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Japan, New Zealand leaders affirm commitment to future of TPP

Business May 17, 2017

Japan, New Zealand leaders affirm commitment to future of TPP

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his New Zealand counterpart Bill English reiterated Wednesday in Tokyo their commitment to bringing the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact into force soon despite the withdrawal of its biggest signatory economy, the United States. According to a joint press release, Abe ...

Hyundai engineer blows whistle on 'chaebol' culture

Business May 17, 2017

Hyundai engineer blows whistle on 'chaebol' culture

by Hyunjoo Jin

South Korean engineer Kim Gwang-ho flew to Washington last year to do something he never dreamed he would: report alleged safety lapses at Hyundai Motor Co., his employer of 26 years, to U.S. regulators. Citing an internal report from Hyundai's quality strategy team to management, ...

Editorials May 17, 2017

North Korea greets President Moon with a slap

If South Korea's new president, Moon Jae-in, entertained for a moment the idea that North Korea would give him an opportunity to test his readiness to engage, those hopes died Sunday when Pyongyang tested a new intermediate-range missile.

Takeda scores a KO in 'Poetry Angel'

Film / Reviews May 17, 2017

Takeda scores a KO in 'Poetry Angel'

by Mark Schilling

In last week's review of Yuya Ishii's "The Tokyo Night Sky Is Always the Densest Shade of Blue," I wrote that poetry-based Japanese films are rare — but here seems to be another: Toshimitsu Iizuka's "Poetry Angel." One more example and I'll have a ...

It's all about the humans in 'Arrival'

Film / Reviews May 17, 2017

It's all about the humans in 'Arrival'

by Giovanni Fazio

With "Arrival," director Denis Villeneuve takes a very familiar alien invasion scenario and tries to put a new twist on it. While everyone from H. G. Wells in "War of the Worlds" to Roland Emmerich in "Independence Day" has envisioned a swarm of spacecraft ...

Arsenal takes top-four race down to wire

Soccer May 17, 2017

Arsenal takes top-four race down to wire

The race for the final two tickets to next season's Champions League will go to the wire after Arsenal retained its slim hopes of finishing in the Premier League's top four thanks to a late burst from Alexis Sanchez against Sunderland on Tuesday. Arsenal's 2-0 ...