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Elon Musk and Benjamin Netanyahu visit Kibbutz Kfar Aza in Israel on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 28, 2023
Amid antisemitism uproar, Elon Musk pitches Starlink in Israel
Musk's satellite internet provider is at the heart of the billionnaire's political clout.
Yoshiko Koide sits in a classroom at Nagoya College where she teaches a Japanese-language observation seminar.
LIFE / Language / Longform
Nov 27, 2023
How a dictionary came to spark outrage among the web’s otaku
A project to create a reference book categorizing subcultures didn't seem to cause offense until it was packaged and sold as a dictionary.
Billionaire Elon Musk, owner of the X social media platform, pauses during an event with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in London on Nov. 2.
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 25, 2023
X may lose up to $75 million in revenue as advertisers pull out
Scores of brands have pulled their ads after owner Elon Musk’s endorsement of an antisemitic conspiracy theory.
For some brides to be, all it takes is one online search for wedding dresses or bouquets to trigger a flood of targeted wedding ads to their accounts.
LIFE / Lifestyle
Nov 25, 2023
For brides on social media, diet ads are becoming unavoidable
Whether it's searching for bridesmaid dresses or posting pictures of their engagement rings, brides' innocuous online activity leads to targeted ads.
A man, who said he was jailed for two years, speaks on condition of anonymity in temporary housing for former prisoners in Tokyo. Criminal recruits in Japan are being "exploited and disposed of as pawns" by gang leaders, the National Police Agency has said.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 24, 2023
Why Japan's gangs are recruiting online
For Japan's criminal underworld, social media offers an anonymous way to connect with anyone willing to commit crimes to earn money.
Researchers eager to be hailed as the next world-changing genius may cut corners they shouldn’t — and that reflects badly on science.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 23, 2023
Science hype and celebrity culture make a bad pair
There is a broad problem of questionable research results being published in prestigious journals, with some prioritizing sensational findings.
Shimogamo Shrine in Kyoto Prefecture hands out "blindfold" stickers that visitors can use to cover up their wishes written on wooden plaques.
JAPAN / Society
Nov 23, 2023
Privacy concerns prompt people to cover up Shinto prayer plaques
The plaques have been used to express wishes for centuries, and now some shrines are allowing them to be covered with stickers for privacy reasons.
An Apple Store in Shanghai in September
BUSINESS / Tech / FOCUS
Nov 19, 2023
Asian regulators turn focus to Big Tech
Across the region, there are indications that Big Tech may soon have to comply with standards that could become international benchmarks.
Elon Musk
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 18, 2023
Backlash spreads over Musk’s endorsement of antisemitic post
Large advertisers have pulled ads from Elon Musk's social media site X and the White House has chastised the billionaire.
Yuzuru Hanyu, seen in July last year, announced his divorce Friday, saying in a statement that his partner and their respective family members and associates have been targeted in stalking incidents, slander, and unauthorized coverage attempts by various media outlets publishing reports based on such acts.
MORE SPORTS / Figure skating
Nov 18, 2023
Yuzuru Hanyu announces divorce amid slander, stalking troubles
The Japanese figure skating icon and two-time Olympic champion said the couple had been troubled by slander, stalking and overheated media reporting.
A home that was burned in the Oct. 7 Hamas attack in Kissufim, an Israeli kibbutz. Antisemitic and Islamophobic hate speech has soared on social media platforms since the war broke out between Hamas and Israel.
WORLD / Society
Nov 16, 2023
Antisemitic and anti-Islam hate speech surges across the internet
On Oct. 7, the day Hamas attacked Israel, the hashtag #HitlerWasRight appeared on X, formerly known as Twitter. Over the next month, more than 46,000 posts featured the hashtag, often alongside language that called for violence against Jews.
A man wearing a t-shirt in support of QAnon, participates in a 'Back the Blue' rally in New York on Aug. 9, 2020.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 16, 2023
U.S. political violence driven by new breed of 'grab-bag' extremists
Such radicals eschew firm creeds. Instead, they embrace notions, no matter how divergent, that blends with their particular grievances.
Japan’s public bathhouses have been in decline for decades, with the number of such facilities in Tokyo alone dropping by nearly half in the last 15 years.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 14, 2023
Japan seeks digital detox with return to ‘way of the sauna’
Public bathhouses have been in decline for decades, with the number of sentō baths in Tokyo dropping by nearly half in the last 15 years.
Yoon Suk-yeol, then the 2022 presidential election candidate of South Korea's main opposition People Power Party, attends a news conference in Seoul in November 2021.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Nov 10, 2023
President’s war against ‘fake news’ raises alarms in South Korea
Critics say South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol is silencing journalists in the name of fighting disinformation.
A union team captain reacts after SAG-AFTRA approved a tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) to bring an end to the 118-day actors strike, at a brewery in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 9, 2023
Hollywood actors reach tentative deal with studios to end strike
The deal also provides protections against unauthorized use of images generated by artificial intelligence.
Sony Group has raised its full-year outlook after its media divisions outperformed.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 9, 2023
Sony raises sales and profit outlook as media helps offset mobile
The adjustments suggest resilient consumer spending and a weaker yen are stabilizing the business.
In a new program called Lantern, big tech companies will share signals of activity that violate their policies on child exploitation.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 8, 2023
Tech giants pool efforts to fight online child sex abuse
Child victims of abuse online are a hot-button issue for regulators and tech firms are eager to show they are taking adequate measures to protect them.
Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla, discusses artificial intelligence in London on Thursday.
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 7, 2023
Elon Musk's X curtails disinformation research, spurring legal fears
Restrictions on critical methods of gathering data on the platform have suppressed the ability to untangle the origin and spread of false information.
Elon Musk, owner of X, attends an event in Paris on June 16.
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 6, 2023
Musk to integrate xAI with social media platform X
The billionaire also said xAI released its first AI model, a bot named Grok, after making it available to all X Premium+ subscribers.
Journalists and activists call for justice and protection of media workers during a rally following the killing of a radio journalist in Quezon City, Philippines, in October 2022.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Nov 5, 2023
Radio broadcaster killed in the Philippines
The Philippines is one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists, and their killers often go unpunished.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on