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Number of cases of school bullying rises to new high in Japan

National Oct 25, 2018

Number of cases of school bullying rises to new high in Japan

Japanese schools reported a record number of bullying cases in fiscal 2017 amid a nationwide effort to have teachers identify even the most minor cases in order to tackle problems while they are still at an early stage, the education ministry said Thursday Public and ...

China's cut to rare earth output unnerves global manufacturers

Business Oct 25, 2018

China's cut to rare earth output unnerves global manufacturers

The Chinese government is limiting domestic production of rare earth minerals in the second half of the year, a move likely to crimp international exports and send prices for the critical materials soaring, according to data from Adamas Intelligence. China is by far the world's ...

Cathay Pacific reveals data breach affecting 9.4 million passengers

Business Oct 25, 2018

Cathay Pacific reveals data breach affecting 9.4 million passengers

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. said Wednesday that data for about 9.4 million passengers of Cathay and its unit Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Ltd. had been accessed without authorization. Cathay said 860,000 passport numbers, about 245,000 Hong Kong identity card numbers, 403 expired credit card numbers ...

Business Oct 25, 2018

U.S. manufacturers say tariffs are pushing prices higher: Fed

U.S. factories have raised their prices because of tariffs, although inflation has appeared modest or moderate in most parts of the country, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday in its latest report on the economy. The U.S. central bank also said in its latest Beige ...

Chocolate delights abound in afternoon teas

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Oct 25, 2018

Chocolate delights abound in afternoon teas

Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo is getting festive this winter with a cacao-themed afternoon tea series, set to start in December and run through Valentine's Day. Hosted from the hotel's lobby lounge Le Jardin overlooking the Japanese gardens, the event consists of two chapters that each ...

Okisawa sets firsts for international conductor competition

Music Oct 25, 2018

Okisawa sets firsts for international conductor competition

Young, up-and-coming Japanese conductor Nodoka Okisawa won first prize at the Tokyo International Music Competition for Conducting earlier this month. Launched in 1967, the competition has been held every three years and has developed into a competition that, in Asia, represents a gateway to global ...

Masaaki Yuasa: Anime for the discerning fan

Film Oct 25, 2018

Masaaki Yuasa: Anime for the discerning fan

by James Hadfield

Masaaki Yuasa is one of the most exciting directors working in Japanese animation today, with a three-decade career behind him. Yet until last year, you may not even have heard of him. Long the filmmaker of choice for discerning anime fans, the 53-year-old has ...

Maple Leafs remain perfect in away games

More Sports / Ice Hockey Oct 25, 2018

Maple Leafs remain perfect in away games

The Toronto Maple Leafs continued their early season road dominance on Wednesday, collecting a 4-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets to improve to a perfect 5-0-0 in away games this season. John Tavares scored his seventh goal of the season, converting a pass from Mitchell ...