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Japan logs goods trade surplus for fourth consecutive half

Business / Economy Oct 19, 2017

Japan logs goods trade surplus for fourth consecutive half

Japan chalked up a goods trade surplus of ¥1.92 trillion ($17 billion) in the fiscal first half amid robust exports to Asia and the United States, but was squeezed by rising energy imports, government data showed Thursday. The surplus for the April-September period, the nation's ...

National Oct 19, 2017

Blue Planet Prize winners honored at Tokyo event

American environmental science professor Gretchen C. Daily and German climate researcher Hans J. Schellnhuber were honored in Tokyo on Wednesday after winning this year's Blue Planet Prize, awarded for contributions toward helping solve global environment problems. The winners, announced in June, and their spouses joined ...

Efforts afoot in Japan to flag fake news ahead of Sunday's election

National Oct 19, 2017

Efforts afoot in Japan to flag fake news ahead of Sunday's election

Media researchers and journalists have ramped up their efforts to identify dubious information on the internet related to Sunday's Lower House election in a bid to stem the spread of fake news affecting voter behavior. Fake news, typically social media stories containing incorrect information, has ...

Business Oct 19, 2017

CNN first to get FAA waiver to fly drones over crowds

CNN received a waiver allowing routine drone flights above crowds, a milestone for the industry seeking greater use of the remote-controlled devices for everything from insurance inspections to covering news. The approval is the first time the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has granted a waiver ...

Buffet offers the flavors of Niigata

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Oct 19, 2017

Buffet offers the flavors of Niigata

The InterContinental Tokyo Bay's Chef's Live Kitchen is offering its 10th Niigata Promotion through Nov. 30. Lunch, dinner and dessert buffets will feature approximately 25 traditional items made using ingredients from Niigata Prefecture. Executive chef Isamu Tsukuda and gourmet journalist Toryu has created the menus ...

Reds look to change image in ACL final

Soccer / J. League Oct 19, 2017

Reds look to change image in ACL final

by Andrew McKirdy

Urawa Reds defender Tomoaki Makino hailed his team's composure and resilience after holding off star-studded Shanghai SIPG to book its place in the Asian Champions League final on Wednesday night. Rafael Silva scored in the 12th minute to give Urawa a 1-0 win over Shanghai ...