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Caterpillar, Volvo and Komatsu linked to mining abuses in Myanmar: report

World Jun 21, 2018

Caterpillar, Volvo and Komatsu linked to mining abuses in Myanmar: report

Caterpillar, Volvo and Komatsu contribute to abuses in Myanmar by selling machinery used by domestic mining companies implicated in land expropriation, environmental destruction and armed conflict, according to a report published on Wednesday. The three companies "appear to be the dominant brands" represented in the ...

Japan to cancel missile evacuation drills following Trump-Kim summit

National Jun 21, 2018

Japan to cancel missile evacuation drills following Trump-Kim summit

Tokyo has decided to cancel nationwide evacuation exercises designed to prepare for North Korean ballistic missile launches, a government source said Thursday. Following North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's summit this month with U.S. President Donald Trump, the government has changed its stance on the ...

App helps non-Japanese find multilingual medical service

National Jun 21, 2018

App helps non-Japanese find multilingual medical service

by Reiji Yoshida

Are you on the hunt for an English-speaking doctor in Tokyo? A handy smartphone app aims to help foreign residents and visitors easily find multilingual medical services. Japan Hospital Guide, released by Tokyo-based nonprofit organization Japan Medical Support System For Visitors From Abroad (JaMSSVA), shows ...

Scientific study finds asylum seekers boosting European economies

Business Jun 21, 2018

Scientific study finds asylum seekers boosting European economies

Asylum seekers moving to Europe have raised their adopted nations' economic output, lowered unemployment and not placed a burden on public finances, scientists said on Wednesday. An analysis of economic and migration data for the last three decades found asylum seekers added to gross domestic ...

Guest chefs work to create unique artisanal dishes

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Jun 21, 2018

Guest chefs work to create unique artisanal dishes

The Peninsula Tokyo's signature restaurant Peter will collaborate with four award-winning Japanese artisan chefs during a limited edition culinary series from August to November. Each artisan chef will be at Peter for one weekend only, partnering with chef de cuisine Masateru Kiriyama to create lunch ...

Japan resets after avenging '14 loss

Soccer / World Cup Jun 21, 2018

Japan resets after avenging '14 loss

by Sean Miyaguchi

For veterans of Japan's 2014 World Cup campaign, avenging a painful loss at that tournament to Colombia was cause for only momentary celebration, goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima said Wednesday. In the buildup to the rematch between the two sides in Saransk on Tuesday, the 35-year-old custodian ...