JR East to sell boxed 'ekiben' meals in Paris

Feb 6, 2016

JR East to sell boxed 'ekiben' meals in Paris

East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) said it will start selling ekiben (train station boxed meals) in Paris on March 1 to help promote Japan’s food culture, which has grown popular in France. JR East said Friday it will open an outlet at Paris ...

Feb 6, 2016

Twitter moves to actively seek out terrorism supporters

Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal, the company announced Friday. The move signaled efforts by Twitter to automatically identify tweets supporting terrorism, ...

Zika won't stop Olympics, historian says

Feb 6, 2016

Zika won't stop Olympics, historian says

The world’s best-known Olympic historian said Friday it will take something more destructive than the Zika virus to cancel the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. “Historically, the only times the games have been canceled is in war — World War I and World War ...

Feb 6, 2016

Teen arrested over murder of grandparents in Hyogo

A teenager was arrested Saturday in Ako, Hyogo Prefecture, on suspicion of killing his grandparents, local police said. The teen, 19, was arrested after calling police Friday afternoon to report finding his 69-year-old grandfather and 64-year-old grandmother collapsed and bleeding at their home. The ...

Feb 6, 2016

Throwing sex toys gives New Zealand a bad image, premier says

Throwing dildos makes New Zealand look bad and is an “appalling way” to behave on the country’s national day, Prime Minister John Key said Saturday, angered by an attack on a senior government minister. Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce was hit in the face ...

Utah legislators back plan to declare porn a health crisis

Feb 6, 2016

Utah legislators back plan to declare porn a health crisis

A state senator in the predominantly Mormon state of Utah wants to declare pornography a public health crisis, echoing an argument made by many conservative religious groups as porn becomes more accessible on smartphones and tablets. Republican Sen. Todd Weiler, a Mormon, contends children ...