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GSDF reconnaissance plane vanishes in Hokkaido

National May 15, 2017

GSDF reconnaissance plane vanishes in Hokkaido

The Defense Ministry fears that a Ground Self-Defense Force aircraft crashed Monday in Hokkaido while heading to an airport to pick up an emergency medical patient, officials said. Ground control lost contact with the LR-2 reconnaissance plane, carrying four male crew members, at around 11:45 ...

Tokyo-based website offers 'genderless' clothing alterations

National / Social Issues May 15, 2017

Tokyo-based website offers 'genderless' clothing alterations

A clothing repair company has launched an online service aimed at lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender customers who might be reluctant to use brick-and-mortar stores for alterations. Tokyo-based En Coton set up the website Madam M in September, proclaiming to be Japan's first "genderless" clothing repair ...

No taboos at Elysee as Mrs. Macron signals change

World / Politics | FOCUS May 15, 2017

No taboos at Elysee as Mrs. Macron signals change

As Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, settle in to the Elysee Palace, their unconventional partnership stands as a symbol of the changes the new president is aiming to bring about in France. She's almost 25 years his senior. They met when she taught him ...

WHO confirms second Ebola case in Congo outbreak

World / Science & Health May 15, 2017

WHO confirms second Ebola case in Congo outbreak

The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed on Sunday a second case of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo after an outbreak this week of 17 other suspected cases. Health officials are trying to trace 125 people thought to be linked to the cases identified in ...

Editorials May 15, 2017

The 'WannaCry' wake-up call

The deepening integration of information technologies into all facets of daily life has created dangerous vulnerabilities that need to be addressed.

Kisenosato rebounds from opening defeat

Sumo / Basho Reports May 15, 2017

Kisenosato rebounds from opening defeat

Yokozuna Kisenosato picked up his first win of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday, avoiding successive defeats by beating second-ranked maegashira Okinoumi at Ryogoku Kokugikan. A night after being upset by komsubi Yoshikaze (1-1) on the opening day of his second tourney as yokozuna, ...

Matsuyama reaches Japanese-best No. 3 in world rankings

More Sports / Golf May 15, 2017

Matsuyama reaches Japanese-best No. 3 in world rankings

Hideki Matsuyama moved up one place to third in the latest world rankings list released Sunday, the highest placing ever achieved by a Japanese male golfer. Matsuyama, who finished in a tie for 22nd at the Players Championship on Sunday, overtook Australia's Jason Day in ...