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Chinese Nobel laureate’s widow makes 1st appearance

Reuters SHANGHAI (Reuters) — The widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo has appeared for the first time since her husband’s funeral in an online video in which she said she was recuperating and asked for time to mourn. Liu Xia had bee...
Aug 19, 2017 World News

U.S. Cyber Command status raised

Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was elevating the status of the Pentagon’s U.S. Cyber Command to help spur development of cyber weapons to deter attacks and punish intruders. In a statement, Trump said t...
Aug 19, 2017 World News

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French cuisine with a Japanese twist

The Motif Restaurant and Bar at the Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi is offering dinner created in collaboration with Sapporo’s Moliere F...Aug 17, 2017

Herbs relax and soothe on humid nights

Prince Park Tower Tokyo is offering an accommodation plan from July 14 to Sept. 30 especially for those who have a hard time sleeping during the hot ...Aug 14, 2017

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‘Senran Kagura’ makes a big splash

The “Senran Kagura” games are ridiculous. But that’s the whole point. Previous installments have followed the adventures of buxom female kunoichi (female ninjas), who end up with tattered clothing while battling foes. This...
Aug 14, 2017

Tweeters spill their guts on #gaijinconfessionfriday

Things got real this Friday — real funny — as non-Japanese living in Japan admitted their biggest blunders, mistakes and unpopular opinions using the #gaijinconfessionfriday hashtag (see Birth of a Twitter trend: the story behind #gaijinconfess...
Aug 14, 2017

Technological fun for the home

Nano drones are taking off big time Everyone seems to want a drone these days, but their sizes, prices and complicated instructions usually prevent most from indulging. CCP’s tiny quadcopter Real Live Tetral, however, is a good...
Aug 14, 2017

Games: Best of editions and additions

Eighth time lucky for ‘Mario Kart’ The eighth entry in the long-running “Mario Kart” series first came out in 2014. Now a deluxe version is headed for Nintendo Switch, with the appropriate title “Mario K...
Aug 14, 2017

Today’s modern home helpers

Robotic window wiping For anyone who despises housework, robot home helpers are a blessing. Everyone knows iRobot’s Roomba vacuum cleaner, perhaps you’ve even heard of the same company’s Braava floor mop. But what a...
Aug 14, 2017

Summer releases: bring your A-game

Stuff they don’t teach at school It’s May and it’s virtually summer — the perfect time to play “Summer Lesson: The Hikari Miyamoto Collection,” in which you tutor and hang out with schoolgirl Hikari Mi...
Aug 14, 2017

Unusual controllers preside at BitSummit

A man wearing a blue shirt and box over his head wandered the floor at Kyoto’s Miyako Messe exhibition hall. As passersby stopped to look, he handed them empty lotion pump bottles and invited them to try squirting them.It was a quirky m...
Aug 14, 2017

Set to go with the push of a button

A very meta instant camera Japan’s biggest toy fair, the International Tokyo Toy Show, is always a good place to discover new gadgets, even if they are originally designed for kids. This year it was held June 1-4 and one produc...
Aug 14, 2017

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Ceremony celebrates coffee

Ethiopia’s own coffee culture has helped people relish slow living in the nation, with a unique ceremony providing people with lively communica...Aug 14, 2017

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Tottenham signs Sanchez to six-year contract

LONDON – Tottenham broke its transfer record to make the club’s first signing of the summer on Friday, bringing in Colombia center-back Davinson Sanchez from Ajax for a fee that could rise to €42 million (&...
Aug 19, 2017

Barca loses Suarez for four weeks with injury

BARCELONA, SPAIN – After losing Neymar for good, Barcelona will also face the first month of the Spanish League season without Luis Suarez.Barcelona said on Thursday that Suarez will be sidelined for at least ...
Aug 19, 2017

Ronaldo describes ban as ‘persecution’

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo has bitterly criticized his five-game suspension for pushing a referee who had sent him off, describing the ban as “persecution.”Ronaldo wrote on his Instagram account on Wednesday that “...
Aug 17, 2017

Vissel fire manager Nelsinho

KOBE – Vissel Kobe have terminated the contract of manager Nelsinho due to the side’s poor performance this season, despite having acquired former Germany striker Lukas Podolski this summer, the J. League first-...
Aug 17, 2017

Reds edge Brazilian club Chapecoense on late penalty

SAITAMA – Sentimental favorite Chapecoense lost 1-0 to the Urawa Reds after a controversially awarded penalty in Tuesday’s Suruga Bank Championship.Urawa won the penalty two minutes to time, when Zlatan L...
Aug 16, 2017

Liverpool edges closer to Champions League

BERLIN – Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool is far from certain of a Champions League group stage berth despite its 2-1 win at Hoffenheim on Tuesday in their play-off, first-leg.The result in southwest Germany leav...
Aug 16, 2017

Ronaldo banned for five games after pushing ref

BARCELONA, SPAIN – Cristiano Ronaldo lost his cool, and now Real Madrid has lost its main man for five matches at the start of the Spanish season.Ronaldo was banned for five games on Monday after shoving a ref...
Aug 15, 2017

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