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Wild otter filmed alive in first Japan sighting since 1979

Aug 18, 2017

Wild otter filmed alive in first Japan sighting since 1979

A wild otter was caught on film on Nagasaki Prefecture's Tsushima Island in February, marking the first sighting of the mammal in Japan in 38 years, a University of the Ryukyus team said Thursday. It is not known whether the observed otter was a Japanese ...

U.S. talks tough on trade deficit as talks on NAFTA revisions begin

Aug 18, 2017

U.S. talks tough on trade deficit as talks on NAFTA revisions begin

The United States drew a hard line for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement on Wednesday, demanding major concessions aimed at slashing trade deficits with Mexico and Canada and boosting U.S. content for autos. At the start of talks in Washington, U.S. President Donald ...

Breakthrough reported in treating peanut allergy

/ Aug 18, 2017

Breakthrough reported in treating peanut allergy

Australian researchers have reported a major breakthrough in the relief of deadly peanut allergy with the discovery of a long-lasting treatment they say offers hope that a cure will soon be possible. In clinical trials conducted by scientists at Melbourne's Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, children ...

Aug 18, 2017

Regional banks' merger dilemma

Regional banks pursuing mergers to ensure their survival should also scrutinize their operations to find areas where they can improve their performances.

Documentary shows former Imperial Navy pilot's cry for peace

Aug 18, 2017

Documentary shows former Imperial Navy pilot's cry for peace

A documentary about a late Japanese wartime fighter pilot who tells people about the miseries of war is finding audiences in a theater in Nagano. The film depicts the story of Kaname Harada, who in his late years started to talk about his experiences from ...

Ishikawa shifts focus to next season, securing PGA Tour card

/ Aug 18, 2017

Ishikawa shifts focus to next season, securing PGA Tour card

Ryo Ishikawa said Wednesday that winning the season-ending Wyndham Championship is not a realistic season-ending goal. Instead, he simply wants to prepare to battle his way back to the PGA Tour. A day before the start of the regular-season finale, Ishikawa, a 14-time winner on the ...

Top League returns with new format

/ Aug 18, 2017

Top League returns with new format

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The new Japan Rugby Top League season kicks off Friday with five games being played across the country. Defending champion Suntory Sungoliath open their campaign against the Canon Eagles with fans, players and coaches alike forced to get used to yet another new format. This season, ...