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Popular 'Evangelion' bullet train makes final run

National May 13, 2018

Popular 'Evangelion' bullet train makes final run

A shinkansen featuring a design inspired by the popular Japanese animation series "Neon Genesis Evangelion" made its final run on Sunday, drawing throngs of fans to witness the last journey. Around 1,200 people, including anime fans and train enthusiasts, gathered on a platform at Shin-Osaka ...

Japanese firms pitch next-generation 'smart city' technologies in New York

Business May 13, 2018

Japanese firms pitch next-generation 'smart city' technologies in New York

As technology to create energy-efficient "smart cities" proliferates, four Japanese companies have shown off their prowess in advanced environmental and information technologies as part of a related exhibition in New York. Daikin Industries Ltd., Hitachi Ltd., Panasonic Corp. and Shimizu Corp. participated last week in ...

Roaring like jet engines, new crack opens at Hawaii volcano

World May 13, 2018

Roaring like jet engines, new crack opens at Hawaii volcano

A new fissure roaring like jet engines and spewing magma opened on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Saturday, piling lava as high as a four-story building, as the area torn by the U.S. volcano's eruption spread. The crack in pasture land on Kilauea's east flank was ...

Jour Polaire digs in to win Victoria Mile

More Sports / Horse Racing May 13, 2018

Jour Polaire digs in to win Victoria Mile

Eighth-favorite Jour Polaire bested the all-female pack on the outside Sunday to capture the 13th running of the Victoria Mile and earn her first Grade 1 victory. Jour Polaire, ridden by Hideaki Miyuki, held steady in the middle of the group before outdistancing the leaders ...

Urawa draws blank against lowly Tosu

Soccer / J. League May 13, 2018

Urawa draws blank against lowly Tosu

Urawa Reds dominated possession but lacked a finishing touch Sunday as they were held to a 0-0 draw by visiting Sagan Tosu in the J. League. Urawa came into the match on the edge of the relegation zone on 15 points with just one league ...