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44 articles published


Ex-school building thrives as aquarium

National Nov 3, 2018

Ex-school building thrives as aquarium

A former elementary school building in a sparsely populated area in Kochi Prefecture is thriving as an aquarium, with its cumulative visitors topping 100,000 as of Tuesday, about six months after its opening. Closed as a schoolhouse 12 years ago, the three-story building in the ...

The Google walkout is a new kind of worker activism

Business | FOCUS Nov 3, 2018

The Google walkout is a new kind of worker activism

by Noah Feldman

The global walkout by Google workers, a response to Alphabet Inc.'s reported protection of executives accused of sexual misconduct, may be a harbinger of something new in employer-employee relations: empowered workers' moral-political protest directed as much against the general culture as against management. Although the ...

Harvard defends admission policy as Asian-American bias trial wraps up

World Nov 3, 2018

Harvard defends admission policy as Asian-American bias trial wraps up

Harvard University defended its admissions policies Friday against a group accusing it of discriminating against Asian-American applicants in the closing arguments of a trial that could change the role of race in U.S. college admissions. The case in federal court in Boston has pitted the ...

Trump backtracks on suggestion U.S. troops could fire on migrants

World Nov 3, 2018

Trump backtracks on suggestion U.S. troops could fire on migrants

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday backtracked from his suggestion a day earlier that American troops sent to the U.S. border with Mexico would be free to fire on migrants who throw rocks at them, saying that rock-throwers would only be arrested. "They won't have ...

Antlers in control of ACL final

Soccer Nov 3, 2018

Antlers in control of ACL final

by Dan Orlowitz

Kashima Antlers are one step away from long-desired Asian glory after a testy but emphatic 2-0 win over Iran's Persepolis in the first leg of the 2018 AFC Champions League final on Saturday. Former 2002 World Cup venue Kashima Stadium in Ibaraki Prefecture was as ...

All Blacks whip Brave Blossoms

Rugby Nov 3, 2018

All Blacks whip Brave Blossoms

by Andrew McKirdy

Japan scored five tries against the world champion All Blacks but still suffered a 69-31 defeat on Saturday. Japan went into the match at Tokyo's Ajinomoto Stadium — the venue for the opening game of the 2019 Rugby World Cup — having never beaten New ...