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'Dokaben' baseball manga series concludes after 46-year run

National Jun 28, 2018

'Dokaben' baseball manga series concludes after 46-year run

Popular baseball manga series "Dokaben" ended its 46-year run with a final entry published in a weekly comic magazine released Thursday. Many people in their 40s and 50s who had read the series by Shinji Mizushima as youngsters reminisced about how they learned about baseball ...

Vietnam forces Facebook and Google to pick privacy or growth

Business Jun 28, 2018

Vietnam forces Facebook and Google to pick privacy or growth

Vietnam's new cybersecurity law could force Alphabet Inc.'s Google and Facebook Inc. to choose between access to one of Asia's fastest-growing digital economies and protecting their users' privacy. The law, which goes into effect Jan. 1 after the National Assembly passed it this month, requires ...

Actress Kirin Kiki wants an ending with no twists

Film Jun 28, 2018

Actress Kirin Kiki wants an ending with no twists

by Mai Yoshikawa

When life gave her lemons, film star Kirin Kiki didn't make lemonade, but wild grass enzyme juice. It's the only thing that has satisfied her taste buds since her advanced-stage cancer caused her to lose her appetite, and even her desire for alcohol has vanished ...