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Toshiba claims ignorance in Westinghouse scandal

Business / Corporate Nov 27, 2015

Toshiba claims ignorance in Westinghouse scandal

by Kazuaki Nagata

Scandal-hit Toshiba Corp. apologized Friday for not disclosing the massive impairment loss of U.S. nuclear power plant maker Westinghouse Electric Co. and vowed to be committed to more proactive information disclosure. Earlier this month, weekly magazine Nikkei Business reported that Toshiba did not disclose the ...

National / Politics Nov 27, 2015

Government restates invitation for Suu Kyi to visit Japan

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Friday expressed the government's support for a smooth transfer of power in Myanmar, telling a close aide of Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi she should visit Japan soon. Kishida's invitation, extended via Nyan Win, a spokesman for the ...

China unveils biggest army overhaul in decades

Asia Pacific Nov 27, 2015

China unveils biggest army overhaul in decades

President Xi Jinping announced a major overhaul of China's military to make the world's largest army more combat ready and better equipped to project force beyond the country's borders. Under the reorganization, all branches of the armed forces will come under a joint military command, ...

Business Nov 27, 2015

China labor groups chide Uniqlo over continued worker abuses, pollution

Japanese clothing giant Uniqlo has failed to improve abusive working conditions or stop environmental pollution in its supplier factories in mainland China, despite having acknowledged the problems months ago, labor rights groups in the country said Thursday. Four clothing factories manufacturing goods for the fashion ...

National Nov 27, 2015

Japan to submit plan to Canberra to jointly develop Aussie subs

The government endorsed at a National Security Council meeting Thursday a proposal to jointly develop submarines for the Australian navy, government sources said. The proposal, which includes an option to build the submarines in Australia, will be submitted to Canberra on Monday, the deadline set ...

Editorials Nov 27, 2015

Time to fix the vote-value disparity

Lawmakers have dallied long enough: Chastised again by the Supreme Court, it's time they got down to business and resolved the disparity in vote values between districts.

The future of conveyor-belt sushi

Food & Drink Nov 27, 2015

The future of conveyor-belt sushi

by Patrick St. Michel

In October, U.K. sushi chain Yo! Sushi opened a new kaiten (conveyor belt) restaurant in a Florida mall. It is the third branch the chain has established in the United States this year, and more branches are slated to open in 2016. It is ...

NHK announces 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' lineup

Music Nov 27, 2015

NHK announces 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' lineup

NHK released the lineup Thursday for the 66th edition of its annual "Kohaku Uta Gassen" yearend song contest. The contest, which airs on the network from 7:15 p.m. until 11:45 p.m. on Dec. 31, is set to include a total of 51 performing acts this ...

Jones pulls ahead with three-under 68

More Sports / Golf Nov 27, 2015

Jones pulls ahead with three-under 68

Sydneysider Matt Jones stormed into a three-stroke lead with a three-under-par 68 in the second round of the Australian Open on Friday as reigning champion Jordan Spieth moved into a share of third despite another frustrating day. The American world No. 1 also carded a ...