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Silicon valley battered as Washington turns up antitrust heat

Business Jun 4, 2019

Silicon valley battered as Washington turns up antitrust heat

Technology giants are bracing for sweeping investigations into their business practices as top U.S. antitrust officials and lawmakers carved out a battle plan targeting Silicon Valley's best-known names — sending shares tumbling and raising the prospect of a drawn-out fight with the government. The House ...

Japan to streamline farm export procedures starting next spring

Business Jun 4, 2019

Japan to streamline farm export procedures starting next spring

The government decided Tuesday to centralize aspects of the agricultural product export process, including food safety management and the farm ministry's negotiations with importers, starting next spring in an effort to streamline operations. The move is aimed at cutting down export processing times by making ...

Japan and U.S. to hold working-level trade talks starting next Monday

Business / Economy Jun 4, 2019

Japan and U.S. to hold working-level trade talks starting next Monday

Japan and the United States will hold working-level talks on a proposed bilateral trade pact in Washington next Monday and Tuesday, economic revitalization minister Toshimitsu Motegi said. The Japanese delegation will include bureau directors-general from the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry and the Ministry of ...

Japan ends search for F-35A and plans resumption of flights soon

National Jun 4, 2019

Japan ends search for F-35A and plans resumption of flights soon

The government has stopped searching for an Air Self-Defense Force F-35A that crashed into the Pacific Ocean some two months ago, Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya said Tuesday. The remaining 12 F-35As, deployed at Misawa Air Base in Aomori Prefecture, have been grounded since the accident, ...

Boeing 737s undergo review for wing parts prone to cracking

Business Jun 4, 2019

Boeing 737s undergo review for wing parts prone to cracking

Airlines have begun inspecting 312 of Boeing Co.'s 737 family of aircraft, including some of the grounded 737 Max, because they have wing components that are prone to cracking. The parts must be replaced within 10 days, U.S. regulators said. Boeing informed the Federal Aviation ...

Last known survivor of Sobibor Nazi death camp dies at 96

World Jun 4, 2019

Last known survivor of Sobibor Nazi death camp dies at 96

Semion Rosenfeld, the "last known survivor" of the Nazi death camp Sobibor, has died aged 96, the quasi-governmental Jewish Agency said Monday. The head of the Jewish Agency, Isaac Herzog, said he was "very sad" about the death of Rosenfeld, who he described as a ...

'The Art of Hayami Gyoshu'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Jun 4, 2019

'The Art of Hayami Gyoshu'

by Yukari Tanaka

June 8-Aug. 4 Though known as a nihonga (Japanese-style) artist, Hayami Gyoshu (1894-1935) studied and advocated new painting styles, producing works that broke away from conventional perceptions of the genre. He introduced Western-style painting characteristics and continuously experimented and developed nihonga, helping it become a ...

'Who Opens Up the World?'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Jun 4, 2019

'Who Opens Up the World?'

by Yukari Tanaka

June 1-30 One of the most powerful aspects of art is its ability to expand our perception of the world by introducing viewers to different concepts and new ways of looking at things. "Who Opens Up the World" presents 100 works from the museum's collection, all ...