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ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Jul 30, 2019
Genome study finds roots of Komodo dragon's speed and endurance
Scientists have mapped the genome of the Komodo dragon, the world's largest lizard, discovering intriguing secrets behind the impressive speed and endurance these cold-blooded predators muster by ratcheting up their metabolism to mammal-like levels.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jul 12, 2019
Intruders jump fence at U.S. nuclear reactor with bomb-grade fuel
Two people jumped a security fence at a GE Hitachi research reactor near San Francisco, the U.S. nuclear power regulator said on Thursday, raising concerns over a plant that is one of the few in the country that uses highly enriched uranium, a material that could be used to make an atomic bomb.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
May 20, 2019
Julianne Moore says personal experiences spurred her to back AIDS ward documentary '5B'
Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore said her experience of caring for someone infected with the AIDS virus had spurred her decision to help promote the documentary "5B" about the unsung heroes who looked after AIDS sufferers in the 1980s.
Japan Times
Feb 7, 2019
Giants latest team to join Bryce Harper sweepstakes
The latest team to join the Bryce Harper sweepstakes is the San Francisco Giants, according to a multiple reports on Wednesday.
Feb 5, 2019
New York beats out San Francisco to be world's best tech city
Amazon.com Inc. might have the right idea: A new study shows New York City is the best place on the planet for technology.
Jan 10, 2019
Oracle pays more than $200 million to rename Giants' ballpark
Oracle Corp. has bought the naming rights to the San Francisco Giants' stadium for more than $200 million, according to people familiar with the matter — a second deal to boost its brand image by sponsoring a hometown sports facility in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Dec 25, 2018
Fighters' Kensuke Tanaka announces plan to retire after next season
Former major leaguer Kensuke Tanaka said Tuesday he will retire at the end of his 20th and final season with the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters next year.
Japan Times
Oct 4, 2018
San Francisco calls Osaka's decision to end sister-city ties over 'comfort women' statue 'unfortunate'
The office of San Francisco Mayor London Breed said Wednesday it is "unfortunate" that Osaka has decided to terminate their sister-city relationship over a statue symbolizing Asian "comfort women," a euphemism for the girls and women forced to work in Japanese military brothels before and during World...
Japan Times
Oct 3, 2018
Osaka severs sister-city ties with San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue
The Osaka Municipal Government said Tuesday that it has sent a document to officially end its 61-year-old sister-city ties with San Francisco over a statue symbolizing the issue of "comfort women," or those forced to provide sex at Japanese military brothels before and during World War II.
Japan Times
Aug 18, 2018
Helping bean-to-bar chocolate bloom in Japan
For Tomoya Yamashiki, chief strategist of Dandelion Chocolate Japan, Inc., U.S. entrepreneurism opened doors to a new sweet way of life.
Japan Times
Aug 4, 2018
Mensho San Francisco: Ramen given the West Coast treatment
It's no secret: Ramen is big in America, and getting bigger fast. It also seems to be undergoing some unusual mutations in its new, no-holds-barred environment. No one understands this better than the self-styled "hyper ramen creator," Tomoharu Shono.
Japan Times
Jul 18, 2018
San Franciscans will vote on slapping extra tax on big firms to fund homeless aid
San Francisco voters in November will decide whether to levy an additional tax on large businesses to fund homeless services, part of an expanding effort among West Coast cities to tap cash-flush companies to offset growing income inequality.
May 30, 2018
San Francisco subpoenas Uber and Lyft over how they classify drivers, with eye to boosting their status
San Francisco's city attorney has subpoenaed Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. to turn over records relating to how the ride-hailing firms classify drivers, as well as driver wages, health care and other benefits in the latest probe in the city's year-long investigation into the companies.
Japan Times
May 29, 2018
49ers' Cassius Marsh says there's 'nothing fun about' playing for Patriots
San Francisco 49ers defensive end Cassius Marsh said he hated playing for the New England Patriots so much last season that he considered quitting football.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Feb 1, 2018
San Francisco to dismiss thousands of marijuana convictions
Thousands of San Francisco residents convicted of marijuana offenses since 1975 will see those convictions dismissed or reduced under an effort announced on Wednesday by the city's district attorney.
Japan Times
Dec 13, 2017
Osaka city assembly urges central government to pressure San Francisco to remove 'comfort women' memorial
The Osaka city assembly has called on the central government to pressure San Francisco to remove a statue to wartime "comfort women" — a euphemism used to refer to the women and girls who were forced to work in Japanese military brothels before and during World War II.
Japan Times
Dec 7, 2017
Shohei Ohtani, representatives wrap up round of meetings with seven MLB clubs
Shohei Ohtani has completed a round of meetings with all seven major league clubs in the running to sign him, U.S. media reported Wednesday.
Japan Times
Nov 30, 2017
Weightlifter Yoichi Itokazu nabs silver at world championships
Yoichi Itokazu won silver in the men's 62-kg division at the Weightlifting World Championships on Wednesday.
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JAPAN / Politics
Nov 23, 2017
Osaka mayor to terminate six-decade ties as San Francisco designates 'comfort women' memorial city property
The Osaka mayor will end a six-decade sister city relationship with San Francisco after the mayor of the U.S. city approved designation as city property a memorial to “comfort women.”
Japan Times
Oct 16, 2017
Kaepernick files grievance against NFL, citing collusion
Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL, accusing the 32 owners of collusion, his legal team announced on Sunday.


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