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Canon ends film camera business after more than 80 years

May 31, 2018

Canon ends film camera business after more than 80 years

Canon Inc. has put an end to more than 80 years of its film camera business. The company recently announced on its website the end of sales of the EOS-1v, its last remaining film camera model, as inventories ran out. Canon ceased production of the ...

May 31, 2018

122 pregnant minke whales killed in Japan's annual whale hunt: report

A highly controversial annual whaling expedition Tokyo defends as scientific research but that conservationists call "gruesome and unnecessary" killed 122 pregnant minke whales, a report by Japanese authorities shows. The four-month expedition in the Antarctic ended in March after the fleet killed 333 minke whales ...

Zinedine Zidane steps down as Real Madrid coach

May 31, 2018

Zinedine Zidane steps down as Real Madrid coach

Zinedine Zidane quit as Real Madrid coach on Thursday, less than a week after leading the team to its third straight Champions League title, saying the club needed a change in command. The 45-year-old Zidane, who was coach for two-and-a-half seasons, said he felt it ...

Tokyo 2020 marathon route unveiled

/ May 31, 2018

Tokyo 2020 marathon route unveiled

The marathon and race walking courses for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games will start and finish at New National Stadium and take competitors on a scenic tour of iconic city landmarks, organizers said Thursday. The organizing committee said the marathon course showcases the ...

/ May 31, 2018

Shohei Ohtani listed on MLB All-Star ballot as designated hitter

Los Angeles Angels two-way talent Shohei Ohtani was listed on the All-Star ballot as a designated hitter as Major League Baseball's Communications Twitter account released the fan ballot for each league on Wednesday. Ohtani, one of nine Angels players on the ballot, could either be ...

Thailand picked for Toto's latest Washlet plant

/ May 31, 2018

Thailand picked for Toto's latest Washlet plant

Leading Japanese toilet maker Toto Ltd. has picked Thailand to build a plant for its Washlet electronic toilet seats in a bid to cash in on the product's growing demand in Asia. Toto (Thailand) Co., its wholly owned subsidiary, had said it planned to begin ...

Dodgers hurler Kenta Maeda placed on 10-day DL with hip strain

/ May 31, 2018

Dodgers hurler Kenta Maeda placed on 10-day DL with hip strain

Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Kenta Maeda was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with a right hip strain. Maeda was removed from his start against the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday in the second inning and a subsequent MRI revealed the injury, sending him to ...

Nishino reveals 23-man squad for World Cup

May 31, 2018

Nishino reveals 23-man squad for World Cup

by Andrew McKirdy

National team manager Akira Nishino named his 23-man squad for next month's World Cup in Russia on Thursday and targeted at least a draw from each of Japan's first-round games against Colombia, Senegal and Poland. "My biggest goal is for us to play in a ...

/ May 31, 2018

China issues rules to get tough on academic integrity

China has issued new guidelines to enforce academic integrity in science that include plans to "record and assess" the conduct of scientists and institutions and punish anyone guilty of misconduct, state news agency Xinhua reported. The guidelines, released on Wednesday by the ruling Communist Party ...