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Business / Tech Feb 28, 2019

Doctor performs first 5G surgery

Next-generation wireless technology is taking the medical world a crucial step closer to robots performing remotely controlled surgery, a doctor in Spain said Wednesday after carrying out the world's first 5G-powered telementored operation. Doctors have telementored surgeries in the past using wireless networks, but blazing ...

Asia Pacific Feb 28, 2019

U.S. patience with Pakistan wearing thin

As conflict between India and Pakistan escalates to near all-out war, the United States has been thrust into a familiar position of hoping to defuse tensions — but is making no secret it faults Islamabad. U.S. policymakers have grown exasperated with Pakistan for not doing ...

Congo Ebola center attacked and set aflame

World Feb 28, 2019

Congo Ebola center attacked and set aflame

Armed assailants attacked an Ebola treatment center in eastern Congo on Wednesday, setting off a fire and becoming embroiled in an extended gunbattle with security forces, health officials said. The identity and motive of the assailants were unclear. Aid workers have faced mistrust in some ...

Late Momiki goal gives Nadeshiko Japan draw against U.S.

Soccer Feb 28, 2019

Late Momiki goal gives Nadeshiko Japan draw against U.S.

A last-gasp strike from Yuka Momiki earned Japan a deserved 2-2 draw against the United States on Wednesday in the opening round of the four-nation SheBelieves Cup. Momiki smashed home a close-range finish after superb work from Yui Hasegawa in injury time to deny the ...

A delightful picnic to welcome spring

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Feb 28, 2019

A delightful picnic to welcome spring

A delightful picnic to welcome spring There's nothing quite like a picnic amid fresh verdure to ring in spring. From March 18 to June 30, Cafe & Dining Zelkova on the first floor of The Strings Omotesando invites guests to enjoy a picnic-style lunch on ...

Commons Festa event to welcome investors

General | NEWS AND NOTES Feb 28, 2019

Commons Festa event to welcome investors

Commons Asset Management Inc., which celebrates 10 years since the launch of its Commons 30 Fund this year, will hold events in Kyoto in March and Tokyo in April to on the company's fund performances and other activities, as well as offering attendees the ...

TikTok fined in U.S. for app illegally gathering children's data

Business Feb 28, 2019

TikTok fined in U.S. for app illegally gathering children's data

The fast-growing, Chinese-owned video-sharing network TikTok agreed to pay a $5.7 million fine to U.S. authorities to settle charges that it illegally collected personal information from children, officials said Wednesday. The Federal Trade Commission said the penalty for the social network, which had been known ...

Art gallery exhibits traditional katana swords

General | NEWS AND NOTES Feb 28, 2019

Art gallery exhibits traditional katana swords

An exhibition displaying and selling antique katana swords will be held in Yokohama from March 6 to 12. The Omamorigatana Exhibition will take place on the seventh-floor art gallery of Takashimaya's Yokohama Store in Yokohama's Nishi Ward. The admission-free exhibition is open from 10 a.m. ...