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Disposal of low-level radioactive waste from Fukushima crisis begins

japantimes - 13 hours 49 min ago
Decontamination crews begin the process of disposing low-level radioactive waste from the Fukushima disaster at a disposal site in the town of Tomioka, Fukushima Prefecture.
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Tesla broadens its horizons with plan to electrify big trucks

japantimes - 13 hours 58 min ago
After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type ...
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Orix Corp.’s Yoshihiko Miyauchi: From salaryman to business titan

japantimes - 14 hours 2 min ago
Orix Corp.’s Yoshihiko Miyauchi is a name likely to be seen on a list of well-known Japanese business leaders.But unlike other charismatic businesspeople such as ...
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Yoshihiko Miyauchi, Orix ex-CEO and former head of deregulation panel, knows what it takes to change Japan

japantimes - 14 hours 4 min ago
Yoshihiko Miyauchi, 82, may not be your average business leader.As the former CEO of Orix Corp., he is credited with leading the leasing firm for ...
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Celtics come back to down Warriors for 14th straight

japantimes - 14 hours 4 min ago
Hours before the Celtics took the court Thursday night to protect their winning streak against the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors, Jaylen Brown was ...
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Rapper and YouTube star Lil Peep, 21, dies

cnn - 14 hours 6 min ago
Rapper Lil Peep, an emerging voice on the hip hop scene and a YouTube star, has died at the age of 21, police and a business associate confirmed to CNN Thursday.
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Three questions for more mindful parenting

cnn - 14 hours 12 min ago
Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace" is one of literature's greatest hits. It also contains more than half a million words. I'll get to it eventually, possibly not before I retire.
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School cancels Muslim speaker after community backlash

cnn - 14 hours 15 min ago
What was intended to be an educational presentation about Islam turned into a controversy when threatening comments prompted school officials to cancel the event.
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BayStars unveil plans for Yokohama Stadium expansion, renovation

japantimes - 14 hours 16 min ago
Since taking over as the operator of Yokohama Stadium before the 2016 season, the Yokohama DeNA BayStars have hammered out a grand plan to transform ...
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Boy orphaned by California shooting knew and feared gunman

cnn - 14 hours 21 min ago
Seven-year-old Gage did what the teachers said. He knew the drill.
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Franken agrees to investigation into himself

cnn - 14 hours 24 min ago
A woman accused Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken on Thursday of groping her and kissing her without her consent in 2006 while she was on a USO Tour overseas.
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Golden Knights skate past Canucks

japantimes - 14 hours 30 min ago
Two nights after finally looking like an expansion team, the Vegas Golden Knights got back to what’s made them successful early in their first season ...
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Airbnb’s Japan unit denies violating antitrust laws after raid by FTC in October

japantimes - 14 hours 32 min ago
Airbnb Inc.’s Japan arm said Friday it was raided by authorities last month on suspicion of violating antitrust laws, but denied any wrongdoing.Domestic media outlets ...
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Jose Altuve, Giancarlo Stanton honored as AL, NL Most Valuable Players

japantimes - 14 hours 37 min ago
Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros have grown together, enduring an arduous rebuild and coming out the other side among baseball’s best.These days, nobody is ...
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In key policy speech, Abe sounds alarm over Japan’s ‘most severe security environment ever’

japantimes - 14 hours 41 min ago
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday sounded the alarm over Japan’s “most severe security environment ever” in the postwar era, leading his key policy speech ...
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Toyota to sell electric vehicles in China from 2020 and may develop battery-powered autos with local partners

japantimes - 14 hours 41 min ago
Starting in 2020 Toyota Motor Corp. plans to introduce electric vehicles in China, and the carmaker is also considering selling battery-powered autos developed by its ...
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Crashed injures ‘most wanted’ Indonesian politician; public suspects tactic to avoid arrest

japantimes - 14 hours 42 min ago
A top Indonesian politician embroiled in a scandal involving an epic theft of public money has been hospitalized after a car crash that is being ...
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Reported crimes in Japan fell below 1 million mark last year

japantimes - 15 hours 5 sec ago
The overall number of crimes committed in Japan continued to drop in 2016, falling below the 1 million mark for the first time in the ...
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