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Diet approves simultaneous streaming for Japan's public broadcaster NHK

National May 29, 2019

Diet approves simultaneous streaming for Japan's public broadcaster NHK

The Diet on Wednesday authorized public broadcaster NHK to start simultaneous online streaming of its television programs amid the increasing popularity of computer- and handset-based services. NHK, formally called Japan Broadcasting Corp., plans to launch the new service by next March in order to broadcast ...

Renault looks to reassure partner Nissan over Fiat tie-up plans

Business / Corporate May 29, 2019

Renault looks to reassure partner Nissan over Fiat tie-up plans

Renault SA officials Wednesday sought to reassure the firm's alliance partner Nissan Motor Co. over a possible tie-up between the French automaker and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, which could upend the auto industry. Renault and Nissan representatives met outside Tokyo on Wednesday along with officials ...

Winner of spelling bee in Japan moves to next round of U.S. contest

National May 29, 2019

Winner of spelling bee in Japan moves to next round of U.S. contest

Less than three months after winning the 2019 Japan Times Bee, Ariya Narayanasamy spelled himself into the next round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Tuesday. The 12-year-old from Tokyo correctly spelled "bandicoot" and will compete in round three on Wednesday. Hosted in National Harbor ...

World May 29, 2019

France has unverified 'indication' of chemical attack in Syria

France's top diplomat said Tuesday that the country had an "indication" that a chemical attack had been carried out in Syria's Idlib province this month, an attack alleged by Washington last week. "We have an indication that chemical weapons were used in the Idlib region, ...

Business / Tech May 29, 2019

Apple unveils first new iPod model in four years

Apple on Tuesday introduced its first new iPod model in four years, highlighting music and games as it continued to make a priority of serving up digital content. The new-generation iPod touch, essentially an iPhone without the phone calls, was available in more than two ...

Liverpool, Tottenham boast loyal Japanese support

Soccer May 29, 2019

Liverpool, Tottenham boast loyal Japanese support

by Dan Orlowitz

When Liverpool and Tottenham enter the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium pitch on Saturday night for the UEFA Champions League final, the 67,000 fans in Madrid won't be the only ones rapt with anticipation. Nearly 10,000 km away, Japanese supporters of the two English Premier League clubs ...