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Top Iwate brewery turns to AI for high-tech assist with sake

National Jun 2, 2018

Top Iwate brewery turns to AI for high-tech assist with sake

An award-winning sake brewery in the Tohoku region is eyeing a new approach to sake production that uses artificial intelligence to assist skilled workers. Nanbu Bijin Co. in Ninohe, Iwate Prefecture, is developing an AI tool to find the best time to drain water in ...

Commentary / World Jun 2, 2018

'Fake news' laws are a fake solution

by Adam Minter

In the waning days of Malaysia's recent election campaign, then-opposition leader Mahathir Mohamad was investigated under the country's anti-fake news law. Had he been charged and convicted, he could have spent as much as six years in prison. Instead, Mahathir was elected prime minister with ...

Italy clobbers Yamaha Jubilo in exhibition match

Rugby Jun 2, 2018

Italy clobbers Yamaha Jubilo in exhibition match

A team built around Italy internationals trounced Japan Top League side Yamaha Jubilo 52-19 on Saturday in a warmup match ahead of the Azzurri's two June tests against the Brave Blossoms. Time after time, the Italian offloads led to line breaks, while Jubilo were worn ...

Yuzuru Hanyu gives gloves to Olympic Museum

Olympics Jun 2, 2018

Yuzuru Hanyu gives gloves to Olympic Museum

Figure skating superstar Yuzuru Hanyu has donated a pair of gloves to the Olympic Museum in Switzerland following a request by the IOC, an informed source said recently. The 23-year-old, a two-time Olympic champion, submitted a pair of Japan delegation gloves from the Pyeongchang Winter ...

Angels shut down Rangers

Baseball / MLB Jun 2, 2018

Angels shut down Rangers

Shohei Ohtani doubled for his first hit in four games as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Texas Rangers 6-0 on Friday. After Albert Pujols hit a two-run home run to put Los Angeles ahead in the bottom of the first inning, the 23-year-old Ohtani ...