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Yahoo won't buy EAccess

May 20, 2014

Yahoo won't buy EAccess

Yahoo Japan cancels a controversial plan to acquire eAccess from parent SoftBank after deciding the two can better achieve their goals separately while cooperating in other ways.

Getting to the heart of Abe's vision for Japan's military

| May 20, 2014

Getting to the heart of Abe's vision for Japan's military

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The hottest buzzwords in politics these days are “the right of collective self-defense,” now that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s advisory panel on security has released its much-awaited recommendations for reinterpreting the Constitution. The Japanese people have been engaged in heated debate as Abe works ...

Apple may use Beats to change its rhythm toward music streaming

May 20, 2014

Apple may use Beats to change its rhythm toward music streaming

Over a decade ago, the late Steve Jobs pulled one of his trademark reality-distorting maneuvers, browbeating music label executives into selling songs on Apple Inc.’s nascent iTunes digital store for a mere 99 cents apiece. Now it is Apple that is being forced into ...

Brazilians face broken World Cup promises

May 20, 2014

Brazilians face broken World Cup promises

When Brazil drafted plans to host the upcoming World Cup, the Atlantic beach destination of Natal was exactly the type of city it wanted to show off. A nationwide economic boom was transforming the once-sleepy backwater into a fast-growing city typical of the new ...

2,100 join rally against Futenma base relocation

May 20, 2014

2,100 join rally against Futenma base relocation

Over 2,000 people marched around the Futenma base in Ginowan Sunday to protest the government’s plan to move the U.S. Marine Corps air station inside Okinawa Prefecture. Braving heavy rain, participants chanted “We oppose a new base in Henoko” and “Remove the Osprey (aircraft).” ...

S. Korean psyche hit hard by sunk ferry

May 20, 2014

S. Korean psyche hit hard by sunk ferry

South Korea’s ferry disaster has had a profound psychological impact on Asia’s fourth-largest economy, shaking public confidence in the very foundations of the country’s “miracle” development model. The most tangible economic impact has been on domestic demand, as the mood of national grief at ...

Actress' kiss at Cannes angers Tehran

May 20, 2014

Actress' kiss at Cannes angers Tehran

Iranian actress Leila Hatami on Sunday angered authorities in Tehran by greeting the president of the Cannes film festival with a kiss on the cheek, an act that outraged conservatives back home. “Iranian womanhood is the symbol of chastity and innocence,” Deputy Culture Minister ...

Miyagi dad seeks values, not revenge

May 20, 2014

Miyagi dad seeks values, not revenge

Toshiro Sato, 50, a teacher in Miyagi Prefecture who lost his daughter to the 2011 megaquake and tsunami, believes there are other ways than going to court to tell people about the pain of losing loved ones and to prevent such tragedies from recurring. ...

South Korea's president vows to disband coast guard

May 20, 2014

South Korea's president vows to disband coast guard

South Korea’s president announced plans Monday to disband the coast guard and root out corruption and collusion between regulators and shipping companies that furious citizens believe led to a ferry disaster last month that left more than 300 people dead or missing. President Park ...

May 20, 2014

Hope beats fear in India election

While the prospect of a strong Indian government led by Narendra Modi appeals to those who decry the horse-trading that has sapped the energy of previous Delhi governments, others worry that Modi could prove to be a Hindu nationalist who ratchets up tensions in ...

May 20, 2014

Nadeshiko book spot at World Cup

Reigning World Cup champion Japan thrashed Jordan 7-0 Sunday to book a spot in the semifinals at the Women’s Asian Cup and an automatic berth at next year’s World Cup in Canada. Midfielders Emi Nakajima and Mizuho Sakaguchi both scored a brace and Japan, ...

Miyako shines as Rise tame Lions

May 20, 2014

Miyako shines as Rise tame Lions

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Nojima and Japan running back Takashi Miyako rushed for 166 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Nojima Sagamihara Rise to a 62-21 victory over the All Mitsubishi Lions in the Pearl Bowl Tournament at Kawasaki Stadium on Sunday. The Rise finished the preliminary ...

Djokovic tops Nadal in final

May 20, 2014

Djokovic tops Nadal in final

Novak Djokovic extended his recent dominance over Rafael Nadal by rallying for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory Sunday to win the Italian Open for the third time — then dedicated the title to his flood-hit native Serbia. Having also been beaten in Monte Carlo ...

Pacers open series against Heat with dominant win

May 20, 2014

Pacers open series against Heat with dominant win

Indiana is done talking about home-court advantage. The top-seeded Pacers are ready to use it against the two-time defending champs. They took the first step Sunday, when Paul George finished with 24 points and seven assists, David West added 19 points and seven rebounds, ...

Hakuho stays in control

May 20, 2014

Hakuho stays in control

Yokozuna Hakuho was all business on Monday, easily racking up his ninth win on the ninth day of the 15-day Summer Grand Sumo Tournament at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan. After watching two championship rivals barely stave off defeat in the previous two bouts, Hakuho was ...

Kuroda wins opener; Yankees split twinbill

May 20, 2014

Kuroda wins opener; Yankees split twinbill

Hiroki Kuroda dodged some bullets but worked six innings and earned his first win since April 12 as the New York Yankees defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 in the first game of their interleague doubleheader on Sunday. Kuroda (3-3) allowed three runs on five ...

Mao to take year off from skating

May 20, 2014

Mao to take year off from skating

Figure skater Mao Asada will take a season off from competitive skating and says there is a 50 percent chance she will return to the sport. Speaking at a news conference Monday, Mao said she is mentally and physically tired and wants a chance ...