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Fate of Tokyo's famed Nakagin Capsule Tower to be decided soon

National Jul 29, 2019

Fate of Tokyo's famed Nakagin Capsule Tower to be decided soon

The fate of Tokyo's famed Nakagin Capsule Tower is set to be decided as early as autumn, attracting attention from home and abroad on whether the building and its unique exterior will be kept or scrapped. Currently, a foreign company is holding negotiations on acquiring ...

Arson-struck Kyoto Animation offered wide range of assistance

National Jul 29, 2019

Arson-struck Kyoto Animation offered wide range of assistance

The Kyoto Animation Co. No. 1 studio, hit by an arson attack that killed 35 people, has been receiving support in a diverse range of forms, including nonmonetary aid. Masanori Fukusumi, a 58-year-old bus driver from the town of Seika in Kyoto Prefecture, found time ...

Bernie Sanders denounces 'greed' of American drug companies

Business Jul 29, 2019

Bernie Sanders denounces 'greed' of American drug companies

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders accused American pharmaceutical companies Sunday of letting diabetic patients die out of "greed," after he accompanied a group of Americans to Canada to buy insulin. Sanders joined the group, which took a bus from Detroit to Windsor, Ontario, to restock on ...

Miner CAP says oil spill on remote Chilean island contained

Business Jul 29, 2019

Miner CAP says oil spill on remote Chilean island contained

An oil spill under investigation by the Chilean navy on the far southern coast of Patagonia was contained, mining company CAP SA said on Sunday. The 40,000-liter diesel oil spill occurred on Saturday at its onshore terminal on Guarello Island, about 150 miles (240 km) ...

World-class white wines in the shadow of Mount Fuji

Food & Drink Jul 29, 2019

World-class white wines in the shadow of Mount Fuji

by Elin Mccoy

Inside a 19th century silk merchant's house in Katsunuma, Yamanashi Prefecture, the three Aruga brothers are pouring several white wines in their timbered tasting room. All are made at their Katsunuma Jyozo Winery Co. under the Aruga Branca label from Japan's unique grape variety, ...