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Typhoon Jebi highlights vulnerability of offshore Kansai airport

National Sep 6, 2018

Typhoon Jebi highlights vulnerability of offshore Kansai airport

The typhoon that crippled Kansai International Airport and left thousands of passengers stranded at the facility has exposed the vulnerability of airports built offshore, while also highlighting the challenges facing airport operators in delivering the kind of information the public needs during emergencies. Japan's third-busiest ...

Pizza vending machine attracts crowds in Hiroshima

Business Sep 6, 2018

Pizza vending machine attracts crowds in Hiroshima

Want a piping hot pizza any time you feel like one? So did truck driver Yoshiharu Taniguchi, who craved freshly made Italian pies when he worked long nights. His solution: hunt for a pizza vending machine. He tracked down an Italian company that manufactured them, ...

The rise of state capitalism 2.0

Commentary / World Sep 6, 2018

The rise of state capitalism 2.0

by Alissa Amico

The fall of the Berlin Wall almost 30 years ago represented a high-water mark in the retreat of the state from the global economy, signaling a defeat of socialist economics virtually worldwide. From dirigiste France to communist China, countries with widely divergent economic models ...

Richie Mo'unga to make first start for All Blacks

Rugby Sep 6, 2018

Richie Mo'unga to make first start for All Blacks

Flyhalf Richie Mo'unga will start a test for the first time and scrumhalf Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi could make his debut from the bench for New Zealand in Saturday's Rugby Championship game Argentina in Nelson. The 24-year-old Mo'unga has starred in the Super Rugby for the ...