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Japan approves bill simplifying court steps to identify cyberbullies

News from Japan - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 07:58
Changes to the law on internet service providers come after calls to tackle online abuse, particularly after last year's death of a cast member on ...

FCC approves $50 monthly internet subsidies for low-income households during pandemic

America: CNN - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 07:49
The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved final rules for a new broadband subsidy program that could help struggling families pay for internet service during the pandemic.

North Pacific economies agree to cut saury quotas by 40% as catches decline

News from Japan - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 07:46
The combined catch of all commission participants excluding the U.S. and Canada plunged by nearly 60% in 2019 from the previous year to far below ...

Myanmar’s civil servant strikes start to bite

Asia/Pacific - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 07:44
Without civil servants, the military regime is unable to collect taxes, send out electricity bills, test the population for COVID-19 or simply keep the country ...

Japan’s troubled Go To Travel campaign may partially resume after emergency

News from Japan - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 07:25
The tourism minister said Thursday that the incentive program might resume in only parts of the country, and would depend on the local virus situation.

Here's why new 'WandaVision' episodes debut in the middle of the night

America: CNN - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 07:07
Every Friday, groggy Marvel fans either wake up early or stay up late to follow along with the weekly adventures of streaming's favorite couple: witchy Wanda Maximoff and her humanoid husband, The Vision, on Disney+'s "WandaVision."

MLB fan attendance plans not universal to start 2021 season

Japan: Sports - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 06:44
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has approved a plan to allow 30% capacity at home games for the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians to begin the ...

Japan on high alert for COVID-19 vaccination scams

News from Japan - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 06:20
Vaccine-linked scams emerged in January, according to an official, when the approach of the vaccine program quickly captured national attention.

China vows 5-year plan dedicated to climate, but growth and security concerns weigh

Asia/Pacific - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 05:51
Experts say Beijing is still likely to give regions leeway to focus on growth and build new coal-fired power stations to head off energy shortages.

Mother who lost 3 children and her mom in fire during power outages talks about tragic night

America: CNN - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 05:50
As Texas hobbles back to normal life after a devastating winter storm, one mother is still trying to come to terms with a heart-wrenching and unfathomable personal tragedy.

Sara Takanashi finishes third at world ski jumping championships

Japan: Sports - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 05:32
Takanashi, who was unable to improve on her 100-meter first attempt on the normal hill, will have another chance to win gold at next week's ...

Forest fire spreading for sixth day in eastern Japan

News from Japan - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 05:07
Ashikaga in Tochigi Prefecture issued an evacuation advisory for 98 more households on Friday, bringing the total number advised to evacuate as a result of ...

Tiger Woods transferred to Los Angeles hospital for further treatment

Japan: Sports - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 05:01
Golf superstar Tiger Woods has been transferred to a Los Angeles medical facility for further treatment, according to a statement Thursday from the hospital where ...

Japan farm officials punished for dining with bribery scandal executive

News from Japan - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 04:53
The development could deal a blow to Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's administration, which is already under fire over a similar scandal involving other bureaucrats and ...

Seoul may elect first female mayor as scandal stirs Moon’s party

Asia/Pacific - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 04:42
The suicide of Seoul’s mayor amid sexual harassment allegations shamed South Korea’s male-dominated society and the election to replace him is now turning into a ...