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Japan Tobacco taps exec from international division to be next president

japantimes - 13 hours 7 min ago
Japan Tobacco Inc. has tapped Masamichi Terabatake, an executive at a unit controlling the cigarette maker’s international operations, to succeed President Mitsuomi Koizumi, sources said ...
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Harumafuji incident highlights sumo’s inherent problems

japantimes - 13 hours 14 min ago
The Harumafuji scandal continues to morph almost daily and at the time of writing appears to be evolving into a pitched battle between stablemaster Takanohana ...
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US nuclear chief would resist 'illegal' presidential strike order

bbc - 13 hours 19 min ago
Gen John Hyten says that instead he would work to agree a legal alternative with a president.
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Slip back in time and into a kimono

japantimes - 13 hours 21 min ago
One of our family’s favorite ways to learn is through hands-on experiences. Sometimes it’s cooking classes. Other times it may take the form of historical ...
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Home comforts, the tech way

japantimes - 13 hours 22 min ago
Wrapped up in the sound system To get an immersive sound experience while watching TV or an online video at home, so far your only ...
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1968: The year Japan truly raised its voice

japantimes - 13 hours 26 min ago
During a recent conversation with a student in his sixth year at a university renowned to be an incubator for Japanese politicians, 23-year-old Atsugi Fukuhara ...
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Sumo scandal deepens as conflicting accounts of alleged assault emerge

japantimes - 13 hours 47 min ago
The assault scandal involving yokozuna Harumafuji deepens as conflicting accounts emerge of his alleged attack on fellow wrestler Takanoiwa during a drunken brawl.
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AC/DC co-founder and guitarist dies

cnn - 13 hours 47 min ago
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Trump's delay on importing heads of hunted elephants surprises administration staff

cnn - 13 hours 51 min ago
President Donald Trump's move late Friday night to postpone a decision to allow the import of elephant hunting trophies from two African countries came as a surprise not only to interest groups, but also the US Fish and Wildlife Service employees who oversaw the proposed change in policy, a source with knowledge of the agency's process told CNN.
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You’re living in Japan — so now for something completely different

japantimes - 14 hours 1 min ago
In a way, foreign residents who gravitate toward a third culture are simply following in a fine Japanese tradition.
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How it feels to be a Zimbabwean today

cnn - 14 hours 1 min ago
I woke on Saturday, the day of the planned solidarity march, feeling a sense of anticipation about the hours ahead. Since my arrival in Harare, the complete lack of police presence on the streets had been the most striking thing to see since the apparent coup.
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Views from Americans in Tokyo: Do you agree with the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution?

japantimes - 14 hours 2 min ago
American citizens in Tokyo were asked whether they support the part of their nation's supreme law that guarantees their right to bear arms.
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Hockey World League Final: England lose narrowly to Argentina

bbc - 14 hours 2 min ago
England lose their second Pool B match at the Hockey World League Final after a 1-0 defeat by Argentina in Auckland.
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Caution — cute overload: kittens Sazzles and Tiger

japantimes - 14 hours 3 min ago
"Bold, gorgeous, happy and healthy" — that's how these two 11-week-old kittens have been described.
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US warship and Japanese tug collide in latest incident

bbc - 14 hours 6 min ago
A US warship suffers slight damage after being struck by a Japanese tug.
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Second-ranked Miami recovers from 14-point deficit, pulverizes Virginia

japantimes - 14 hours 8 min ago
The undefeated season was slipping away, and so was any realistic chance Miami had of getting into the College Football Playoff and competing for a ...
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New rules for managing official documents

japantimes - 14 hours 31 min ago
Draft guidelines for managing official documents mark a step forward.
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Want to increase workplace productivity?

japantimes - 14 hours 32 min ago
Companies are not investing enough in strategic employee communications to produce an engaged workforce.
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The upgrade myth

japantimes - 14 hours 33 min ago
The latest isn't always the greatest when it comes to technology.
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Akane Yamaguchi cruises past Gao Fanjie to claim China Open title

japantimes - 14 hours 33 min ago
Akane Yamaguchi won Sunday’s women’s singles at the China Open, beating China’s Gao Fangjie in straight games.Fifth-seeded Yamaguchi cruised past her 19-year-old opponent 21-13, 21-15 ...
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