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Japan's FSA to cut automobile liability insurance premiums

Business Jan 16, 2020

Japan's FSA to cut automobile liability insurance premiums

The Financial Services Agency decided Thursday to reduce compulsory automobile liability insurance premiums from April. The move reflects the improved finances of the insurance program as wider use of vehicle safety devices such as automatic braking systems contribute to a decline in the number of ...

Two SDF planes arrive in Australia to help fight bush fires

National Jan 16, 2020

Two SDF planes arrive in Australia to help fight bush fires

Two Air Self-Defense Force planes arrived at an air base on the outskirts of Sydney on Thursday to assist in fighting unprecedented and deadly bush fires across the country. ASDF Col. Masashi Ota, who is leading the mission, told reporters upon arrival that he is ...

Doubts linger after U.S. and China ink initial trade deal

Business Jan 16, 2020

Doubts linger after U.S. and China ink initial trade deal

China will boost spending on U.S. products in exchange for rolling back of some tariffs under an initial trade deal signed by the world's two largest economies Wednesday, defusing an 18-month row but leaving numerous thorny issues unresolved. Beijing and Washington touted the "phase one" ...

National Jan 16, 2020

NHK to simultaneously broadcast online 18 hours a day from April

NHK said Wednesday that it will simulcast its television programs online for 17 hours a day starting in March before rolling out 18-hours-per-day coverage in April. NHK had hoped to launch around-the-clock simulcasts in April, but it shortened the time to 18 hours after the ...

National Jan 16, 2020

Russia seizes Japanese fishing boat off Hokkaido

Russian authorities on Wednesday seized a Japanese fishing boat with six crew members aboard in waters off Russian-held, Japanese-claimed islands, the Hokkaido government said the same day. A fishery cooperative based in Nemuro told the Hokkaido government that the boat was operating within 200 nautical ...

Toyota makes new $394 million bet on flying taxis

Business Jan 16, 2020

Toyota makes new $394 million bet on flying taxis

Toyota Motor Co. is investing $394 million (¥43.3 billion) in Joby Aviation, one of a handful of companies working toward the seemingly implausible goal of making electric air taxis that shuttle people over gridlocked highways and city streets. Toyota is the lead investor in Joby's ...

Tesla once again most shorted American stock

Business Jan 16, 2020

Tesla once again most shorted American stock

by Elena Popina

Tesla Inc. bears won't let anyone steal the title for the most-shorted stock. Not even Apple Inc. A parabolic spike in shares of the electric carmaker hasn't stopped short sellers from betting the stock will go down. They drove the total dollar amount of shares ...

Davos bosses sound alarm over climate and political fires

Business / Economy Jan 16, 2020

Davos bosses sound alarm over climate and political fires

Business chiefs on Wednesday insisted they are not waiting on bickering governments to fight climate change, after Wall Street titan BlackRock joined a campaign pressuring companies to do more in the buildup to a week of networking in Davos, Switzerland. Prior to the new decade's ...

Shodai among trio tied for top spot

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 16, 2020

Shodai among trio tied for top spot

Shodai headlines a group of three men tied for the lead at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament after besting fellow rank-and-filer Hokutofuji on Thursday in a battle to remain undefeated. Coming off a day of rest, No. 2 maegashira Hokutofuji (4-1) had no response ...

Kendrick Nunn ignites Heat in victory over Spurs

Basketball / NBA Jan 16, 2020

Kendrick Nunn ignites Heat in victory over Spurs

Kendrick Nunn was the last Miami player off the court at halftime, required to hang out for an extra minute or two in order to pick up his second Eastern Conference rookie of the month trophy. "Hopefully, I get some more," Nunn said. He's well on ...