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One killed, some 30 injured in train-truck collision in Yokohama

September 5, 2019

Yokohama–An eight-car Keikyu Corp. train and a truck collided at a crossing in Yokohama, the capital of Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, on Thursday, leaving a man dead and some 30 people injured, authorities said. The man died after he

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Putin celebrates new plant on isle disputed with Japan

September 5, 2019

Vladivostok, Russia–Russian President Vladimir Putin celebrated on Thursday the opening of a new large fishery processing plant built on one of the four northwestern Pacific islands at the center of a decades-old territorial row between Moscow and Tokyo. Talking with

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Osaka, Tokyo in top 10 of world’s most livable cities

September 5, 2019

London–Osaka and Tokyo, both in Japan, appeared in the top 10 of the world’s most livable cities, according to a list released by the Economist Intelligence Unit Wednesday. Osaka was ranked fourth in the Global Liveability Index that covered 140

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Team succeeds in recognizing chimpanzee faces using AI

September 5, 2019

Kyoto–A team including Kyoto University researchers has said it succeeded in recognizing the faces of wild chimpanzees automatically with an accuracy of over 90 pct using an artificial intelligence system. Kyoto University conducts research on wild chimpanzees in a field

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Japanese arrested over Hong Kong protests Saturday

September 5, 2019

Hong Kong–Hong Kong police arrested a Japanese man in his 40s in connection with massive protests in the region Saturday, diplomatic sources said Wednesday. The Japanese consulate-general in Hong Kong provided assistance to the man, who has already been released

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Japan’s K Supercomputer Shut Down

September 1, 2019

Kobe- The K supercomputer of Japanese government-affiliated research institute Riken was shut down on Friday, drawing to a close the seven-year history of the former world leader in computing speed and data-processing ability. The K will be succeeded by Fugaku,

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Kazuo Wada, ex-Yaohan chief, dies at 90

August 29, 2019

Tokyo–Kazuo Wada, effective founder and former chairman of collapsed supermarket chain Yaohan Japan, died of old age on Aug. 19, it was learned Thursday. He was 90. He passed away at his home in Izunokuni, Shizuoka Prefecture, central Japan. After

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Japan trying to “rationalize” economic retaliation: Moon

August 29, 2019

Seoul–South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that Japan is trying to “rationalize” its economic retaliation against South Korea, criticizing Tokyo’s recent removal of Seoul from its list of countries with preferential trade status. “The Japanese government is trying to

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