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Samsung delays Galaxy Fold phone launch over screen problems

Business / Tech Apr 23, 2019

Samsung delays Galaxy Fold phone launch over screen problems

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. said it will delay the retail launch of its Galaxy Fold smartphone for an unspecified period of time after reviewers discovered problems with the display, a hit to the reputation of the world's largest handset maker. Last week, reviewers started posting ...

Japan and Russia to step up talks on economic activity on disputed isles

National / Politics Apr 23, 2019

Japan and Russia to step up talks on economic activity on disputed isles

Japan and Russia have agreed to start new working-level talks regarding joint economic activity on the four disputed islands off Hokkaido, Foreign Ministry officials said. The director-level task force, launched separately from an existing working-level dialogue involving higher-level officials, is intended to boost coordination on ...

Emperor visits father's tomb before April 30 abdication

National Apr 23, 2019

Emperor visits father's tomb before April 30 abdication

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited the tomb of Emperor Showa in Hachioji, western Tokyo, on Tuesday for an official ceremony to mark the Emperor's abdication on April 30. The visit to his father's mausoleum in the Musashino Imperial Graveyard is among the 11 ceremonies ...

First, there was Matsumura Goshun

Art Apr 23, 2019

First, there was Matsumura Goshun

by Matthew Larking

The recent focus on the vibrant idiosyncratic works of the Edo Period (1603-1868) eccentric painters has left the achievements more traditional masters in neglect. "Road to Shijo School" at the Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya City, is a welcome reparative.

Kei Nishikori reaches third round in Barcelona

Tennis Apr 23, 2019

Kei Nishikori reaches third round in Barcelona

Kei Nishikori advanced to the third round of the Barcelona Open on Tuesday following a 7-5, 6-2 win against Taylor Fritz of the United States. The fourth-seeded Nishikori rallied from a slow start in his second clay tournament of the year to collect the straight-sets ...

Israel Folau issue ignites free-speech debate

Rugby Apr 23, 2019

Israel Folau issue ignites free-speech debate

Australian sport has been taking a hard line against racism, homophobia and gender inequality, but plans to fire Israel Folau over his religious views have some bemoaning "political correctness" gone too far. The devoutly Christian player, one of rugby union's highest profile stars, has been ...