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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 ...

'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 ...

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 ...