 2020

japantimes - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:56

Japanese athletes who won medals during the Rio Olympics expressed their appreciation Wednesday to all those who cheered for them during the 17-day event, which came to a close Sunday, and looked forward to more excitement at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 55 athletes, including delegation captain Saori Yoshida, gathered at a Tokyo hotel for […]

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Wilfried Bony: West Ham boss Slaven Bilic wants Man City striker

bbc - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:45
West Ham boss Slaven Bilic is "interested" in Manchester City's Wilfried Bony following injuries to Andy Carroll and Andre Ayew.
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Tom Burridge: What does it mean to be Ukrainian in 2016?

bbc - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:23
After 25 years of independence, how do Ukrainians see themselves?
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Canada's Mounties allow women in uniform to wear hijabs

bbc - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:22
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, known as the Mounties, plans to allow women to wear hijabs as part of their iconic uniforms.
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Powerful quake flattens villages in central Italy

japantimes - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:21

A powerful magnitude-6.2 earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, devastating mountain villages and leaving at least 37 people dead. Local officials indicated the death toll was likely to rise. Numerous buildings collapsed in small communities close to the epicenter of the quake in a thinly populated area straddling the regions of Umbria, Marche and Lazio. […]

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Five things you should know today

cnn - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:20
Good morning. It's Wednesday and the big story this morning is the devastating earthquake in central Italy where the death toll keeps rising by the hour. Here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.
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Foreign ministers condemn North Korea launch, pledge work on trilateral summit

japantimes - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:16

The foreign ministers of Japan, China, and South Korea together rebuke the North’s firing of a submarine-launched missile.

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Sikhs hope temple in Tokyo sets the stage for tolerance and understanding

japantimes - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:12

Although the Tokyo Sikh community has come a long way, creating a place for itself in a foreign land, outside of the temple, serious issues remain.

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Beyond silence: lessons learned from a Japanese spouse

japantimes - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:10

You see it often in Tokyo: the attentive Japanese woman and the Western man filling silence. In fact, a lot of them end up married, sharing a house and 1,000 meals, albeit hardly a life of the mind.

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Colonials expect Tokyo trip to be springboard for Watanabe

japantimes - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:07

Yuta Watanabe made a heroic return to his home country during a recent trip by the George Washington University basketball team. During their stay in Japan, the Colonials played three exhibitions against a downgraded Japanese national team and one against the Ryukyu Golden Kings of the professional B. League, and the NCAA team won all […]

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