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School affected by Kawasaki knife rampage reopens

National / Crime & Legal Jun 5, 2019

School affected by Kawasaki knife rampage reopens

An elementary school whose students were attacked in a deadly knife rampage last week in Kawasaki reopened Wednesday, with teachers and security guards keeping a lookout for pupils as they traveled to and from the school. Following the May 28 attack on children waiting for ...

Business Jun 5, 2019

Japan eyes legislation to regulate global and domestic tech giants

The government said Wednesday it plans to submit a bill to the Diet next year to regulate global and domestic technology giants amid concerns some are stifling fair competition due to their overwhelming market share. The bill to enhance transparency in the business transactions of ...

Top tech execs will be asked to testify in U.S. House probe

Business Jun 5, 2019

Top tech execs will be asked to testify in U.S. House probe

Leaders of big tech companies will be asked to testify as part of an investigation into whether the companies misuse their massive market power, the head of the U.S. House Judiciary subcommittee leading the probe said on Tuesday. The comments came a day after sources ...

Japan comes up empty in scoreless draw with Trinidad and Tobago

Soccer Jun 5, 2019

Japan comes up empty in scoreless draw with Trinidad and Tobago

Japan showed plenty of attacking energy but was foiled by Trinidad and Tobago 'keeper Marvin Phillip in Wednesday's scoreless draw. Although fans at Toyota Stadium were denied a national team debut from 18-year-old wunderkind Takefusa Kubo, who was left off the bench, Japan, ranked 26th ...

Beach cleanup held at Olympic surfing venue

Olympics Jun 5, 2019

Beach cleanup held at Olympic surfing venue

Surfers and students participated in a trash-picking event at the surfing venue of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday in a bid to raise awareness about ocean plastic pollution in the buildup to the games. Teen surfer Minori Kawai, who is hoping to qualify for ...