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Emperor and Empress meet with nuclear evacuees in Fukushima

National Jun 9, 2018

Emperor and Empress meet with nuclear evacuees in Fukushima

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko met evacuees from the March 2011 tsunami-triggered nuclear disaster on Saturday as they began a three-day visit to Fukushima that was expected to be their last to the region before his abdication next year. The Imperial Couple visited a housing ...

Malaysia's Mahathir calls for review of Trans-Pacific trade pact

Business / Economy Jun 9, 2018

Malaysia's Mahathir calls for review of Trans-Pacific trade pact

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad called for a review of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, saying smaller economies like Malaysia were at a disadvantage under the current terms. In an interview with Japan's Nikkei published Saturday, Mahathir said the trade pact — which includes Japan ...

Kia recalls 507,000 vehicles in U.S. for air bag issues

Business Jun 9, 2018

Kia recalls 507,000 vehicles in U.S. for air bag issues

Kia Motors Corp. said Friday it was recalling more than 507,000 vehicles in the United States because an electronic glitch may prevent air bags from deploying in a crash. The recall follows an announcement in March by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that ...

China reportedly hacked U.S. Navy undersea warfare plans

Asia Pacific Jun 9, 2018

China reportedly hacked U.S. Navy undersea warfare plans

Chinese government hackers compromised the computers of a U.S. Navy contractor and stole a large amount of highly sensitive data on undersea warfare, including plans for a supersonic anti-ship missile for use on U.S. submarines, The Washington Post reported on Friday, citing unnamed U.S. ...

Takaoka crafts a new tourism industry

Lifestyle Jun 9, 2018

Takaoka crafts a new tourism industry

by Mio Yamada

In the entrance of Nousaku in Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture, a group of schoolchildren skip by and point excitedly at an eclectic display of hundreds of brightly colored objects. Other visitors, meanwhile, look down in wonder toward the concrete floor, where a huge golden silhouette ...

Samurai Blue get blanked by Switzerland in friendly

Soccer Jun 9, 2018

Samurai Blue get blanked by Switzerland in friendly

Japan lost 2-0 to Switzerland in a pre-World Cup friendly on Friday, just six days before the start of the tournament in Russia. Ricardo Rodriguez and Haris Seferovic scored to seal Switzerland's win at Stadium Cornaredo in the Swiss border city of Lugano. Japan, currently 61st ...