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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, ...

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 ...

Cease-fire monitors accuse South Sudan and rebels of killing civilians

World May 31, 2018

Cease-fire monitors accuse South Sudan and rebels of killing civilians

South Sudan's army massacred civilians, burned children alive and gang-raped women after a supposed cease-fire with rebels in December, according to reports by monitors appointed by the country's East African neighbors over a five-year civil war. South Sudan, which won independence from Sudan in 2011, ...

World May 31, 2018

Central African Republic approves war crimes court

The Central African Republic has approved a law creating a special criminal court to investigate allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity during more than a decade of ethnic and religious conflict, a lawmaker said. Hundreds have died in the violence and scores more ...

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 ...

Fukushima tells world radiation is down, exports up after nuclear crisis

National May 31, 2018

Fukushima tells world radiation is down, exports up after nuclear crisis

Fukushima Gov. Masao Uchibori on Wednesday told the international community that the nuclear-crisis-hit prefecture is mostly decontaminated and that its food exports are picking up. "Our consistent efforts over the seven years have borne fruit and recovery is underway," Uchibori said at a news conference ...