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Hitachi to take part in Taiwan's shift in energy policy

Business Apr 30, 2018

Hitachi to take part in Taiwan's shift in energy policy

Hitachi Ltd. and a Belgium company have signed a contract with Taiwan's state-owned power utility to build offshore wind turbines on the island's west coast as part of the government's ambitious plan to replace nuclear power with renewable energy. While the Jan De Nul Group ...

Hitachi to take part in Taiwan's shift in energy policy

Business Apr 30, 2018

Hitachi to take part in Taiwan's shift in energy policy

Hitachi Ltd. and a Belgium company have signed a contract with Taiwan's state-owned power utility to build offshore wind turbines on the island's west coast as part of the government's ambitious plan to replace nuclear power with renewable energy. While the Jan De Nul Group ...

Aichi marks 20 years of volunteer Japanese class

National | Regional voices: Chubu Apr 30, 2018

Aichi marks 20 years of volunteer Japanese class

The Aichi International Plaza Japanese Class organized by the Aichi International Association in the Sannomaru Annex Building of the Aichi Prefectural Government in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The teachers are volunteers who do not get paid. The program gained popularity for ...

Negotiators hope to breathe life into Paris accord

World / Science & Health Apr 30, 2018

Negotiators hope to breathe life into Paris accord

Front-line negotiators from more than 190 nations who are gathering this week for climate talks in Bonn face a daunting task: bringing the 2015 Paris Agreement to life. The world's only climate treaty pledges to cap global warming at "well under" 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 ...

Ryota Morioka on target as Anderlecht sinks Charleroi

Soccer Apr 30, 2018

Ryota Morioka on target as Anderlecht sinks Charleroi

Midfielder Ryota Morioka set up Anderlecht's first goal and scored the second in a 3-1 victory over Charleroi on Sunday in the Belgian Pro League championship playoffs. The 27-year-old assisted on Pieter Gerkens' 43rd-minute opener for the home side when he picked out the midfielder ...

Hisashi Iwakuma hits snag in comeback attempt

Baseball / MLB Apr 30, 2018

Hisashi Iwakuma hits snag in comeback attempt

Hisashi Iwakuma faces a delay to his comeback, originally scheduled for late spring, after a lingering right shoulder injury halted a simulated game Saturday at the Seattle Mariners' complex in Peoria, Arizona. Iwakumi, who was invited to the Mariners' spring training this season on a ...

Business Apr 30, 2018

Sainsbury grocer to add Asda in $10 Billion deal with Walmart

U.K. grocer J Sainsbury PLC plans to buy Walmart Inc.'s Asda in a £7.3 billion ($10 billion) deal that would transform the country's supermarket industry and leave the U.S. retailer as the combined company's biggest shareholder. Sainsbury will pay Walmart £2.98 billion in cash and ...

World Apr 30, 2018

South Korea to remove propaganda loudspeakers at border

South Korea will remove propaganda-broadcasting loudspeakers from the border with North Korea this week, officials said Monday, as the rivals move to follow through with their leaders' summit declaration that produced reconciliation steps without a breakthrough in the nuclear standoff. During their historic meeting Friday ...

Using the internet to dig up some basics in Japanese

Bilingual Apr 30, 2018

Using the internet to dig up some basics in Japanese

by Mark Schreiber

Once, many, many years ago, I found a rail pass someone left behind next to a public pay phone in Hamamatsucho Station in Tokyo's Minato Ward. Before handing in the pass into the stationmaster's office for deposit in the お忘れ物承り所 (o-wasuremono uketamawari-jo, lost-and-found department), I ...