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High-speed 5G game integration in spotlight at Tokyo Game Show

Business / Tech Sep 12, 2019

High-speed 5G game integration in spotlight at Tokyo Game Show

The Tokyo Game Show opened on Thursday with the spotlight on how game-makers will take advantage of ultrahigh speed 5G mobile data networks ahead of the technology's commercial rollout in Japan in 2020. Game-makers, related network developers, and esports promoters cite their sector as one ...

'Glory to Hong Kong': Protesters chorus a new anthem

Asia Pacific Sep 12, 2019

'Glory to Hong Kong': Protesters chorus a new anthem

A defiant anthem penned by an anonymous composer has become the new soundtrack to Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests. "Glory to Hong Kong" first appeared on YouTube on Aug. 31 and has quickly won a huge following among those pushing for greater democratic freedoms in the ...

In victory for Trump, top U.S. court permits asylum restrictions

World Sep 12, 2019

In victory for Trump, top U.S. court permits asylum restrictions

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed President Donald Trump's administration to implement asylum restrictions that prevent most Central American migrants from applying at the U.S. border. The decision — temporarily in effect while lower court proceedings play out — is a victory for Trump's ...

Japan Olympic Museum in Tokyo to open to public on Saturday

National Sep 12, 2019

Japan Olympic Museum in Tokyo to open to public on Saturday

An opening ceremony was held Thursday for the Japan Olympic Museum in Tokyo, which aims to showcase the history and significance of the games in the buildup to the 2020 Tokyo Games. The museum, which opens to the public Saturday, will also feature exhibitions displaying ...

Chileans rehearse evacuation as southern volcano rumbles and spits fire

World Sep 12, 2019

Chileans rehearse evacuation as southern volcano rumbles and spits fire

Chilean authorities in the country's south have begun rehearsing evacuation plans amid concern an active volcano could potentially erupt within "days or weeks." Volcano Villarrica, near the popular tourist resort of Pucon around 750 km (460 miles) south of the capital Santiago, was upgraded to ...

Revel in a chic, pastel-colored Halloween

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Sep 12, 2019

Revel in a chic, pastel-colored Halloween

Fancy a Halloween sans store-bought candy? Rather enjoy a delicate yet full dining experience complete with appetizer and dessert buffets? The Strings by InterContinental Tokyo's Autumn Gourmet Showcase — Pastel Halloween has all of that covered. Chef Olivier Rodriguez has crafted a menu using the ...

Sumo 101: Kitanofuji

Sumo Sep 12, 2019

Sumo 101: Kitanofuji

by John Gunning

Sumo tournaments are shown daily on NHK. While the play-by-play men rotate, one ever present is acerbic color commentator Kitanofuji. Often decked out in traditional Japanese attire, the sharp-tongued 77-year-old rarely sugarcoats his views. If anyone has earned the right to voice their opinion, however, it's ...

Rory McIlroy named PGA Tour Player of the Year

More Sports / Golf Sep 12, 2019

Rory McIlroy named PGA Tour Player of the Year

Rory McIlroy was named the PGA Tour's Player of the Year on Wednesday, winning the prestigious Jack Nicklaus Award for the third time. The Northern Ireland star, who was also handed the accolade in 2012 and 2014, came out on top after a vote by ...