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Two people die as weakening Typhoon Noru heads toward Shikoku

National Aug 6, 2017

Two people die as weakening Typhoon Noru heads toward Shikoku

A slow-moving but weakening Typhoon Noru, at one point the strongest storm in the world this year, approached Japan's main islands on Sunday, leaving two people dead and prompting evacuation advisories to be issued for hundreds of thousands of people. The typhoon may make landfall ...

National Aug 6, 2017

Gist of 72nd Hiroshima Peace Declaration

The gist of Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui's Peace Declaration on the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing: The "hell" seen in Hiroshima after the atomic bombing could occur again at any time as long as nuclear weapons continue to exist. Nuclear weapons are useless for national ...

A-bomb victim's paper crane donated to WWII air base in Utah

National Aug 6, 2017

A-bomb victim's paper crane donated to WWII air base in Utah

A paper crane made by Sadako Sasaki, a young Japanese victim of the Hiroshima atomic bombing who died of leukemia a decade after the attack, was donated Saturday to a former training site for U.S. bombing crews during World War II. Yuji Sasaki, 47, Sadako's ...

Mercosur trade bloc suspends Venezuela, urges immediate end to 'repression'

World / Politics Aug 6, 2017

Mercosur trade bloc suspends Venezuela, urges immediate end to 'repression'

South American trade bloc Mercosur suspended Venezuela indefinitely on Saturday, adding to international pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to dismantle a newly created pro-government constituent assembly and restore democracy. Foreign ministers of Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil announced the decision in Sao Paulo, urging Maduro ...

Editorials Aug 6, 2017

Work-hour deregulation

The government's proposed scheme to exempt certain employees from legal work-hour regulations needs to be scrutinized from the viewpoint of protecting workers' interests from labor abuse.