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Abe-Li meeting sign of improving Japan-China ties

National / Politics Nov 13, 2017

Abe-Li meeting sign of improving Japan-China ties

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met Monday in Manila, saying they share a desire to further improve bilateral relations and which they noted are getting better. Their meeting came on the heels of talks between Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping ...

Strong earthquake in Iran-Iraq border area kills hundreds

World Nov 13, 2017

Strong earthquake in Iran-Iraq border area kills hundreds

At least 332 people were killed in Iran and Iraq when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted the region on Sunday, state media in the two countries said, and rescuers were searching for dozens trapped under rubble in the mountainous area. State television said more than ...

Japanese firms find profits in going green

National Nov 13, 2017

Japanese firms find profits in going green

Faced with rising costs or difficult market conditions, many Japanese companies have improved their prospects by adopting environmentally friendly business strategies, with some going as far as moving into entirely new industry sectors. A distiller in southwestern Japan and a precision equipment maker in the ...

Icebreaker Shirase leaves for another voyage to Antarctica

National Nov 13, 2017

Icebreaker Shirase leaves for another voyage to Antarctica

The icebreaker Shirase, operated by the Maritime Self-Defense Force, left Tokyo's Harumi pier bound for Antarctica on Sunday. Most members of the 59th Antarctic expedition team will board the ship in Australia on Nov. 28. The Shirase will carry a total of about 180 crew ...

NPB to introduce video challenge system

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Nov 13, 2017

NPB to introduce video challenge system

Starting next season, managers in Japan will be able to request video reviews of calls on the field of play following a decision on Monday by Nippon Professional Baseball. Until now, video reviews were restricted to three plays, balls caught against an outfield wall or ...