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Japanese government adopts draft bill to create high-tech 'supercities'

Business Jun 7, 2019

Japanese government adopts draft bill to create high-tech 'supercities'

The government on Friday adopted a draft bill to realize its "supercity" initiative to create cities that make use of artificial intelligence, big data and other advanced technologies. In such cities, autonomous driving, cashless payments, goods delivery by drone and novel services using sophisticated technologies ...

World Jun 7, 2019

Warhead to counter North Korean threat has problems

Raytheon Co.'s project to develop a new interceptor warhead for America's ground-based missile defense system is estimated to increase in cost by almost $600 million because of "major design concerns" since the contract was awarded, according to congressional auditors. The company received a $1 billion ...

Elizabeth Warren rises in 2020 race as policy focus catches fire

World / Politics Jun 7, 2019

Elizabeth Warren rises in 2020 race as policy focus catches fire

Elizabeth Warren has been climbing in the Democratic presidential contest by using a stream of policy blueprints and hours of selfies with voters to chip away at her immediate target: Bernie Sanders. Warren's path to directly challenging front-runner Joe Biden runs through Sanders, her main ...

Sunwolves shake up lineup for match against Stormers

Rugby Jun 7, 2019

Sunwolves shake up lineup for match against Stormers

The Sunwolves head into their final two games of the 2019 Super Rugby season with yet more new players in their squad as they look to finish a disappointing year on a bright note. Flankers Ryota Hasegawa and Masakatsu Nishikawa, along with hooker Takuya Kitade, ...

Ex-Japan captain Makoto Hasebe visits Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

Soccer Jun 7, 2019

Ex-Japan captain Makoto Hasebe visits Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

Soccer player Makoto Hasebe, who serves as Japan's national UNICEF goodwill ambassador, visited a Muslim Rohingya refugee camp in southern Bangladesh on Thursday to call greater attention to the refugees' plight. At a press briefing in Dhaka following his visit, the Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder lamented ...