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Liverpool, Bayern draw in first leg of Champions League matchup

Japan: Sports - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 03:09
Bayern Munich still can’t find a way to score, let alone win at Liverpool.In their fourth visit to Anfield, the German champions drew 0-0 in ...

Martina Navratilova dropped by LGBT group

America: CNN - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 03:09
An LGBT group has cut ties with tennis great Martina Navratilova after she said it was a form of "cheating" for transgender women to be allowed to compete in women's sport.

Japan transport ministry to ease huge costs for retired SDF pilots hoping to move into airline jobs

News from Japan - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 02:57
The transport ministry said Tuesday it will revise a system that currently costs retired Self-Defense Force pilots millions of yen to secure their commercial pilot’s ...

6 things to know before the opening bell

America: CNN - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 02:52
1. Fed minutes: US stock futures were little changed as investors prepare for the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's January meeting at 2 p.m. ET.

Time ‘rapidly’ running out for boxing at Tokyo Games, official warns

Japan: Sports - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 02:51
Time is “rapidly” running out to organize an Olympic tournament in 2020, the executive director of the International Boxing Association said Tuesday amid disputes with ...

F. Marinos boss Ange Postecoglou seeks consistency in 2019

Japan: Sports - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 02:49
One of the many intriguing storylines heading into the 2019 J. League season is how much progress Yokohama F. Marinos can make after a season ...

Barack Obama, Stephen Curry call for more opportunities for minority boys at national gathering

Japan: Sports - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 02:46
Former President Barack Obama and Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry told a roomful of minority boys on Tuesday that they matter and urged them ...

Antonio Brown meets with Steelers owner Art Rooney

Japan: Sports - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 02:45
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has ended his lengthy standoff with the team by meeting with president Art Rooney II, though any shot at ...

Sumo in Heisei Era defined by dominant foreign yokozuna

Japan: Sports - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 02:45
The upcoming Spring Grand Sumo Tournament marks the end of an era.Literally. While that phrase has been used recently to describe a changing of the ...

South Korea research near disputed Takeshima islets ratchets up tensions with Japan

News from Japan - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 02:43
South Korea has conducted maritime research and collected samples near disputed islands, triggering a protest from Japan on Tuesday after it was brought to Tokyo’s ...

Kim Jong Un to travel to Vietnam by train, summit at Govt Guesthouse: Sources

Singapore: Today - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 02:36
2 hours 29 min agoHANOI — Vietnam is preparing for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to arrive by train f

Japan and Tepco again ordered to pay damages to Fukushima nuclear disaster evacuees

News from Japan - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 02:27
A district court Wednesday ordered the state and the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to pay a combined ¥419 million ($3.78 million) in ...

Ahead of Trump-Kim summit, focus shifts from immediate denuclearization to longer-term approach

Asia/Pacific - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 02:20
With the second North Korea-U.S. summit just a week away, the focus of that meeting has shifted from demands that Pyongyang immediately relinquish its nukes ...

Heavy metal: Moonlighting knights and medieval swordplay in Tokyo

News from Japan - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 02:18
Jay Noyes, clad head to toe in the steel armor of a medieval knight, is steadily advancing toward me with a longsword, which he intends ...

Local governments in Japan see chance for EVs to be ‘batteries on wheels’ during emergencies

News from Japan - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 02:13
With Japan being prone to natural disasters, hopes are high that electric vehicles and their plug-in hybrid equivalents could play a key role as “batteries ...

Number of foreign visitors to Japan rises 7.5% to 2.69 million in January

News from Japan - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 02:01
The estimated number of monthly foreign visitors to Japan increased 7.5 percent in January from a year earlier to a record 2,689,400, the Japan Tourism ...

Ahead of North Korean summit, Abe vows to coordinate with Trump on abductions issue

News from Japan - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 01:55
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday he will closely coordinate with President Donald Trump on efforts to settle the issue of abductions of Japanese nationals ...

Video of Niigata high school student being bullied goes viral on social media

News from Japan - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 01:52
A video of a first-year high school student in Niigata Prefecture being attacked by a group of schoolmates was posted online and went viral on ...

Recalcitrant offender jailed for assaulting ex-girlfriend, showing obscene video to teen

Singapore: Today - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 01:52
Louisa Tang1 hour 16 min agoSINGAPORE — A 27-year-old recalcitrant offender, who was described by a district judg

Localization 101: How to release a Steven Soderbergh film in Japan

Japan: Culture - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 01:30
Hollywood sends its products all over the world but global audiences can have widely different experiences of the same Hollywood movie. In Italy, dubbing foreign ...