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6 things to know before the bell

America: CNN - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 02:50
Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.

How many times do we have to die before we are dead?

News from Japan - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 02:23
Thanatometabolomics, a new field of science that looks at how biomarkers can help determine time of death, brings up new questions on the definition of ...

Suicide now leading cause of death among children aged 10 to 14 in Japan

News from Japan - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 02:19
Suicide has become the leading cause of death among children aged 10 to 14 in Japan for the first time in the postwar period, an ...

Pyongyang abruptly withdraws staff from inter-Korean liaison staff

Asia/Pacific - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 01:59
North Korea on Friday abruptly withdrew its staff from an inter-Korean liaison office, Seoul officials said.The development will likely put a damper on ties between ...

In graduation comments, Princess Kako wishes for sister’s happiness

News from Japan - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 01:41
Princess Kako, the 24-year-old granddaughter of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, graduated from International Christian University in Tokyo on Friday, and expressed her wish for ...

Nursery supplier found guilty of giving bribes worth S$143,000 to Island Landscape director

Singapore: Today - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 01:39
Alfred Chua2 hours 22 min agoSINGAPORE — He gave the director of a landscaping and plant nursery company S$143,000

Japanese trekker dies after fall on Nepal mountain

News from Japan - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 01:13
A 64-year-old Japanese man has fallen to his death on a popular trekking route in western Nepal, officials said Thursday.Masashi Nagasawa, who was on an ...

Dates and locations in Philippines and Japan revealed for some skill tests required for new working visas

News from Japan - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 01:02
Government sources confirmed Thursday the dates and locations, in the Philippines and Japan, for the first round of skill tests for new types of working ...

LIVEBLOG: 2019 ISU World Championships — Women’s Free Skate

Japan: Sports - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 01:00
We’re following the action of the Women’s Free Skate at the 2019 ISU World Championships, being held at the Saitama Super Arena.

Number of foreign residents in Japan rose 6.6% in 2018, while number of overstayers grew almost twice as much, government data shows

News from Japan - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 00:21
The number of foreign residents in Japan had risen 6.6 percent at the end of 2018 from a year earlier, to reach a record high ...

Rui Hachimura sparks Gonzaga in rout of Fairleigh Dickinson in NCAA Tournament first round

Japan: Sports - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 00:19
When it comes to a 16 seed beating a 1, it’s still true — anything really can happen in the NCAA Tournament.Just not on Thursday ...

Recalcitrant rioter jailed more than five years for string of offences

Singapore: Today - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 00:15
Alfred Chua Ming Feng1 hour 49 min agoSINGAPORE — While he was out on police bail for an earlier offence of extortion, an I

South Korea’s Moon draws fury at home over language gaffe in Malaysia

Asia/Pacific - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 23:38
What is the difference between “good afternoon” and “good night”? In South Korea’s cutthroat politics, it can be a furious political row and the foreign ...

Sunwolves kicked out of Super Rugby after 2020 season

Japan: Sports - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 23:38
The Sunwolves’ exit from Super Rugby was confirmed Friday with the tournament organizer saying in a press release that the immediate future of the competition ...

Tsuyoshi Hoshino, the Heisei Era’s last maestro of Japan’s Diet formalities

News from Japan - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 23:30
When at home, Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Tsuyoshi Hoshino wouldn’t dare let the hours pass without a humidifier on. The whole time the device is ...

‘Ordinary people’ in focus as over 1 billion Asians set to vote in elections

Asia/Pacific - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 23:08
Rights over land and forests, a push for LGBT+ equality, and getting more women on the ballot are some top election issues in Thailand, India ...

Long Thai crisis morphed coup leader Prayuth Chan-ocha’s career into politics

Asia/Pacific - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 23:07
Prayuth Chan-ocha became prime minister in a very Thai way: He led a military coup.Now after five years of running Thailand with absolute power, he ...

Meetings aim to close gender gaps, promote diversity

News from Japan - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 23:00
This year, Japan will host the G20 summit in June in Osaka, as well as the fifth World Assembly for Women (WAW!) and the Women ...

Empowering women globally

News from Japan - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 22:59
This is our fifth World Assembly for Women! (WAW!) since it started in 2014. I hope that this meeting will be an opportunity for a ...

Addressing Japan’s imbalanced gender representation

News from Japan - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 22:58
Mari Miura knows all about the gender equality situation in Japan, especially as it relates to parity in politics.In her capacity as a professor of ...