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South Korea’s curling ‘Garlic Girls’ taking Olympics by storm

japantimes - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 18:53
Forget Lindsey Vonn and Adam Rippon. The real rock stars of the Pyeongchang Olympics are a humble group of Korean curlers who have no idea ...
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911 calls warned police that shooter was armed

cnn - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 18:50
A woman who took in Nikolas Cruz after his mother died called 911 to report a fight between Cruz and her son. She told the operator that Cruz had "a lot of weapons" and was worried he would return to the home.
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Macron vows to protect French farmland from foreign buyers amid uproar over Chinese deals

japantimes - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 18:47
France will clamp down on farmland purchases by foreign buyers, President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday, responding to a controversy over deals attributed to a ...
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Boeing, SpaceX and Lockheed look to launch rockets from military base in Brazil: minister

japantimes - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 18:44
Brazil’s defense minister said on Thursday that Boeing, Lockheed Martin, SpaceX and other U.S. aerospace companies have expressed an interest in launching rockets from its ...
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The trouble knowing how much screen time is 'too much'

bbc - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 18:43
Concerns about time spent online are widespread, but knowing how much is 'healthy' is difficult.
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Winter Olympics: Alina Zagitova beats Evgenia Medvedeva to figure skating gold

bbc - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 18:40
Fifteen-year-old Alina Zagitova becomes the youngest women's figure skating champion since 1998, defeating fellow Russian and two-time world champion Evgenia Medvedeva in the process.
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Make it easier for elderly people to keep working

japantimes - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 18:34
If the government wants elderly people to remain in the workforce longer, it must remove obstacles that stand in their way.
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The lessons of Davos 2018 for Japan

japantimes - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 18:33
The government needs to recognize the difference with other countries in its seriousness toward economic reforms and take much deeper steps.
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Rural areas hit by acute scarcity of nurses, with turnover high among agency-referred staff

japantimes - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 18:33
Hospitals and clinics in rural areas are finding it increasingly difficult to hire nurses on their own, and the amount of referral fees they are ...
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Kyoto struggles to keep buses running on time amid surge in overseas visitors

japantimes - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 18:32
As more foreign travelers visit the historic Japanese capital of Kyoto crowded and delayed city buses have become a headache for local citizens, prompting traffic ...
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The machines are taking over space exploration

japantimes - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 18:30
Even the hardiest astronaut can't compete with robot labor, but there's a silver lining.
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Kyoto develops new niche, hosting wedding ceremonies for international couples who cherish traditional Japan

japantimes - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 18:28
More and more couples from overseas are holding wedding ceremonies in Kyoto, attracted by the ancient capital’s reputation as symbolizing traditional Japanese culture.In 2015 the ...
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Space-matching service finds work for idle offices across Japan

japantimes - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 18:25
Keito Kobayashi runs a business consultancy out of a condominium in Tokyo, but when he needs to hold a face-to-face meeting with clients he reaches ...
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