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22 Oct
A Tokyo court has ordered Facebook to disclose the IP addresses used by fake accounts that were posting revenge porn, a lawyer said Tuesday, in the first such case in Japan. In response to the order the U.S.-based social networking site revealed IP addresses -- a string of numbers identifying…
22 Oct
Japan's trade deficit expanded 1.6% year-on-year in September, marking its worst ever shortfall for the month, data showed Wednesday. Japan logged a deficit of 958.3 billion yen against a year-before shortfall of 943.2 billion yen, extending the run of red-ink to a 27th straight month. The result was much worse…
22 Oct
U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker is urging Japan to be bolder in opening its markets to help reach a deal on a pan-Pacific trade agreement. Pritzker, who is leading the Commerce Department's first trade mission to Japan in two decades, said Tuesday that U.S. and Japanese negotiators were closing the…
22 Oct
Ben Bradlee, the hard-charging editor who guided The Washington Post through its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Watergate scandal and invigorated its newsroom for more than two decades, died Tuesday. He was 93. Bradlee died at his home of natural causes, the Post reported. As managing editor first and later…
22 Oct
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, poses for photos with new Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Yoichi Miyazawa, left, and new Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa at his official residence in Tokyo on Tuesday.
22 Oct
Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation's defenses against Ebola by requiring that all arrivals from the disease-ravaged zone pass through one of five U.S. airports. The move responds to pressure from some Congress members and the public to impose…
22 Oct
North Korea's reclusive government abruptly freed an American man Tuesday, nearly six months after he was arrested on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, but Pyongyang refused to hand over two other U.S. citizens who are still being held. There was no immediate explanation for the release of…
22 Oct
Turkey said Tuesday Kurdish peshmerga fighters based in Iraq have yet to cross into Syria from Turkish territory, a day after announcing it was assisting their transit to join the battle for the town of Kobane. "The peshmerga have yet to cross from Turkey to Kobane and this issue is…
22 Oct
Panasonic is going to release an electric steam mask for the face called Booster Mask EH-XM10 on November 28 from the Panasonic Beauty Premium series. The price will be 40,000 yen. Booster Mask EH-XM10 helps the moisturizing factor of skin lotion or serum face masks for the outer layer of…
22 Oct
Japan's top security adviser Shotaro Yachi called Tuesday for a thaw in relations with South Korea, which have soured over historical and territorial disputes. The visiting official also told his South Korean counterpart Kim Kwan-Jin that Tokyo would "closely cooperate" with Seoul in handling North Korea's nuclear program or in…
22 Oct
Hillary Clinton urged Americans not to vote for Republicans who dwell on the past, warning at a Democratic campaign rally Tuesday that conservatives seek to keep women's rights "under assault" nationwide. Applauded by hundreds of supporters in suburban Denver, the former secretary of state lent her political celebrity to Colorado's…
22 Oct
Japan's plan to legalise casino gambling is likely to be delayed yet again, a senior official said, dealing a new blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a setback to operators anxious for the launch of Asia's next big gambling market. Las Vegas Sands, Genting Singapore, MGM Resorts, Melco Crown…
22 Oct
22 Oct
A pensioner who dumped almost a quarter of a ton of pornography in an Osaka park is unlikely to be charged, police said Tuesday, because the stash belonged to an ill friend. Hideaki Adachi was spotted unloading 17 sacks of films and magazines, which included around 500 VHS video tapes,…
22 Oct
Aisin Seiki Co Ltd has developed a transportation robot that can detect obstacles and automatically decelerate. It was developed based on an electric wheelchair and can be controlled by the passenger with a joystick. While the maximum speed of a normal electric wheelchair is about 6km/h, that of the new…
22 Oct
Japan said on Tuesday it would hold a bilateral military exercise with the United States in November to ensure smooth joint operations between the two countries' militaries and bolster island defense capabilities. The field drill, called "Keen Sword", is held every two years. It comes as Japan is engaged in…
22 Oct
Life and death, surveillance and privacy, humans and robots: Keiichiro Shibuya likes to unsettle and push boundaries in music. The Japanese composer made a stir in 2012 when he created the first ever virtual opera starring a computer-generated image of a girl, and he is now preparing to go a…
22 Oct
The Champions League returned on Tuesday with a 40-goal bonanza as Bayern Munich thrashed Roma 7-1 for its biggest victory on the road and Luiz Adriano scored five as Shakhtar put seven past BATE Borisov. Chelsea wasn't far behind in a 6-0 win over Maribor, but Manchester City remained without…
22 Oct
The Moscow plane crash that killed Total's CEO Christophe de Margerie was caused by "criminal negligence" on the part of senior airport officials, Russian investigators said on Tuesday. "It was not a terrible tragic series of circumstances... but criminal negligence by officials" who failed to ensure that airport staff coordinated…
22 Oct
While the weather is gradually getting chillier as many parts of the world meander into autumn, we know we’ll never be able to give up the sweetest bit of summer – ice cream. You can never be too full, nor the weather too cold, for a bowl of that delicious,…
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