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National / Science & Health Apr 5, 2019

Japan medical panel starts talks on uterus transplants

The Japanese Association of Medical Sciences (JAMS) has established a committee to discuss whether uterus transplants should be allowed in Japan, sources with knowledge of the matter have said. The committee comprises 14 members, including executives of the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology and ...

Nomura to reduce outlets in Japan by 20%

Business / Corporate Apr 5, 2019

Nomura to reduce outlets in Japan by 20%

Nomura Holdings Inc. said Thursday it will reduce the number of its sales outlets in Japan by at least 30, or 20 percent of its 156 domestic outlets, as part of structural reform measures. The brokerage giant aims to cut operating costs by a total ...

Japan's imported auto sales hit second-highest level in 2018

Business / Corporate Apr 5, 2019

Japan's imported auto sales hit second-highest level in 2018

Sales of imported foreign-brand vehicles in Japan in fiscal 2018 increased 1.2 percent from the previous year to 307,682 units, marking their second-highest level ever, the Japan Automobile Importers Association said Thursday. The figure grew for the fourth straight year and surpassed 300,000 units for ...

Wildfires force thousands to evacuate in South Korea

Asia Pacific Apr 5, 2019

Wildfires force thousands to evacuate in South Korea

Thousands of firefighters and soldiers are starting to contain wildfires in South Korea on Friday which have killed one person and forced more than 4,000 people to flee their homes, the South Korean government said. The fires broke out in eastern Gangwon Province on Thursday ...

Toyota, GM and Ford join forces on self-driving safety rules

Business / Corporate Apr 5, 2019

Toyota, GM and Ford join forces on self-driving safety rules

Toyota Motor Corp., General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. have decided to join forces to develop standards for the development of self-driving cars. The three said in a statement they are collaborating with automotive industry group SAE International to establish autonomous vehicle "safety guiding ...

Bayer contains cyberattack it says bore Chinese hallmarks

Business Apr 5, 2019

Bayer contains cyberattack it says bore Chinese hallmarks

German drugmaker Bayer has contained a cyber attack it believes was hatched in China, the company said, highlighting the risk of data theft and disruption faced by big business. Bayer found the infectious software on its computer networks early last year, covertly monitored and analyzed ...

France says 'new elements' in Ghosn case passed to judiciary

Business Apr 5, 2019

France says 'new elements' in Ghosn case passed to judiciary

Renault's internal probe into allegations of financial wrongdoing by former CEO Carlos Ghosn has revealed "new elements" that have been passed onto the authorities, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday. "There are new elements that emerged within the framework of the probe ...

George R.R. Martin: father of 'Game of Thrones'

Entertainment News Apr 5, 2019

George R.R. Martin: father of 'Game of Thrones'

George R.R. Martin, the 70-year-old writer behind HBO's blood-spattered epic "Game of Thrones," has created a multitude of fantasy worlds spanning medieval pasts to distant sci-fi futures. Portly, with a white beard, glasses and usually wearing a cap, Martin has been described as "America's Tolkien" ...

Sunwolves seeking back-to-back victories in Australia

Rugby Apr 5, 2019

Sunwolves seeking back-to-back victories in Australia

Fresh off their first win on Australian soil, the Sunwolves look to knock over the Melbourne Rebels on Saturday for their third win of the season, and set themselves up with a shot at reaching the playoffs. Tony Brown's side is currently fifth and last ...

Smile Japan beats France in opener at worlds

More Sports / Ice Hockey Apr 5, 2019

Smile Japan beats France in opener at worlds

Japan's women's ice hockey team, Smile Japan, blanked France 3-0 behind goalie Nana Fujimoto's 25 saves in their opening game at the world championships in Espoo, Finland, on Thursday. Mei Miura opened the scoring for Japan when she netted a backhander from point-blank range in ...