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Aleph raided over alleged lease fraud

National / Crime & Legal Feb 19, 2018

Aleph raided over alleged lease fraud

Police on Monday raided facilities of the main successor group to doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo in connection with an alleged case of fraud involving a condominium lease, investigators said. The facilities of the group, known as Aleph, are in Kyoto's Minami Ward and are believed ...

Lawson taps AI for help deciding where to open new stores

Business / Corporate Feb 19, 2018

Lawson taps AI for help deciding where to open new stores

Convenience store chain Lawson Inc. might use artificial intelligence to help it make decisions about opening new stores, company officials said Sunday. Lawson aims to enhance the capability of stores to fulfill particular needs in each region by using AI to collect and analyze marketing ...

Curlers left bemused by doping allegation

Olympics / Winter Olympics / Curling Feb 19, 2018

Curlers left bemused by doping allegation

Of all the questions surrounding reports of a Russian curler's alleged doping infraction at the Pyeongchang Olympics, the biggest is why? Why would an athlete in one of the Winter Games' least taxing and least physically demanding sports feel it necessary to use performance-enhancing drugs? Even ...