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Japanese firms said behind schedule in joining F-35A production

Business Sep 14, 2017

Japanese firms said behind schedule in joining F-35A production

Japanese production of the F-35A stealth fighter remains stuck on the tarmac, a recent survey by Japan's Board of Audit shows. The Air Self-Defense Force plans to adopt the cutting-edge fighter jet, but nothing is happening due to several delays in the process, leading the ...

Business / Tech Sep 14, 2017

EU wants internet policing increased

Companies including Google, Facebook and Twitter could face European Union laws forcing them to be more proactive in removing illegal content if they do not do more to police what is available on the internet. The European Union executive outlined in draft guidelines how internet ...

Trump bars Chinese equity firm from buying U.S. chipmaker Lattice

Business Sep 14, 2017

Trump bars Chinese equity firm from buying U.S. chipmaker Lattice

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday blocked a Chinese-backed private equity firm from buying a U.S. chipmaker, sending a clear signal to Beijing that Washington will oppose deals that involve technologies with potential military applications. Canyon Bridge Capital Partners' planned $1.3 billion acquisition of Lattice ...

China endorses Myanmar's crackdown; U.N. sees 'ethnic cleansing'

Asia Pacific Sep 14, 2017

China endorses Myanmar's crackdown; U.N. sees 'ethnic cleansing'

China has endorsed Myanmar's offensive against Rohingya Muslim insurgents, though the U.N. secretary-general said the operation, which has forced nearly 400,000 people to flee to Bangladesh, was best described as "ethnic cleansing." The Myanmar military offensive in the western state of Rakhine was triggered by ...

Editorials Sep 14, 2017

Catch quotas for Pacific saury

If Japan wants other countries to observe internationally agreed regulations on the fishing of bluefin tuna, Pacific saury and chub mackerel, it must set an example by following them itself.

Iconic Tokyo hotel celebrates 102 years

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Sep 14, 2017

Iconic Tokyo hotel celebrates 102 years

In commemoration of its 102nd anniversary, The Tokyo Station Hotel that is located in the classic European-style, red-brick station building, the Premium Breakfast Buffet will be available at The Atrium, the guest lounge of the hotel from Oct. 3 to 6, and on Nov. ...

Unbeaten Onosho tops Harumafuji

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 14, 2017

Unbeaten Onosho tops Harumafuji

Onosho upset Harumafuji in his first match against a yokozuna on Thursday, becoming the only wrestler with a perfect 5-0 record at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. The 21-year-old No. 3 maegashira dodged the yokozuna's forceful shoves and got him off balance before slapping him ...

Nara ousted by Wang at Japan Women's Open

More Sports / Tennis Sep 14, 2017

Nara ousted by Wang at Japan Women's Open

Local favorite Kurumi Nara's hopes of reaching the quarterfinals of the Japan Women's Open were shattered on Thursday with a straight sets defeat to China's Wang Qiang. World No. 57 Wang broke 108th-ranked Nara five times in a dominant display en route to a 6-2, ...

IOC formally awards Paris 2024 Olympics, LA 2028 Games

Olympics Sep 14, 2017

IOC formally awards Paris 2024 Olympics, LA 2028 Games

Paris was awarded the 2024 Summer Olympics and Los Angeles was handed the 2028 edition on Wednesday, as the International Olympic Committee broke with decades of tradition to vote on a unique double allocation. Paris, which has hosted two previous Olympics, will stage the event ...