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Japan to tighten foreign investment rules for national security

Business Oct 3, 2019

Japan to tighten foreign investment rules for national security

The government is preparing to tighten regulations on foreign investment in Japanese companies that do work in areas sensitive to national security, including space development and nuclear energy, government sources said Thursday. The government will revise the foreign-exchange law to require that foreign investors seek ...

Curfews and mask ban considered as Hong Kong protests escalate

Asia Pacific Oct 3, 2019

Curfews and mask ban considered as Hong Kong protests escalate

Hong Kong police groups are urging the city to impose curfews and invoke other powers under a controversial colonial-era emergency law as Chief Executive Carrie Lam struggles to control escalating unrest. Associations representing front-line officers and inspectors called on the government to take dramatic steps ...

Trump fury grows against rising impeachment 'COUP' storm

World / Crime & Legal Oct 3, 2019

Trump fury grows against rising impeachment 'COUP' storm

President Donald Trump raged against impeachment Wednesday, tweeting that the process was "BULLSHIT" and calling for the lead investigator in Congress to be charged with treason. Trump — accused of leaning on Ukraine's president to dig up dirt on one of his main 2020 election ...

America's impeachment trap

Commentary / World Oct 3, 2019

America's impeachment trap

by Eric Posner

The Democrats are replaying the Republicans' 1998 proceedings against Bill Clinton, a futile exercise that damaged Republicans, enhanced Clinton's power and caused institutional damage as well.

Regional fare from World Cup host cities

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Oct 3, 2019

Regional fare from World Cup host cities

Rugby fever has arrived in Japan — and at the Shin Yokohama Prince Hotel. In the spirit of the festivities, restaurant Buffet Dining Kochel, along with Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan, presents a dinner menu featuring ingredients from Rugby World Cup 2019 host cities through Nov. ...

New tech enhances TV viewer experience

General | NEWS AND NOTES Oct 3, 2019

New tech enhances TV viewer experience

In athletics events where the start is critical to success, many fans have no perspective of what it's like to compete at such a high level. Seiko's new Block Cam technology changes that — it gives television viewers a look at action that has ...

NHK aims to share music and culture via J-pop

General | NEWS AND NOTES Oct 3, 2019

NHK aims to share music and culture via J-pop

NHK World's Songs of Tokyo Festival 2019 served up crowd-pleasing performances by some of the most popular names in J-pop. "Songs of Tokyo" began in 2017 aiming to spread Japan's music and culture around the world ahead of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo. The ...

Art fair offers chance for interaction

General | NEWS AND NOTES Oct 3, 2019

Art fair offers chance for interaction

The Tokyo Art Association will hold the 21st Tobi Art Fair at the Tokyo Art Club in Tokyo's Minato Ward from Oct. 4 to 6. Around 100 art dealers who belong to the Tokyo Art Dealers' Association will set up an exhibition to showcase some ...

Japanese soprano singer Shinobu Sato dies at 61

Entertainment News Oct 3, 2019

Japanese soprano singer Shinobu Sato dies at 61

Shinobu Sato, a Japanese soprano singer known for her performances in European and American opera houses, has died, her office said Thursday. She was 61. She died on Sunday and a funeral attended by immediate family members and close relatives was held, according to the ...

Fiji bounces back with rout of Georgia

Rugby Oct 3, 2019

Fiji bounces back with rout of Georgia

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

The Flying Fijians are back. Semi Radradra scored two tries and Levani Botia made five conversions, leading previously winless Fiji to a 45-10 rout of Georgia on Thursday in the World Cup Pool D action. Fiji, which earned four points for a win and a bonus ...

Andy Murray expresses disappointment over crowds at China Open

Tennis Oct 3, 2019

Andy Murray expresses disappointment over crowds at China Open

Andy Murray expressed disappointment about the crowds at the China Open, where some of the best players in the world have competed in front of swathes of empty seats. Poor attendances at sporting events have been in the headlines because of the sparse turn-out at ...

England ready for Argentina clash

Rugby Oct 3, 2019

England ready for Argentina clash

by Andrew McKirdy

England head coach Eddie Jones on Thursday paid tribute to Japan's "outstanding" Rugby World Cup win over Ireland, before turning his attention back to his team's crunch match against Argentina this weekend. Former Japan head coach Jones led the Brave Blossoms to a famous 34-32 ...