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Emperor visits tomb of predecessor Jimmu, Japan’s legendary first leader, before abdication

News from Japan - 1 hour 41 min ago
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on Tuesday visited the mausoleum of Japan’s legendary first leader Emperor Jimmu in Nara Prefecture to pay respects before his ...

No change in Japan’s opposition to Israel’s annexation of Golan Heights, says Suga

News from Japan - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 23:33
Japan does not recognize the annexation of the Golan Heights by Israel and there is no change in this position, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga ...

Suga to whittle down Japan era name candidates on April 1, with Cabinet’s final decision later in day

News from Japan - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 23:00
The government plans to narrow down a list of candidates for the new era name on April 1, the same day it will pick and ...

Japan to partially lift evacuation order for one of towns hosting Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant

News from Japan - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 22:36
Japan will for the first time next month partially lift an evacuation order for one of the two towns where the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant ...

In Thai poll mess, allies of tycoon Thaksin Shinawatra race coup-prone generals to secure majority

Asia/Pacific - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 22:34
Thailand’s first election since the 2014 coup was always going to be messy. But it’s turning out to be even more chaotic than many observers ...

Researchers discover Japan’s oldest known rock in Shimane, dating back 2.5 billion years

News from Japan - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 21:51
Japanese researchers said Monday they have found the country’s oldest known rock, dating back 2.5 billion years, in Shimane Prefecture — around 500 million years ...

GSDF launches bases in Kagoshima and Okinawa for defense of Japan’s southwestern islands

News from Japan - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 21:33
The Ground Self-Defense Force launched new bases on Amami Oshima island in Kagoshima Prefecture and Miyako Island in Okinawa Prefecture on Tuesday, as part of ...

'Bomb threat' on home-bound SQ flight from Mumbai: SIA

Singapore: Today - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 20:47
1 hour 19 min ago

Actor Michael Madsen of ‘Kill Bill’ fame accused of driving under the influence

Japan: Culture - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 16:36
Police have arrested actor Michael Madsen after they say he was stopped while driving under the influence.The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says Madsen was ...

TODAY's morning brief for Tuesday, March 26

Singapore: Today - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 15:30
1 hour 31 min ago

Cannabis-related ER visits in Colorado rise after legalization, study says

America: CNN - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 15:01
Cannabis use in Colorado has been on the rise since medical cannabis was liberalized in 2009 and recreational cannabis went on sale in 2014, and it has led to an increase in emergency department visits, according to a new study.

Not guilty pleas in college admissions scheme

America: CNN - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 13:46
A dozen college coaches, sports administrators and test administrators each pleaded not guilty to racketeering in federal court in Boston on Monday as part of the sprawling college admissions scandal.

Runaway Saudi sisters leave Hong Kong for new country, in secrecy

Asia/Pacific - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 13:46
Two Saudi sisters fleeing their family in Saudi Arabia have secured emergency visas and departed Hong Kong to a new country of residence, their lawyer ...