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80% of students plan to vote when they turn 18: survey

National / Politics Oct 20, 2017

80% of students plan to vote when they turn 18: survey

Some 80 percent of students polled say they plan to vote after turning 18, the minimum voting age, according to a private think tank. The survey, released Wednesday, collected postal responses from some 11,000 children ranging from fourth grade to high school in summer 2016. ...

Senators propose social media ad disclosures amid Russia probe

World / Politics Oct 20, 2017

Senators propose social media ad disclosures amid Russia probe

After months of congressional investigations into Russian interference with U.S. elections, legislation is gaining traction as senators introduced a bipartisan plan to impose new disclosure requirements for political ads on Facebook, Twitter, Google and other social media. "Election security is national security," said Democratic Sen. ...

Living color: Basking in Tochigi's golden hues

Travel Oct 20, 2017

Living color: Basking in Tochigi's golden hues

by Stephen Mansfield

Traveling into the Shiobara Valley by bus, visitors are assailed by the rich, intensely cultivated fields of Nasunogahara. The reformations that characterized Japan's Meiji Era (1868 -1912) were not confined to political or social change, the volcanic wasteland of Nasunogahara undergoing a transformation of ...

Kitasan Black to retire after Arima Kinen

More Sports / Horse Racing Oct 20, 2017

Kitasan Black to retire after Arima Kinen

Kitasan Black, a five-time Grade One race winner, will retire after the Arima Kinen in December, the stallion's trainer Hisashi Shimizu said on Friday. "(Kitasan Black's) owner (Saburo Kitajima) decided that he would retire this year after running the autumn Tenno-sho, the Japan Cup and ...

Leitch to lead Japan in upcoming tests

More Sports / Rugby Oct 20, 2017

Leitch to lead Japan in upcoming tests

Toshiba Brave Lupus forward Michael Leitch will lead Japan in its upcoming four matches, head coach Jamie Joseph announced Thursday in naming his 34-man squad for the game against a World XV and tests against Australia, Tonga and France. Leitch had made himself unavailable for ...