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Clubs get back to business after All-Star Game

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:50
After the exciting national spotlight of the second annual B. League All-Star Game, it’s back to business for the 36 teams that comprise the first ...
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84-year-old woman swindled out of ¥70 million in nursing home scam

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:46
An 84-year-old woman in Tokyo has been swindled out of around ¥70 million ($632,000) after she was told to send money to avoid problems related ...
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Bruins rout Canadiens, spoil ex-coach Claude Julien’s return to Boston

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:44
The Bruins showed former coach Claude Julien what a changed style looks like in Boston.David Pastrnak and Ryan Spooner each scored an early goal, Tuukka ...
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Japan’s government to aim for ‘ageless society’ with planned policy encouraging seniors to stay healthy and keep working

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:18
Japan should aim to become an “ageless society,” where people aged 65 or older will not be automatically regarded as seniors but will be encouraged ...
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Nestle cooks up new ruby chocolate for launch in Kit Kat-crazed Japan

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:14
Nestle SA will sweeten Japan’s Valentine’s Day with ruby chocolate Kit Kats, choosing one of the world’s most candy-obsessed markets for the debut of the ...
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Plan offers range of free-flowing Champagne

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:10
Through Aug. 31, the ANA InterContinental Tokyo is home to a limited-time Champagne bar created in cooperation with the prestigious Perrier-Jouet Champagne house.The interior of ...
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Will 2018 herald a return to the 1990s?

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:07
Prognosticating something as unpredictable as the domestic music industry might appear to be a fool’s errand. But what’s the fun in playing it safe? Here ...
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Forecasting breakthrough using Japan’s Himawari-8 satellite and Riken supercomputer could improve weather warnings

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:58
A new project harnessing data from a Japanese satellite could improve weather forecasting and allow officials to issue life-saving warnings before natural disasters, researchers say.The ...
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Japan’s Epsilon-3 rocket successfully places private NEC satellite into orbit

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:57
An Epsilon-3 solid fuel rocket successfully placed an Earth observation satellite into orbit Thursday morning, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said.The rocket carrying the ASNARO-2, ...
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Conflict among world powers a growing concern, experts say

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:53
A survey by the World Economic Forum finds that more than 9 in 10 experts are worried about worsening economic or political confrontation between world ...
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Aziz Ansari’s story sparks debate over #MeToo movement

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:33
The #MeToo movement has been embraced by legions of women as a vital step toward countering widespread sexual abuse and misconduct. This week, more so ...
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Hiroshima symposium on boarding schools

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:31
A symposium on boarding schools is scheduled to be held in Hiroshima on Feb. 2. Admission is free, and simultaneous interpretation between Japanese and English ...
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‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ author Robert Kiyosaki appeals for financial literacy

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:29
With a high literacy rate and a strong work ethic that embodies the samurai code of conduct, it is easy to assume Japan is well ...
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Pentagon chief Jim Mattis told foreign ministers gathered in Vancouver of North Korea war plan: source

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:39
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told participants in a 20-nation ministerial meeting on North Korea that the United States has already prepared a war plan ...
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Unmaintained Cold War fallout shelters offer little option if real nuclear war breaks out

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:39
A generation of Americans knew just what to do in the event of a nuclear attack — or during a major false alarm, like the ...
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U.K. choppers to join French counterterrorism mission in Africa’s restive Sahel region

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:39
Britain said Wednesday that it will send three Royal Air Force helicopters to join France’s military mission against Islamic militants in Africa’s Sahel region as ...
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Trump assault on nuclear deal has thrown Airbus purchases into doubt, Iran says

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:39
Iran warned Wednesday that its multi-billion dollar deals for Airbus planes had been thrown into doubt by U.S. President Donald Trump’s attacks on the nuclear ...
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More churches torched as pope takes Chilean state and Mapuche minority to task over ‘injustices’

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:39
Pope Francis took the Chilean state and the country’s largest indigenous group to task Wednesday over their failure to forge a truly unified nation, saying ...
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Twitter may notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during 2016 election

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:38
Twitter may notify users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service, a company executive told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday.The ...
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Key U.S. science panel backs lower drunken driving threshold and higher alcohol taxes

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:37
A prestigious scientific panel is recommending that states significantly lower their drunken driving thresholds as part of a blueprint to eliminate the “entirely preventable” 10,000 ...
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