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Four confirmed dead in Hokkaido crash of GSDF plane

National May 16, 2017

Four confirmed dead in Hokkaido crash of GSDF plane

All four crew members were confirmed dead on Tuesday after rescuers found the wreckage of a Ground Self-Defense Force aircraft that disappeared from radar Monday in a mountainous area of Hokkaido. Police and rescue workers found pieces of the aircraft scattered over a wide swath ...

Kuroda 'quite sure' BOJ can smoothly withdraw stimulus

Business / Economy May 16, 2017

Kuroda 'quite sure' BOJ can smoothly withdraw stimulus

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said he is "quite sure" the central bank can smoothly exit from its massive monetary stimulus when the appropriate time comes. But he also said the BOJ "always" has room to expand monetary stimulus to achieve its 2 percent ...

On the Daoism of 'Dudeism'

Art May 16, 2017

On the Daoism of 'Dudeism'

by John L. Tran

As the phrase goes, "s—- happens." Walead Beshty explores different ways that it may happen, and in doing so, he gently suggests that we consider the implications. His solo show at Rat Hole Gallery exemplifies this. There are two series of works: a selection ...

Iwakuma eyeing July return

Baseball / MLB May 16, 2017

Iwakuma eyeing July return

Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma, who was placed on the disabled list last week due to right shoulder inflammation, said Monday he expects to return to the mound before the All-Star break. The 36-year-old told reporters in Seattle that he had been experiencing pain in ...