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Olympics: Bach welcomes Sapporo as potential 2026 Winter Olympic host

kyodonews - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 20:31
KUALA LUMPUR - International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach on Monday welcomed Sapporo's potential bid to host...
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China manages drone and chip exports

bbc - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 20:27
National security concerns have led China to restrict exports of high-performance drones and supercomputers.
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Venue for 2019 Rugby World Cup final still undecided

japantimes - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 20:26
World Rugby officials are still undecided about where the 2019 World Cup final will be played after the Japanese government scuttled their proposal to stage ...
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Key debris operation at Fukushima clears way for removal of still-simmering fuel rods

japantimes - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 20:26
Tokyo Electric Power Co. succeeded Sunday in safely removing a 20-ton piece of debris from the fuel pool of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power ...
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Delayed TPP stands to affect Japan’s other global trade deals

japantimes - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 20:26
While Japan’s priority is the U.S.-led TPP, it is also in talks on large-scale deals in Europe and Asia.
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Aging hibakusha pass on witness accounts to younger storytellers

japantimes - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 20:26
In a government-organized program in Tokyo, 20 trainees ranging in age from their 20s to their 70s are studying wartime history.
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Upper House vote reform falls short

japantimes - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 20:26
The recent changes to the Upper House districts fall far short of addressing in a meaningful way the disparity in vote values.
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Japan’s action plan to fight climate change

japantimes - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 20:26
The Foreign Ministry says Japan's ambitious goals signal its determination to lead the way for the reduction of emissions globally.
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Colonial management was never a ‘charity’

japantimes - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 20:26
While Japan's rule over Taiwan and the Korean Peninsula may have brought some benefits, colonization is never altruistic.
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China’s worrisome market meddling

japantimes - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 20:26
China's leaders need to push structural reform that will let markets play their due roles in the economy.
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U.S. Congress’ egocentric strategem in the TPP talks

japantimes - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 20:26
With the passage of the Trade Promotion Authority Act, the U.S. will become increasingly self-centered in pursuit of its national interests in international trade negotiations, ...
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Volatility of China’s stock market is no surprise

japantimes - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 20:26
The roller-coaster ride of China's stock market is far from over.
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Learning English requires a different approach

japantimes - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 20:26
If the most important goal is to teach Japanese students how to speak the kind of everyday English used in the corporate world, then it's ...
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‘Bunny Bissoux Solo Exhibition: Summer Meltdown — Anti-Summer Fete’

japantimes - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 20:26
July 25-Aug. 16 Japan-based British artist Bunny Bissoux is cynically celebrating summer, her least favorite season. Bissoux is known for vivid illustrations influenced by popular ...
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Henoko base eventually will be used by the SDF

japantimes - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 20:26
Japan's Self-Defense Forces are drawing up a plan that would eventually turn the planned Henoko base in Okinawa into an SDF facility.
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Mafia 'communicated in sheep code'

bbc - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 20:24
The henchmen of a mafia boss on the run since 1993 used a code based around sheep to communicate, Italian police say.
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REFILING: Olympics: IOC vice president says Tokyo 2020 making huge progress

kyodonews - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 20:22
KUALA LUMPUR - International Olympic Committee vice president Craig Reedie says he is happy to see the developments...
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Protests: 'Breasts are not weapons'

cnn - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 20:08
Forget umbrellas: The newest symbol of protest in Hong Kong is the bra.
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