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National Apr 10, 2018

Japan pushes renewables, keeps nuclear in energy plan through 2050

Renewable energy development will accelerate and Japan will keep its current policy of lowering its dependence on nuclear power as it aims for a low-carbon society, a government panel report on the energy plan through 2050 showed Tuesday. The long-term policy comes as Japan lags ...

Japanese government grants Rakuten's entry into cellphone market

Business Apr 10, 2018

Japanese government grants Rakuten's entry into cellphone market

The government has formally approved Rakuten Inc.'s entry into the country's mobile telecommunications sector with its own wireless network, potentially sparking a price war in an already saturated market. Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Seiko Noda issued the certificate Monday. The e-commerce giant will start ...

U.S. weighs multinational military response to Syria attack, sources say

World Apr 10, 2018

U.S. weighs multinational military response to Syria attack, sources say

The United States is weighing a multinational military response to the suspected Syrian poison gas attack, U.S. officials said Monday, as experts listed several key facilities that could be viable targets. U.S. President Donald Trump promised forceful action on Monday, saying a decision would be ...

Kyotographie is still on the up and up

Art Apr 10, 2018

Kyotographie is still on the up and up

by Matthew Larking

The sixth edition of Kyotographie, Kyoto's annual celebration of local and international photography, which opens in venues across the city on April 14, is titled "Up." This year, the collection of exhibitions address France-Japan relations: the 160th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations ...

Shohei Ohtani receives AL Player of the Week honor

Baseball / MLB Apr 10, 2018

Shohei Ohtani receives AL Player of the Week honor

Shohei Ohtani was named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending Sunday, MLB announced Monday. At 23 years and 9 months old, the Los Angeles Angels' rising star became the youngest Japanese player to receive the award in the majors. It ...