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Theme park Huis Ten Bosch unveils floating capsule hotel

Business Mar 07, 2018

Theme park Huis Ten Bosch unveils floating capsule hotel

A futuristic floating capsule hotel was unveiled to the press Tuesday ahead of its official launch at the Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Nagasaki Prefecture. Huis Ten Bosch Co., the operator of the Dutch-themed attraction, will start trials of the spherical capsule this month ...

Kyushu's Shinmoedake rumbles anew with explosive eruption

National Mar 07, 2018

Kyushu's Shinmoedake rumbles anew with explosive eruption

A volcano which was featured in the 1967 James Bond movie "You Only Live Twice" shot smoke and ash thousands of meters into the sky Tuesday, prompting the cancellation of flights to and from a nearby airport. The eruption is likely to continue for ...

'Ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Rohingya continues: UN

Asia Pacific Mar 07, 2018

'Ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Rohingya continues: UN

Myanmar is continuing its "ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya with a "campaign of terror and forced starvation" in Rakhine state, a U.N. human rights envoy said Tuesday, six months after a military crackdown sparked a mass exodus of the Muslim minority. Some 700,000 Rohingya have ...

Time to welcome our robot overlords?

Art Mar 07, 2018

Time to welcome our robot overlords?

by John L. Tran

"Hello World — For the Post-Human Age" at Art Tower Mito looks at developments in art in the context of digital technology and artificial intelligence. It starts with a lightly comedic farce, in the form of Cecile B. Evans' 2016 multimedia installation "Sprung a ...

Hokkaido hammers struggling Nishinomiya

Basketball / B. League Mar 07, 2018

Hokkaido hammers struggling Nishinomiya

by Ed Odeven

The Nishinomiya Storks were reminded on Tuesday night that it's nearly impossible to win when an opponent routinely makes more than seven out of every 10 shots from inside the arc. The Levanga Hokkaido completed a two-game sweep of the struggling Storks, winning 89-60 in ...

George Washington senior Yuta Watanabe honored at team banquet

Basketball Mar 07, 2018

George Washington senior Yuta Watanabe honored at team banquet

George Washington University senior guard Yuta Watanabe was recognized during the men's basketball team's annual awards banquet on Sunday. The Kagawa Prefecture native received the Patricio Garino Defensive Award after the team's regular season wrapped up last weekend. Watanabe led the team in blocks ...

Manchester United wins five-goal thriller over Crystal Palace

Soccer Mar 07, 2018

Manchester United wins five-goal thriller over Crystal Palace

Manchester United's Nemanja Matic volleyed a stunning added-time winner as it fought back from two goals down to beat Crystal Palace 3-2 at Selhurst Park and climbed to second place in the Premier League on Monday night. Palace, which has never beaten United in the ...

Report says Ichiro poised to return to Mariners

Baseball / MLB Mar 07, 2018

Report says Ichiro poised to return to Mariners

The Mariners and Ichiro Suzuki are close to finalizing a one-year deal for the franchise icon to return to Seattle, according to multiple reports Monday. USA Today first reported the Mariners will bring back the 44-year-old Ichiro, who played in Seattle from 2001-12 during which ...