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Japan enacts bill aimed at lowering mobile phone fees

Business / Corporate May 10, 2019

Japan enacts bill aimed at lowering mobile phone fees

The Diet enacted a legal revision Friday aimed at lowering mobile phone fees and spurring competition in the country's saturated telecoms market. Amid criticism that Japan's carriers charge too much compared with those in other countries, the bill passed by the Upper House to amend ...

Life in a moon colony: First, dig a tunnel

World / Science & Health May 10, 2019

Life in a moon colony: First, dig a tunnel

As space agencies prepare to return humans to the moon, top engineers are racing to design a machine capable of digging underground colonies for the first lunar inhabitants. "Space is becoming a passion for a lot of people again. There are discussions about going back ...

Surfers eye 2020 Games while enjoying the ride

More Sports May 10, 2019

Surfers eye 2020 Games while enjoying the ride

by Kaz Nagatsuka

A long Golden Week holiday period had just ended the previous day. Not surprisingly, Tsurigasaki Beach wasn't crowded with spectators on Tuesday, the final day of the inaugural Japan Open of Surfing, which was organized by the Nippon Surfing Association. But when the sport makes ...

Alvark, Jets ready for marquee showdown

Basketball / B. League May 10, 2019

Alvark, Jets ready for marquee showdown

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The Alvark Tokyo and Chiba Jets Funabashi are ready to rumble in their championship game rematch. One day before the B. League Championship final, both teams tuned up for the final time, practicing at Yokohama Arena on Friday. The Alvark (44-16 in the regular season) will ...