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Drone joins four Chinese ships in latest Senkaku intrusion

National May 18, 2017

Drone joins four Chinese ships in latest Senkaku intrusion

Four China Coast Guard vessels entered Japanese waters around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea on Thursday morning, the Japan Coast Guard said, adding that what appeared to be a drone was seen flying above them. A high-ranking Foreign Ministry official lodged a ...

Toyota planning ¥100 billion bond issue to focus on R&D

Business / Corporate May 18, 2017

Toyota planning ¥100 billion bond issue to focus on R&D

Toyota Motor Corp. is mulling issuing up to ¥100 billion ($900 million) in bonds with maturities of up to 20 years to invest in developing next-generation car technologies, sources close to the matter said Thursday. Toyota plans to spend around ¥1.05 trillion on research and ...

National May 18, 2017

Three found dead in apparent family suicide in Osaka

Three people have been found dead at a private residence in Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture, in what is suspected to be a family suicide, police said. The bodies of office worker Kenji Hayashida, 60, his wife, 55, and their 25-year-old third son were found Wednesday evening ...

Fitness club Curves Japan champions food drives for charities

National May 18, 2017

Fitness club Curves Japan champions food drives for charities

A women-only fitness club franchise has been promoting food drives among its members, aimed at getting housewives and others to donate nonperishable items to foster care facilities, food banks and other charities. Since 2007, Curves Japan has been conducting annual food drives with the cooperation ...

Business May 18, 2017

North Korea uses Japan-banned ferry to launch service to Vladivostok

North Korea launched a ferry service to the Russian city of Vladivostok on Wednesday to develop links and boost economic cooperation, the North's state media said, as it faces increasing isolation over its weapons development. Experts have said North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, may ...

Editorials May 18, 2017

OBOR? Oh boy

The ultimate goal of the OBOR plan is to provide the cornerstone of a regional and global order led by China.

Menu offers opportunity to meet the meat

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS May 18, 2017

Menu offers opportunity to meet the meat

The "Meet Meat Promotion," which runs through May 31 at The Tokyo Station Hotel, is part of an ongoing dinner promotion under the concept of "sharing and enjoying meat dishes." Executive chef Masahiro Ishihara shows off his culinary talents at Bar & Cafe Camellia, with ...

ADB meeting attendees take in history via ukiyo-e

General | NEWS AND NOTES May 18, 2017

ADB meeting attendees take in history via ukiyo-e

The Bank of Yokohama Ltd. held a reception showcasing an ukiyo-e collection, including a painting of Katsushika Hokusai's series of "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji," at the Yokohama Museum of Art in Yokohama's Nishi Ward, on May 6. The reception was held to welcome foreign ...

Kisenosato back in win column

Sumo / Basho Reports May 18, 2017

Kisenosato back in win column

Yokozuna Kisenosato dug in deep to get his faltering bid for a third straight championship title back on track with a win over second-ranked maegashira Chiyoshoma at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. Looking to rebound from a shock second defeat Wednesday, Kisenosato (3-2) ...