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Canon ends film camera business after more than 80 years

Business 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 ...

Thailand picked for Toto's latest Washlet plant

Business / Corporate 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 ...

Princess Aiko to join summer school program in London

National May 31, 2018

Princess Aiko to join summer school program in London

Princess Aiko, the only child of Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, will study at Eton College on the outskirts of London from late July to early August, sources close to the matter said Thursday. The 16-year-old princess, currently a second-year student at Gakushuin ...

Gender pay gap could cost world $160 trillion: World Bank

Business / Economy May 31, 2018

Gender pay gap could cost world $160 trillion: World Bank

Gender inequality in the workplace could cost $160 trillion in lost earnings globally, a World Bank study showed Wednesday, as pressure to address the pay gap grows. That represents the difference between the combined lifetime income of everyone of working age in the world today ...

U.S. missile defense systems gaining against Kim's ICBM threat: GAO

Business May 31, 2018

U.S. missile defense systems gaining against Kim's ICBM threat: GAO

The U.S. network of ground-based interceptors intended to defend against an intercontinental ballistic missile fired from North Korea "achieved a number of major accomplishments" in 2017, according to the General Accountability Office. The system managed by Boeing Co. conducted its first successful flight test of ...

Brunch offers cityscape views

General | NEWS AND NOTES May 31, 2018

Brunch offers cityscape views

The newly renovated The Tavern — Grill & Lounge at Andaz Tokyo at Toranomon Hills is offering a relaxing weekend brunch with amazing views overlooking the Tokyo skyline. Guests can choose one of three versions of mimosa at the mimosa station, followed by unlimited starters ...

Rainy season is a great time to binge-watch anime

TV | Wide Angle May 31, 2018

Rainy season is a great time to binge-watch anime

by Matt Schley

The anime season that began in April is winding down, meaning that those who prefer to wait and ingest their anime in one flat-out, high-speed burn are starting to look around for series to binge. This season saw several classic franchises get a high-tech makeover, ...

Tokyo 2020 marathon route unveiled

Olympics / Summer Olympics 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 ...

Nishino reveals 23-man squad for World Cup

Soccer 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 ...