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13 Tokyo Metro stations added to Google Street View

National May 30, 2018

13 Tokyo Metro stations added to Google Street View

Google Street View is now available for the platforms and concourses of 13 Tokyo Metro Co. subway stations. With the new service, which was introduced Monday, users can check underground routes at the terminals in advance. The stations are Akasaka, Akasaka-Mitsuke, Asakusa, Ueno, Gaienmae, Kojimachi, Shinbashi, ...

Government mulls easing restrictions on foreign workers

National May 30, 2018

Government mulls easing restrictions on foreign workers

The government may allow 500,000 low-skilled foreign workers entry to the country for a maximum of five years though fiscal 2025 as a part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's new economic policy outline expected to be released in mid-June, according to sources. Under the new ...

New Pompeii discovery shows man crushed trying to flee eruption

World May 30, 2018

New Pompeii discovery shows man crushed trying to flee eruption

Officials at the Pompeii archaeological site have announced a dramatic new discovery, the skeleton of a man crushed by an enormous stone while trying to flee the explosion of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Pompeii officials on Tuesday released a photograph showing the skeleton protruding ...

'Deadpool 2': A tad tame but still a ton of fun

Film / Reviews May 30, 2018

'Deadpool 2': A tad tame but still a ton of fun

by James Hadfield

Blame it on the Bat. For a brief period, Deadpool seemed like the most subversive player on the cinematic superhero circuit, deflating the genre's pretensions with a barrage of self-referential humor and fourth wall-breaking asides. But after last year's "The Lego Batman Movie," he's ...

Naomi Osaka books spot in third round at French Open

More Sports / Tennis May 30, 2018

Naomi Osaka books spot in third round at French Open

Naomi Osaka advanced to the third round at the French Open on Wednesday, defeating Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas in straight sets. Osaka, the 21st seed in the women's draw, needed 1 hour, 23 minutes to complete her 6-4, 7-5 victory over the 24-year-old Diyas, who is ...

Maeda exits game in second with strained hip

Baseball / MLB May 30, 2018

Maeda exits game in second with strained hip

Kenta Maeda made a second-inning exit after sustaining a right-hip strain on Tuesday and suffered his fourth loss as the Los Angeles Dodgers lost 6-1 to the Philadelphia Phillies. Maeda (4-4), who was looking for his third straight win, allowed two runs on three hits ...

Georgian wrestler Tochinoshin officially promoted to ozeki

Sumo May 30, 2018

Georgian wrestler Tochinoshin officially promoted to ozeki

Georgian wrestler Tochinoshin was officially promoted to sumo's second-highest rank of ozeki by the Japan Sumo Association on Wednesday. The 30-year-old, whose real name is Levan Gorgadze, became the third European wrestler to reach the rank, moving up from sekiwake. He is the first new ...