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Panda-themed Adventure World express debuts in Osaka

Business Aug 5, 2017

Panda-themed Adventure World express debuts in Osaka

A Kuroshio limited express train led by a car with a panda face debuted Saturday in Osaka to lure tourists to Adventure World, the giant wildlife theme park in Wakayama Prefecture where the popular animals are on show. "I'm about to board the train and ...

Myanmar's military chief asks Abe to continue SDF support

National / Politics Aug 5, 2017

Myanmar's military chief asks Abe to continue SDF support

Myanmar's visiting military chief, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, has asked Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to ensure the Self-Defense Forces continue to provide "capacity-building assistance" to Myanmar's national forces. During a meeting at the Prime Minister's Office on Friday, Abe expressed hope that stability and ...

Special counsel Mueller asks White House for Flynn documents: report

World / Politics Aug 5, 2017

Special counsel Mueller asks White House for Flynn documents: report

Investigators working for U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating whether President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign colluded with Russia, have asked the White House for documents related to Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser, The New York Times reported Friday. "Though not a ...

An estimated 2,000 Islamic State fighters remain in Raqqa, Syria

World Aug 5, 2017

An estimated 2,000 Islamic State fighters remain in Raqqa, Syria

About 2,000 Islamic State fighters are estimated to remain in the Syrian city of Raqqa, fighting for their survival in the face of an offensive by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a senior U.S. official said on Friday. Brett McGurk, U.S. special envoy for ...

Extreme weather seen killing 152,000 Europeans a year by 2100

World Aug 5, 2017

Extreme weather seen killing 152,000 Europeans a year by 2100

Europe's death toll from weather disasters could rise 50-fold by the end of this century, with extreme heat alone killing more than 150,000 people a year by 2100 if nothing is done to curb the effects of climate change, scientists said on Friday. In a ...

Suhring twins bring new German cuisine to Tokyo

Food & Drink Aug 5, 2017

Suhring twins bring new German cuisine to Tokyo

by Melinda Joe

Few had heard of new German cuisine when twin chefs Thomas and Mathias Suhring began serving elevated takes on kazespatle (Bavarian pasta made with cheese) and smoked trout at their restaurant, Suhring, in Bangkok, at the start of last year. Less than a year after ...

Sugano, home runs help Giants overwhelm Dragons

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Aug 5, 2017

Sugano, home runs help Giants overwhelm Dragons

The Yomiuri Giants belted three home runs for the sixth straight game and Tomoyuki Sugano went eight innings as the Kyojin clobbered the Chunichi Dragons 8-2 on Saturday afternoon. Before 43,599 at Tokyo Dome, offseason free-agent acquisition Daikan Yoh hit his fourth homer in three ...

Matsuyama stays in contention at Bridgestone Invitational

More Sports / Golf Aug 5, 2017

Matsuyama stays in contention at Bridgestone Invitational

World No. 3 Hideki Matsuyama shot a 3-under-par 67 on Friday to close within three shots of the lead after the second round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. Matsuyama nailed four birdies against a lone bogey at the par-70 Firestone Country Club to finish ...