Aleppo's besieged wary of Russia, Syria safe-exit corridor offer

Jul 29, 2016

Aleppo's besieged wary of Russia, Syria safe-exit corridor offer

After months of fighting to encircle its opponents in Aleppo, Syrian authorities backed by Russia on Thursday offered safe corridors out for residents and rebels in the northern city’s besieged quarters, underlining the government’s determination to seal off the metropolis and force an eventual ...

Jul 29, 2016

Emperor will speak to the public on live TV in August

Emperor Akihito, who is said to have indicated his wish to abdicate, will have a chance to speak about his thoughts to the Japanese people sometime next month, NHK reported Friday. Sources said the Imperial Household Agency is planning to broadcast a live message ...

Cancer claims famed pianist Hiroko Nakamura, 72

Jul 29, 2016

Cancer claims famed pianist Hiroko Nakamura, 72

Noted Japanese pianist Hiroko Nakamura, a prizewinner at the prestigious International Chopin Piano Competition, died of bowel cancer at her Tokyo home Tuesday. She was 72. A native of Yamanashi Prefecture, Nakamura, whose real name was Hiroko Fukuda, was one of the first students ...