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Extra Diet session on Sept. 28, Suga confirms

National / Politics Sep 22, 2017

Extra Diet session on Sept. 28, Suga confirms

by Reiji Yoshida

The Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe formally decided Friday to convene an extraordinary Diet session next Thursday, which Abe is expected to immediately close by dissolving the Lower House despite opposition allegations that it would constitute a violation of Article 53 of the ...

Tokyo Motor Show to showcase cutting-edge automotive technologies

Business Sep 22, 2017

Tokyo Motor Show to showcase cutting-edge automotive technologies

Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association Chairman Hiroto Saikawa has called on the public to visit the Tokyo Motor Show, scheduled to be held from late October, to see the world's latest technologies. "We hope to make the event the world's best technology show," Saikawa, also president ...

Nuclear experts head to China to test experimental reactors

Business Sep 22, 2017

Nuclear experts head to China to test experimental reactors

With scientists from Western nations finding it difficult to raise enough money to build experimental plants at home, China is becoming the testing ground for a new breed of nuclear power stations designed to be safer and cheaper. China National Nuclear Power Co. this month ...

Business Sep 22, 2017

Death Wish Coffee recalls Nitro brew over possible toxin

Death Wish Coffee Co, a New York coffee maker that sells what it says is the "World's Strongest Coffee," is recalling cans of its Nitro Cold Brew because of the risk that some could contain the deadly toxin botulin. No illnesses have been reported to ...

Goeido loses again, lead cut to just one

Sumo Sep 22, 2017

Goeido loses again, lead cut to just one

Ozeki Goeido suffered a second straight shock defeat Friday and saw his lead cut to one heading into the final weekend of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Goeido, seeking a second career championship title, was second best throughout his match against fifth-ranked maegashira Takakeisho and ...

High school slugger Kiyomiya plans to turn pro

Baseball Sep 22, 2017

High school slugger Kiyomiya plans to turn pro

Kotaro Kiyomiya, who holds the unofficial high school baseball record of 111 home runs, on Friday expressed his intention to turn professional. "I have decided to try for my next big dream with the understanding of how tough it is to be a pro," the ...

Mihara 2nd at Autumn Classic in Canada after short program

Figure Skating Sep 22, 2017

Mihara 2nd at Autumn Classic in Canada after short program

Mai Mihara safely landed three jumps and placed second after the women's short program on the first day of action at the Autumn Classic International on Thursday. Reigning Four Continents champion Mihara earned 66.18 points to finish behind local favorite and world silver medalist Kaetlyn ...