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Tokyo vice governor aims to develop 5G infrastructure

Business / Tech Oct 15, 2019

Tokyo vice governor aims to develop 5G infrastructure

Tokyo Vice Gov. Manabu Miyasaka, a former president of Yahoo Japan Corp., has vowed to spread 5G advanced wireless communications services. In a recent interview, Miyasaka, who assumed his current post late last month, unveiled a plan to work on spreading 5G so that individuals ...

'Right to disconnect' ethos challenges Japan's workers

Business Oct 15, 2019

'Right to disconnect' ethos challenges Japan's workers

As technology blurs the boundaries between personal and professional lives, some pioneering companies in Japan are going against the grain by allowing employees to refuse work phone calls and emails on their days off. As others grapple with ways of implementing work-style reforms, these firms ...

World / Science & Health Oct 15, 2019

Air pollution linked to 'missed' miscarriages in China: study

Exposure to airborne pollutants increases the risk of "missed" miscarriages in which a fetus dies without a pregnant woman experiencing any noticeable symptoms, researchers said Monday. Previous studies have shown a correlation between air pollution and pregnancy complications, but the new research — published in ...

Harley halts output of electric model pivotal to revival bid

Business / Corporate Oct 15, 2019

Harley halts output of electric model pivotal to revival bid

Harley-Davidson Inc. has halted production of LiveWire, the debut electric bike it's counting on to attract new riders. The motorcycle maker recently discovered an issue during final quality checks, according to an emailed statement that doesn't provide details. Harley said it stopped production and deliveries ...

Editorials Oct 15, 2019

Brave Blossoms step up their game

The Brave Blossoms' performance is a sign of the opportunities that await and the advantages to be won if Japan does more to embrace foreigners and give them a chance to contribute.

So much to say — so many ways to show it

Art Oct 15, 2019

So much to say — so many ways to show it

by John L. Tran

Same-sex relationships, American bases in Okinawa, globalization, the Olympics, the atomic bomb, national identity, the exploitation of natural resources — "Image Narratives: Literature in Japanese Contemporary Art" at The National Art Center, Tokyo, does not lack for hot button topics.

Kei Nishikori parts ways with longtime coach Dante Bottini

Tennis Oct 15, 2019

Kei Nishikori parts ways with longtime coach Dante Bottini

Kei Nishikori announced Tuesday on Twitter that he will part with longtime coach Dante Bottini, who has guided him since 2011. "After nine years of working together literally day in and day out, I have decided it is time for a new voice," wrote Nishikori, ...