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Tokyo to allow students to bring smartphones to school

National Jun 20, 2019

Tokyo to allow students to bring smartphones to school

Tokyo's Board of Education said Thursday it has decided to allow students at metropolitan junior high and high schools to bring their mobile electronic devices, including smartphones, to school. For elementary and junior high schools run by cities and other municipalities in the capital, the ...

Japan crypto-exchange license approval nears for Line

Business / Corporate Jun 20, 2019

Japan crypto-exchange license approval nears for Line

Line Corp., the nation's largest messaging app, is close to obtaining a license to launch a cryptocurrency exchange in Japan, according to people familiar with the matter. The Financial Services Agency could issue the license as early as this month, with exchange operations starting a ...

Joe Biden refuses to apologize for comments about segregationists

World / Politics Jun 20, 2019

Joe Biden refuses to apologize for comments about segregationists

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday refused to apologize for comments about his dealings with two segregationist senators in the 1970s, and said that Sen. Cory Booker and other critics among his Democratic rivals were being disingenuous. "Apologize for what? Cory should apologize. ...

Canada becomes first G20 country to ban trade in shark fins

Business Jun 20, 2019

Canada becomes first G20 country to ban trade in shark fins

Canada passed a new law banning the import and export of shark fins, which also includes a requirement to rebuild depleted fish populations. The new Fisheries Act, approved late on Tuesday, was hailed by environmental and conservation groups as a win for the preservation of ...

Activists urge Google to break up before regulators force it to

Business Jun 20, 2019

Activists urge Google to break up before regulators force it to

Shareholder activists on Wednesday urged Google parent Alphabet Inc. to break itself up before regulators force the world's biggest internet ad seller to split into different pieces. SumOfUs, a U.S.-based group that aims to curb the growing power of corporations, presented the proposal at Alphabet's ...

Building bridges to Bangkok through stage

Stage Jun 20, 2019

Building bridges to Bangkok through stage

by Nobuko Tanaka

Never at risk of being run of the mill, Chelfitsch — which took its name from a baby's pronunciation of the English word "selfish" and usually stylizes itself with a lowercase "c" — is one of Japan's foremost contemporary theater companies, despite only rarely ...

Embracing life and death at Reborn-Art Festival

Art Jun 20, 2019

Embracing life and death at Reborn-Art Festival

by Alyssa I. Smith

The date March 11, 2011, carries a lot of weight in Japan. When the magnitude 9 Great East Japan Earthquake rocked the Tohoku region in the northeast of the country, it devastated the landscape and altered the lives of residents. And now, eight years ...