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Women's university in Tokyo to accept transgender students from 2020

National Jul 3, 2018

Women's university in Tokyo to accept transgender students from 2020

A national women's university in Tokyo will start accepting students in April 2020 who were assigned male at birth but identify as female. The education ministry said it believes Ochanomizu University will become Japan's first women's university to accept transgender students. Ochanomizu, founded in 1875, ...

Renowned <I>rakugo</I> storyteller Katsura Utamaru dies at 81

National Jul 3, 2018

Renowned rakugo storyteller Katsura Utamaru dies at 81

Rakugo comic storyteller Katsura Utamaru, known for his superb skill in telling classic humorous stories, died Monday of a lung illness, an association of rakugo storytellers said. He was 81. Utamaru, whose real name was Iwao Shiina, was also popular outside of rakugo, and was ...

Trump looks to ban China Mobile from U.S. market over security concerns

Business Jul 3, 2018

Trump looks to ban China Mobile from U.S. market over security concerns

The Trump administration moved against letting China Mobile Ltd. enter the U.S. telecommunications market, saying the government-owned company would pose national security risks. The Federal Communications Commission should deny China Mobile's application, submitted in 2011, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration said in a filing ...

Gordon Matta-Clark: Out of the rubble

Art Jul 3, 2018

Gordon Matta-Clark: Out of the rubble

by Katherine Whatley

It's New York in the 1970s. The optimism of '60s America has faded into cynicism and despair. The city is so broke that it's almost bankrupt. People are fleeing to the suburbs and industry New York is shutting down, leaving abandoned warehouses, homes and ...