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Ishigaki package tour has couples scaling cliffs and diving into the sea before tying the knot

japantimes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:48
A unique package tour on Okinawa’s Ishigaki Island for soon-to-be-married couples is creating a buzz.The Ishigaki Municipal Government and travel agency H.I.S. Co. have teamed ...
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Google to open artificial intelligence centre in China

bbc - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:33
Silicon Valley giants are focusing heavily on artificial intelligence and its future applications.
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In move that could alienate Japan, Tillerson says U.S. willing to talk to North Korea ‘without preconditions’

japantimes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:29
In a shift that could put Washington at odds with Tokyo, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared to soften the United States’ approach to ...
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Google's top searches for 2017

cnn - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:19
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Toshiba and Western Digital reach settlement to end legal battle over chip unit sale

japantimes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:18
Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday it has reached a settlement with U.S. joint venture partner Western Digital Corp. over the sale of its chip unit, ending ...
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The Alabama Senate race in 280 characters

cnn - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:18
CNN Opinion is curating tweets from commentators on the Alabama Senate race between Doug Jones and Roy Moore.
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Universal health coverage forum kicks off in Tokyo

japantimes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:15
A two-day international forum on achieving universal health coverage — by which all the world’s people can receive quality health services without suffering financial hardship ...
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Nikkei falls further on Roy Moore’s loss in U.S. Senate race

japantimes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:01
The benchmark Nikkei average lost further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, affected adversely by the U.S. Republican Party’s failure to win a Senate ...
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Bianca Walkden: BBC Sports Personality 2017 contender

bbc - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:01
Fighter defended her world taekwondo title and won all four Grand Prix events - profile of Sports Personality nominee.
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Lightning beat Blues in clash of top two teams

japantimes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:44
Tampa Bay goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy erased the memory of a bad outing in St. Louis with one solid performance.Vasilevskiy stopped 32 shots, Nikita Kucherov and ...
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South Korea considers cryptocurrency tax as global regulators grapple with ‘speculative mania’

japantimes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:40
South Korea said on Wednesday it may tax capital gains from cryptocurrency trading as global regulators worry about a bubble, with Australia’s central bank chief ...
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Music acts found new ways to get noticed in 2017, but nothing beats an established brand

japantimes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:25
The path to J-pop stardom used to be pretty simple: Align yourself with the right talent agency and label — they’ll do all the work.That ...
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Japan’s Shiseido moving U.S. headquarters to renovated New York City tower

japantimes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:16
Japanese cosmetics giant Shiseido Co. plans to move its U.S. headquarters to 390 Madison Ave., a midtown Manhattan office tower that has been renovated down ...
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Disney set to seal $60bn 21st Century Fox takeover

bbc - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:14
A sale of Rupert Murdoch's entertainment assets could be confirmed as soon as Thursday, reports say.
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Kristaps Porzingis and Knicks see off Lonzo Ball and Lakers

japantimes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:13
Lonzo Ball was having a dazzling stretch, every basket bringing his father farther and farther off his courtside seat for an emphatic celebration.By the end, ...
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Player’s perspective lured Shohei Ohtani to Angels, says GM

japantimes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:13
Four days after landing the prize of the offseason, the Los Angeles Angels’ general manager said Tuesday that his club found “connectivity” with slugging pitcher ...
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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' falls short of hopes

cnn - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:10
If expectations for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" were inordinately (and perhaps unfairly) high, thank "The Force Awakens," which had a huge donut hole in the shape of Luke Skywalker at its center. Yet even with Luke integrated into the story, the film feels like a significant letdown, one that does far less than its predecessor to stoke enthusiasm for the next leg in the trilogy.
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Shinkansen halted in Nagoya after oil leak and cracked frame found

japantimes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:09
West Japan Railway Co. (JR West) reported what is the first recorded “serious incident,” a designation in the transport ministry’s accident-classification system introduced in 2001, ...
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