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Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 17, 2018
Youngest Othello world champion flown home by man he bested
Keisuke Fukuchi, the new world champion of the board game Othello and the youngest ever at 11, was congratulated on his return flight to Japan after winning the top honor in Prague by the pilot of the plane, who himself was the previous record holder, winning the title at age 15 in the early 80s.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 25, 2018
Japan joins race to make flying cars
The government asks 20 companies to staff a panel that will brainstorm ideas to help Japan catch up to its rivals in the new aviation race.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 10, 2018
ANA cancels another 176 domestic flights for engine inspections, with more to come
ANA Holdings Inc. will cancel another 176 domestic flights between Friday and July 22 to inspect Rolls-Royce engines on Boeing 787 aircraft after already calling off 113 flights for the same reason.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 5, 2018
ANA to scrap 113 flights for Rolls-Royce engine inspections
ANA Holdings Inc., Japan's largest airline, will cancel 113 domestic flights for mandatory checks to help assess possible glitches in the Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC engines powering its Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliners.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 21, 2018
Smoke fills ANA plane at Narita, sickening eight and triggering evacuation
Eight passengers on an All Nippon Airways flight were sickened Monday at Narita airport in Chiba Prefecture after smoke filled the cabin, triggering an evacuation, officials from the airline and airport said.
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Apr 3, 2018
Pernilla Lindberg claims ANA Inspiration title after eight-hole playoff
Sweden's Pernilla Lindberg drained a clutch birdie on the eighth playoff hole Monday to beat South Korea's Park In Bee for the ANA Inspiration crown and her first LPGA victory.
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Apr 2, 2018
Ayako Uehara places eighth at ANA as Pernilla Lindberg, Park In-bee remain tied
Ayako Uehara fell short in her attempt at a first major title on Sunday, finishing eighth at the ANA Inspiration, the first of the year's five women's majors.
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Mar 31, 2018
Uehara slips to 4th at ANA Inspiration
Ayako Uehara shot a 1-under 71 to fall back to fourth place Friday after the second round of the ANA Inspiration, the first of the year's five women's majors.
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Mar 30, 2018
Ayako Uehara starts strong at ANA Inspiration
Ayako Uehara shot a 6-under-par 66 Thursday to claim a share of second place after the first round of the ANA Inspiration, the first of the year's five women's majors.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 22, 2018
Low-cost carriers Peach and Vanilla to merge in 2019: ANA
Vanilla Air and Peach Aviation, two low-cost carriers owned by ANA Holdings, announced on Thursday plans to merge by the end of fiscal 2019.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 18, 2017
Third time lucky? ANA seeks Myanmar venture despite two failed attempts since 2014
ANA Holdings Inc. is attempting to set up a venture in Myanmar for the third time after previous efforts collapsed, as Japan's largest carrier seeks to capture demand in one of Asia's fastest-growing economies.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 8, 2017
Hurricane-force winds threaten as Southern California wildfires force 200,000 to flee, gut hundreds of homes
Wildfires roared through canyons, hillsides and residential areas in densely populated Southern California for a fourth day on Thursday as gusting winds hampered efforts to quell the flames.
BUSINESS
Nov 7, 2017
License snub prompts ANA to ditch Asian Blue Myanmar airline venture
Japan's ANA Holdings Inc has dropped a plan to form a joint venture in Myanmar, the airline said on Monday, after its application for an air operator's certificate (AOC) was rejected by the authorities in the Southeast Asian country.
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LIFE / Food & Drink
Sep 30, 2017
Slovenia's Ana Ros on Japanese cuisine and gender equality among chefs
Early one September morning, Ana Ros, Slovenia's most famous chef, is receiving a crash course in Japanese seafood at Tsukiji fish market.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 3, 2017
ANA's net jumps nearly eight-fold thanks to Peach tailwind, strong demand in first quarter
ANA Holdings Inc. said group net profit jumped nearly eight-fold from April to June to ¥51.07 billion ($461 million), boosted by strong demand for both domestic and international flights and the addition of Peach Aviation Ltd.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 27, 2017
ANA, JAL seek to stand out with diverse in-flight meals
Major carriers All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines are offering more options for in-flight meals amid a rise in foreign passengers and fierce competition with low-cost carriers, the companies said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 9, 2017
ASDF transport veers off runway after brakes apparently fail during practice in Tottori
An Air Self-Defense Force plane veered from its path during takeoff training Friday at Yonago Airport in Tottori Prefecture, stopping in a nearby grass field and prompting a brief closure of the runway.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 28, 2017
ANA posts record profit in 2016, but JAL sees profits fall
ANA Holdings Inc. reported Friday a record group net profit in fiscal 2016 on lower fuel costs and cost-cutting efforts, while the nation's other major carrier, Japan Airlines Co., saw its profit fall.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 24, 2017
ANA to spend ¥30 billion to turn Peach into subsidiary
ANA Holdings Inc. has decided to bring low-cost carrier affiliate Peach Aviation Ltd. under its wing by raising its stake in the company from about 39 percent, a sources close to the matter said Friday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 28, 2017
ANA concerned Trump's policies may slow global growth
ANA Holdings Inc., owner of Japan's biggest airline, said it's concerned the policies of U.S. President Donald Trump may slow global growth, which in turn affects airline passenger traffic.

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The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan