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41 articles published


Renault seeks greater role in Nissan governance reform

Business / Corporate Jun 13, 2019

Renault seeks greater role in Nissan governance reform

Renault SA Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard said Wednesday he was unhappy with a part of Nissan Motor Co.'s plans to bolster corporate governance following the arrest of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn. At an annual shareholders meeting in Paris, Senard said Renault CEO Thierry Bollore should be ...

National / Crime & Legal Jun 13, 2019

University student arrested over murder of doctor in Yamagata

A 23-year-old male university student was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of killing a doctor at her apartment in Higashine, Yamagata Prefecture, last month, local police said. Hiroki Kato, a fourth-year student at Yamagata University, is suspected of breaking into the apartment of ophthalmologist Chiemi Yaguchi, ...

Coalition vows retaliation after Yemen's Houthis strike Saudi airport

World Jun 13, 2019

Coalition vows retaliation after Yemen's Houthis strike Saudi airport

The Saudi-led military coalition vowed to respond firmly to a missile attack by Yemeni Houthi forces on a civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia on Wednesday that wounded 26 people. The Western-backed, Sunni Muslim alliance that has been battling the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen ...

Huawei fights to keep U.S. funds flowing to its rural mobile customers

Business Jun 13, 2019

Huawei fights to keep U.S. funds flowing to its rural mobile customers

China's Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., the world's biggest telecom equipment maker, argued on Wednesday that Washington should scrap plans to prohibit wireless companies from using U.S. government funds to buy Huawei gear for their networks. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said in March 2018 ...

Summer-flavored fare for an elegant evening

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Jun 13, 2019

Summer-flavored fare for an elegant evening

Nothing complements summer evenings in the city quite like the ambiance of exquisite dining within an elegant terrace setting. From July 1 to Sept. 30, the Palace Hotel Tokyo welcomes guests to enjoy its summer dining plan available at restaurant Grand Kitchen. The Summer Terrace ...

'Akira' is all set for its Hollywood remake

Film | Wide Angle Jun 13, 2019

'Akira' is all set for its Hollywood remake

by Matt Schley

Like it or not, Hollywood's "Akira" is finally happening. The live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's legendary manga and anime had been in development limbo since the rights were picked up by Warner Bros. in 2002. Now, after years of speculation, it's been given the release ...

'Street sports' gain ground in Japan ahead of Olympic debut

Olympics Jun 13, 2019

'Street sports' gain ground in Japan ahead of Olympic debut

As Tokyo prepares to host the inaugural Olympic 3x3 basketball, freestyle BMX and skateboarding events, youth-focused "street sports" are breaking new ground in Japan, providing unexpected benefits and opportunities in some unlikely places. While the X Games and the French Festival International des Sports Extremes ...