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Harajuku Station replaced by gleaming glass box for Tokyo Games

Business Mar 21, 2020

Harajuku Station replaced by gleaming glass box for Tokyo Games

The new version of Harajuku Station opened on Tokyo's busy Yamanote loop line Saturday as visitors in masks gathered to gawk despite the coronavirus pandemic. The new building, situated just south of the original wooden one, is a two-story structure straddling the tracks with exits ...

Finland retains crown as world's happiest country

World Mar 21, 2020

Finland retains crown as world's happiest country

Finland has once again been crowned as the world's happiest country, extending its lead over Denmark and Switzerland, according to a United Nations-affiliated research network. Finnish contentment stems from high levels of trust, which also underpins solid rankings across the rest of the Nordic region, ...

Pro tips on teleworking during a virus outbreak

Business Mar 21, 2020

Pro tips on teleworking during a virus outbreak

by Justin Ocean

When the novel coronavirus started spreading across Asia in January, forcing the world’s largest work-from-home experiment, not many knew what to expect, least of all Bloomberg’s 400-plus journalists in the region. Six weeks later (and counting), only now are some starting to return to ...

Hakuho, Kakuryu share lead heading into final day

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 21, 2020

Hakuho, Kakuryu share lead heading into final day

Spring Basho Sumo's two highest-ranked grapplers will fight it out on Sunday for the championship of the 15-day Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. For the first time since July, Mongolian-born yokozuna Hakuho and Kakuryu will both be competing for the title on the final day after wrapping ...