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Meow hear this: Japanese study finds cats recognize their names

National Apr 6, 2019

Meow hear this: Japanese study finds cats recognize their names

Domestic cats recognize their names even though they may not act like they do, according to a new Japanese study. A team including Atsuko Saito, associate professor at Sophia University, studied how cats kept at homes and a so-called cat cafe, where customers can interact ...

Japanese firms move to capitalize on pet boom in China

National Apr 6, 2019

Japanese firms move to capitalize on pet boom in China

An increasing number of Japanese companies are aiming to seize business opportunities from a pet boom in China. DS Pharma Animal Health Co., a Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co. subsidiary that makes drugs for animals, agreed with a Chinese company in late March on the launch ...

David Malpass confirmed as next president of World Bank

Business Apr 6, 2019

David Malpass confirmed as next president of World Bank

David Malpass, U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the World Bank, won unanimous approval from the institution's executive board on Friday, continuing the 73-year tradition of an American running the world's largest development lender. The bank said that Malpass, the U.S. Treasury's undersecretary for ...

Of those subject to Trump travel ban, only 6% got waivers

World Apr 6, 2019

Of those subject to Trump travel ban, only 6% got waivers

The U.S. government granted waivers to just 6 percent of visa applicants subject to its travel ban on a handful of countries during the first 11 months of the ban, new data show. Trump administration officials have pointed to the waiver process embedded in the ...

Boeing cuts 737 Max output in wake of two deadly crashes

World Apr 6, 2019

Boeing cuts 737 Max output in wake of two deadly crashes

Boeing Co. said Friday it plans to cut its monthly 737 aircraft production by nearly 20 percent in the wake of two deadly crashes, signaling it does not expect aviation authorities to allow the plane back in the air anytime soon. Deliveries of Boeing's best-selling ...

Rebels thrash visiting Sunwolves

Rugby Apr 6, 2019

Rebels thrash visiting Sunwolves

The Sunwolves fell 42-15 to the host Melbourne Rebels on Saturday at AAMI Park on the back of some woeful defense and poor execution at set-piece time, particularly in the first half. The hosts ran in six tries to pick up their fifth win of ...

FC Tokyo remains undefeated

Soccer / J. League Apr 6, 2019

FC Tokyo remains undefeated

by Dan Orlowitz

There comes a day when every streak must come to an end. Saturday was not that day for undefeated FC Tokyo or winless Shimizu S-Pulse, as the home side claimed a 2-1 victory at Ajinomoto Stadium on goals from Korean newcomer Na Sang-ho and Brazilian ...

Dodgers hurler Kenta Maeda notches second victory of season

Baseball / MLB Apr 6, 2019

Dodgers hurler Kenta Maeda notches second victory of season

Kenta Maeda claimed his second win of the season Friday as the Los Angeles Dodgers continued their strong start by beating the Colorado Rockies 10-6. The right-hander, making his second start, allowed a run on four hits and four walks, while striking out four over ...