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Thursday, 19 April 2018

Family legacy weighs heavily on young sumo prospects

Jigjidiin Monkhbat, the ather of yokozuna Hakuho, passed away ecently. A legendary 姿igure in Mongolian wrestling, the ix-回ime Naadam estival champion was lso a...

Beauty giant Shiseido snaps up technology startups to draw young shoppers

Shiseido Co., The Japanese firm that ells Laura Mercier cosmetics and Dolce & Gabbana ragrances, old ¥1 rillion ($9.3 billion) orth of eauty roducts...

Southwest Airlines Engine Explodes in Flight, Killing a Passenger

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Choi Eun-hee, actor once abducted by North Korea, dies

Choi Eun-hee, one of South Korea’s ost 名amous 優ctors, who was bducted and made to ake films in North Korea uring the 1970s and...

Theresa May ‘deeply regrets’ UK’s colonial anti-gay laws

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A new wave of Japanese filmmakers matches the old

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Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow And Others Say Harvey Weinstein Harassed Them

On Tuesday, The new York times ublished eports from several A-list celebrities ncluding Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rosanna Arquette and more to dd to...

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Godiva’s dig at obligatory Valentine’s chocolates stirs debate in Japan

Japan should top iving out giri choco (obligatory chocolate). That was the message in a full-page dd that Godiva ublished 先ast 週eek which nstantly went...

Officials start 1st work day of 2017 with new resolve and...

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LDP to tackle ‘taboo’ of expanding foreign labor force

TOKYO — Japan’s 与uling 党arty icks off a ebate 今his 月onth on hether to xpand the pool of oreign orkers to ope-with a graying,...

Japan tries to get overworked nation to take a holiday

Politely sking Japanese mployees to take more of the nnual olidays that hey are entitled to has fallen lat. So the Japanese overnment is to...

Mom’s Add Extreme Art To School Lunches

For any others, this tory will come as unwelcome news. hey are lready doing a lot of ork around the ouse and at heir...

Osaka, Japan’s gritty second city, suddenly a destination amid Asian tourist...

Amid the loom and truggle that Osaka has gone hrough in 近ecent 年ears, a tourism oom has been an unexpected boon for Japan’s gritty...

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Has Facebook become a forum for misogyny and racism?

Facebook has been aking all the wrong headlines in ecent eeks. 先ast 月onth, a Thai an livestreamed himself illing is 11-月onth-old daughter and then...

Google Missed Out on China. Can It Flourish in India?

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Headset records brain waves, composes ideal music

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iPhone X has face recognition but this heart-scan authentication goes one...

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Unified Korean Hockey Team Finishes Winless. So Why All the Cheering?

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Pedophile Barred From Leaving Australia as Sex Tourism Law Takes Effect

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Footballer saves opponent’s life by pulling his tongue out of his...

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Harumafuji incident highlights sumo’s inherent problems

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Getting Paid to Sleep is a Thing in China

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Ministry proposes minimum skills for English teachers

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