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Nidec to acquire Omron's auto electronics unit for ¥100 billion

Business / Corporate Apr 17, 2019

Nidec to acquire Omron's auto electronics unit for ¥100 billion

Electric motor-maker Nidec Corp. said Tuesday it will acquire component-maker Omron Corp.'s automotive electronics subsidiary for ¥100 billion ($893 million), as it seeks to speed up the development of technology for autonomous and other advanced vehicles. Kyoto-headquartered Nidec will take an entire stake in Omron ...

Small volcanic eruption observed on Mount Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture

National Apr 17, 2019

Small volcanic eruption observed on Mount Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture

After a small eruption was observed Tuesday evening on Mount Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture the weather agency said Wednesday morning no new eruptions had been confirmed, although the volcanic plume could still seen. While there were no immediate reports of injuries from the Tuesday eruption, ...

U.S. expands indefinite detention for asylum-seekers

World Apr 17, 2019

U.S. expands indefinite detention for asylum-seekers

The U.S. attorney general on Tuesday struck down a decision that had allowed some asylum-seekers to ask for bond in front of an immigration judge, an action that expands indefinite detention for some migrants who must wait months or years for their cases to ...

Google blocks Chinese app TikTok in India after court order

Business Apr 17, 2019

Google blocks Chinese app TikTok in India after court order

Google has blocked access to the hugely popular video app TikTok in India to comply with a state court's directive to prohibit its downloads, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. The move comes hours after a court in southern ...

Take things easy with Oage in your corner

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Apr 17, 2019

Take things easy with Oage in your corner

Oage is a lovely older gentleman with big, gorgeous green eyes. At 14 years of age, those eyes have seen a lot and not all of it has been good. Oage came to ARK last year after someone saw him being abused and rescued him. ...

'Kingdom': An admirable try at Chinese history

Film / Reviews Apr 17, 2019

'Kingdom': An admirable try at Chinese history

by Mark Schilling

Why should Japanese kids care about a manga set in China's Warring States Period, (475-221 B.C.)? The players and power struggles are hard enough for professional historians (and this reviewer) to grasp, let alone 10-year-olds. Yasuhisa Hara found a winning answer in "Kingdom," a manga ...

Kei Nishikori bounced from Monte Carlo Masters in second round

Tennis Apr 17, 2019

Kei Nishikori bounced from Monte Carlo Masters in second round

Kei Nishikori had no answer for some magical shot making by world No. 49 Pierre Hugues Herbert, who won their second-round match at the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday. Nishikori, ranked sixth in the world and seeded fifth at the clay-court event, lost 7-5, 6-4 ...

Hakuho moves toward naturalization

Sumo Apr 17, 2019

Hakuho moves toward naturalization

Yokozuna Hakuho has applied for a renunciation of his Mongolian nationality in a move toward acquiring Japanese citizenship, a sumo source said Wednesday. The 34-year-old, whose real name is Munkhbat Davaajargal, had previously indicated a desire to become a naturalized Japanese citizen, a requirement of ...

Peerless Anna Zhigalova dominates women's sumo

Sumo | INSIDE SUMO Apr 17, 2019

Peerless Anna Zhigalova dominates women's sumo

by John Gunning

Hakuho's undefeated run in Osaka last month gave the yokozuna a 15th perfect championship and 42nd title overall. The veteran continues to cement his status as the greatest of all time, and has solidified his place on sumo's Mount Rushmore alongside Raiden, Futabayama and Taiho. If ...