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Metropolitan Expressway to have variable tolling during 2020 Games

National Jun 6, 2019

Metropolitan Expressway to have variable tolling during 2020 Games

The central and Tokyo governments have agreed to introduce variable tolling on the Metropolitan Expressway during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in an attempt to curb daytime traffic and help facilitate the transportation of athletes and goods, sources close to the matter ...

Toyota and Subaru agree to jointly develop electric SUVs

Business / Corporate Jun 6, 2019

Toyota and Subaru agree to jointly develop electric SUVs

Toyota Motor Corp. and Subaru Corp. said Thursday they have agreed to jointly develop an electric sports utility vehicle to be sold under each company's brand. The two automakers said they will co-develop a platform dedicated to battery electric vehicles for midsize and large passenger ...

Mitsubishi weighs buying Bombardier's regional-jet unit

Business Jun 6, 2019

Mitsubishi weighs buying Bombardier's regional-jet unit

Bombardier Inc. is in talks to sell its CRJ regional jet program to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., a move that would end the Canadian industrial champion's involvement in commercial aircraft. Both sides confirmed they were in discussions after the Air Current reported Wednesday that negotiations ...

Airbnb listings in Japan rebound after regulatory freeze

Business Jun 6, 2019

Airbnb listings in Japan rebound after regulatory freeze

Airbnb Inc. says it's back in business in Japan, a year after stricter short-term lodging regulations forced it to freeze a major portion of its listings in the country. There are 50,000 listings available in the country, with another 23,000 rooms in hotels and traditional ...

Bernie Sanders accuses Walmart of paying 'starvation wages'

Business / Corporate Jun 6, 2019

Bernie Sanders accuses Walmart of paying 'starvation wages'

Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Wednesday told Walmart Inc. shareholders and top executives that the world's largest retailer should boost the "starvation"-level wages it pays its workers and stop fueling income inequality. Speaking at Walmart's shareholder meeting, the U.S. senator said: "Despite the ...

YouTube to ban 'hateful,' 'supremacist' videos

Business Jun 6, 2019

YouTube to ban 'hateful,' 'supremacist' videos

YouTube said Wednesday it would ban videos that promote or glorify racism and discrimination as well as those denying well-documented violent events, like the Holocaust or the Sandy Hook school shooting. The announcement by the Google-owned video-sharing platform was the latest of a series of ...

Which Tiananmen narrative is true?

Commentary / World Jun 6, 2019

Which Tiananmen narrative is true?

by Ramesh Thakur

There is little doubt about the Beijing spring of 1989 that called for greater openness, freedoms and democracy in China, or about its suppression. But there is a counter-narrative that receives no mention in the China-bashing mainstream media.

Return to classic summer Italian flavors

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Jun 6, 2019

Return to classic summer Italian flavors

Italian heritage cooking is founded on three basic concepts — simple, fresh and delicious. Such is the doctrine of Aman Tokyo's Italian restaurant Arva, where new summer lunch and dinner menus debuted on June 5. Dining at Arva symbolizes a return to uncomplicated meals that ...