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Russia's Putin hosts Syria's Assad

World / Politics Nov 21, 2017

Russia's Putin hosts Syria's Assad

Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Syrian leader Bashar Assad to talk about the need to move from military operations to the search for a political solution to Syria's conflict, the Kremlin said Tuesday. Russia is actively trying to build an international consensus around a peace ...

Toyota unveils third-generation 'Avatar'-like robot T-HR3

Business / Tech Nov 21, 2017

Toyota unveils third-generation 'Avatar'-like robot T-HR3

Toyota Motor Corp. unveiled on Tuesday its third-generation humanoid T-HR3 robot, a unit designed to partner with humans — who remotely control it — and assist them in their daily lives. Toyota said it hopes to utilize the T-HR3 in a variety of settings in ...

Business / Tech Nov 21, 2017

Nomura to team up with Indian startups for fintech

Nomura Holdings Inc. has selected information technology startups in India to build innovative solutions for capital markets and investment banking, according to the firm's Indian arm. Eight startups have been chosen from among over 150 global applicants through a 10-week Fin Tech Partnership collaboration program ...

Princess Mako and Kei Komuro's official engagement set for March

National Nov 21, 2017

Princess Mako and Kei Komuro's official engagement set for March

Princess Mako, the eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, and her longtime boyfriend Kei Komuro will be formally engaged in March in a traditional court ceremony, an Imperial Household Agency source said Tuesday. The traditional rite of betrothal called Nosai no Gi is slated for March ...

The maven of Japanese sword fittings

Art Nov 21, 2017

The maven of Japanese sword fittings

by Yoko Haruhara

The special exhibition "Pinnacle of Elegance: Sword Fittings of the Mitsumura Collection" at the Nezu Museum offers a fascinating look at the collection that Toshimo Mitsumura (1877-1955), a wealthy businessman, amassed at the end of the Meiji Era (1868-1912). Mitsumura's passion for swords is ...

Hakuho still two wins up; Kisenosato out

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 21, 2017

Hakuho still two wins up; Kisenosato out

Lone yokozuna Hakuho outlasted fellow Mongolian Ichinojo to maintain his two-win cushion at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. The only grand champion left in the 15-day tournament following Kisenosato's withdrawal earlier in the day, Hakuho (10-0) broke up a mid-ring stalemate and kicked ...

Fighting Brighton salvages point against Stoke

Soccer Nov 21, 2017

Fighting Brighton salvages point against Stoke

Promoted Brighton's promising Premier League campaign continued as it twice came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw at home to Stoke City on Monday. The visitors went ahead through Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting but Pascal Gross equalized just before the break only for Kurt Zouma ...

Hideki Matsui named to 2018 Hall of Fame ballot

Baseball / MLB Nov 21, 2017

Hideki Matsui named to 2018 Hall of Fame ballot

Former New York Yankees slugger Hideki Matsui was among the 33 players on the 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot that was released Monday by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Matsui, who played for the Yankees, the Los Angeles Angels, the Oakland Athletics and ...