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Chiba blackouts might last another two weeks, Tepco unit says

National Sep 13, 2019

Chiba blackouts might last another two weeks, Tepco unit says

Tepco Power Grid Inc. said Friday that the blackouts in Chiba Prefecture caused by Typhoon Faxai could last another two weeks, leaving residents and a local mayor debilitated and frustrated. The new timetable delivers another blow to residents deprived of air conditioners near the end ...

New method attempts to gauge expansion of universe

World / Science & Health Sep 13, 2019

New method attempts to gauge expansion of universe

Scientists have known for decades that the universe is expanding, but research in the past few years has shaken up calculations on the speed of growth — raising tricky questions about theories of the cosmos. The rate of expansion — known as the "Hubble constant" ...

U.S. flags Huawei 5G network security concerns to Gulf allies

Business / Tech Sep 13, 2019

U.S. flags Huawei 5G network security concerns to Gulf allies

The United States has raised its concerns with Gulf allies over a possible security risk in using Huawei's technology for their 5G mobile infrastructure, U.S. officials said on Thursday. Washington has been warning allies against using the Chinese company's equipment, which it says presents a ...

Editorials Sep 13, 2019

John Bolton, the hawk, takes flight

Japan must be ready for more aggressive U.S. attempts to strike a deal with North Korea before the November 2020 ballot, and be prepared for an even more ad hoc decision-making process in Washington.

Debate over Japan's extinct wolf grows

Environment Sep 13, 2019

Debate over Japan's extinct wolf grows

by Alex Martin

An unidentified animal howl recorded in the Okuchichibu mountains bears a strong resemblance to a wolf howl, according to an analysis of audio samples provided by Hiroshi Yagi, an independent researcher who has been working to prove the existence of the officially extinct Japanese ...

Unbeaten Okinoumi grabs sole lead

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 13, 2019

Unbeaten Okinoumi grabs sole lead

A mishap involving a referee left maegashira Okinoumi in the sole lead of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday, the sixth day of competition. No. 8 maegashira Okinoumi started the day at Ryogoku Kokugikan with a 5-0 record along with sekiwake Takakeisho. But Takakeisho ...

Naomi Osaka splits with second coach this year

Tennis Sep 13, 2019

Naomi Osaka splits with second coach this year

Naomi Osaka announced Friday she is splitting with her coach, her second breakup this year as she battles for form and slips down the world rankings. On the eve of the Pan Pacific Open in Osaka, the 21-year-old announced she will no longer be working ...