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Japan high court backs Mt. Gox chief Mark Karpeles’ conviction for data manipulation

News from Japan - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 13:46
The cryptocurrency dealer won't have to serve jail time but says he appealed to clear his name.

Suicide in Japan: Seeking to part the dark clouds as pandemic threatens recent progress

News from Japan - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 13:00
The death of ‘Terrace House’ star Hana Kimura in May has thrust the issue of suicide back into the national spotlight.

‘Sharing a House with the Never-Ending Man’: 15 years as Studio Ghibli’s bridge to the world

Japan: Culture - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 12:59
There’s a lot to be learned from living with the Never-Ending Man. That’s Hayao Miyazaki, the renowned director of animated films such as “Spirited Away” ...

Prosecutor gambling scandal lifts veil on press access in Japan

News from Japan - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 12:58
Will the incident prompt any major media outlet to change its ways when socializing with sources?

Japan’s parents are struggling with the never-ending cycle of preparing three meals a day

News from Japan - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 12:53
"It’s the thought of having to deal with the next meal as soon as this one is over, in whatever shape or form that meal ...

What constitutes nothingness? The answer could drive you insane

News from Japan - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 12:51
If we assume that everything is something, then nothing is in fact nothing.

MLB offers players 80 percent of prorated salaries, 72-game season

Japan: Sports - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 10:56
Major League Baseball and its players are moving closer — to a deal or to Commissioner Rob Manfred ordering a shortened season without an agreement.MLB ...

North Korea tells South to stop ‘nonsensical’ denuke talk

Asia/Pacific - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 09:50
North Korea on Saturday again bashed South Korea, telling its rival to stop "nonsensical” talk about its denuclearization and vowing to expand its military capabilities.The ...

Mic check, temp check: Tokyoites test out ‘new normal’ for singing as karaoke parlors reopen

News from Japan - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 09:48
Karaoke fans in Tokyo got a taste of the “new normal” on Friday, the first day after business closure requests for such establishments were lifted ...

Tokyo reports 24 new COVID-19 cases as capital sees 20-plus infections for third straight day

News from Japan - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 09:14
Tokyo reported 24 new cases of novel coronavirus infections Saturday, a level slightly lower than the 25 logged the previous day but the third straight ...

Only 10% of firms in Japan have addressed LGBT issues, survey finds

News from Japan - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 09:07
Just over 10 percent of companies in Japan have policies aimed at protecting the rights of sexual minorities, a recent government survey revealed, reflecting the ...

Top U.S. diplomat Mike Pompeo plans to meet Chinese officials in Hawaii: report

Asia/Pacific - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 08:52
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is planning to travel to Hawaii to meet with Chinese government officials, Politico reported Friday, citing two unnamed sources.Pompeo, ...

Tokyo falls to No. 3 on global list of most expensive cites for expats

News from Japan - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 07:36
Foreign exchange movements kept Hong Kong at the top but lifted Turkmenistan's Ashgabat into second place.

Beijing district in ‘wartime emergency’ after virus spike shuts market

Asia/Pacific - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 07:29
A district of Beijing was on a “wartime” footing and the capital banned tourism on Saturday after a cluster of novel coronavirus infections centred around ...

China sentences Australian to death for drug trafficking

Asia/Pacific - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 07:28
An Australian national has been sentenced to death by a Chinese court for drug trafficking, a verdict that could further inflame tensions between Beijing and ...

Longhorn athletes ask for buildings to be renamed, for school to drop ‘The Eyes of Texas’

Japan: Sports - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 07:08
A group of University of Texas football players and athletes across several sports called on the school Friday to rename several campus buildings, change the ...

Summer travel is rebounding

America: CNN - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 07:04
The summer travel season, which was all but written off just weeks ago, might be making a comeback of sorts have some peeks of sunshine after all.

China races to find a coronavirus vaccine and put scandals in the past

Asia/Pacific - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 06:52
China has mobilized its army and fast-tracked tests in the global race to find a coronavirus vaccine, but its labs also have an image tarnished ...

Bubba Wallace adjusts to role as voice for change in NASCAR

Japan: Sports - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 06:49
NASCAR's only black driver has become the sport's leading figure in the fight against racial injustice.