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Saturday,17th November 2018




National

New Toyosu fish market opens doors to public in Tokyo

A new fish market in Tokyo's Toyosu waterfront district opened its doors to the public for the first time Saturday, with visitors able to view activity from behind the glass of an observation deck. Tours started around 10 a.m. following tuna auctions, with some visitors viewing the sites where...Full News..

Politics

U.S. wants deal with Japan to avoid competitive currency devaluations

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that Washington is seeking to include an agreement to prevent competitive currency devaluations in any trade deal with Japan. The United States pushed to include such a clause in the renegotiated North America Free Trade Agreement involving...Full News..

International

Cambodia’s biggest port sees China coveting Japan’s dominant role

Once a tranquil seaside enclave in southwestern Cambodia, Sihanoukville, or Kompong Som, has turned into a paradise for Chinese investors in recent years. Casinos, hotels, restaurants, massage parlors and supermarkets are festooned in signs in Chinese. More buildings are under construction, fueled...Full News..


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Sports

Turner homers as Dodgers beat Brewers in NLCS Game 2

Justin Turner and the Los Angeles Dodgers know all about performing in the postseason. Backed into a tough spot Saturday, the red-headed slugger delivered once again. Shut down for most of the afternoon, Los Angeles staged another late rally and Turner hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to...Full News..

Economics

Rakuten EXPRESS expands service area to 14 cities in metropolitan Tokyo

Rakuten Inc has expanded the coverage area of the Rakuten EXPRESS door-to-door delivery service to include the 14 cities of Fuchu, Chofu, Nishitokyo, Mitaka, Kodaira, Hino, Musashino, Tachikawa, Tama, Kokubunji, Koganei, Inagi, Komae, and Kunitachi in the Tokyo metropolitan area. Rakuten EXPRESS...Full News..

Entertainment

China orders actress Fan Bingbing to pay massive tax fine

Chinese tax authorities have ordered "X-Men" star Fan Bingbing and companies she represents to pay taxes and penalties totaling $130 million, ending speculation over the fate of one of the country's highest-profile entertainers three months after she disappeared from public view. Of the total...Full News..


Crime

Woman arrested for killing brother in Osaka

Police in Sakai, Osaka, plan to charge a 44-year-old woman, already under arrest for killing her 40-year-old brother by making it look like he committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning, with the murder of her father by withholding his insulin. Akemi Adachi, who is the president of a...Full News..

Environment

Foreign students and Japanese still delivering water in northeastern Japan

Japanese and foreign students from around the world joined together in a volunteer project in this city in northeastern Japan heavily hit by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster, delivering bottled water and smiles to residents still living in temporary housing. A total of 100 students,...Full News..

Life Style

Hilton commits to cutting environmental footprint in half

HONG KONG-  Hilton has unveiled plans to cut its environmental footprint in half and double its social impact investment by 2030. Hilton will institute science-based targets to reduce carbon emissions and send zero soap to landfill. The company will also double the amount it spends with local...Full News..


Science & Technology

Facebook rolls out video service worldwide

Facebook said Wednesday it is rolling out globally its Watch video service, which has already been available in the United States for more than a year. "We designed the product not just in a mindless consumption but in order to get people engaged," said Fidji Simo, Facebook's vice president for...Full News..

Bangladesh News

Ex Prime minister Khaleda’s trial to be held at old central jail

The trial in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case filed against Ex Prime minister of Bangladesh and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and three others is to be held today inside Dhaka Old Central Jail at Nazimuddin Road, where Khaleda has been serving jail in another case. The BNP chief is serving five...Full News..

More News

Japanese beef is gaining fans abroad, but are they eating it wrong?

Wagyu is gaining a following far beyond Japan, but diners in the West may be missing out on the best of its flavor. This premium beef, it turns out, is not really cut out for steaks. In the Japanese grading system, the level of marbling -- the intramuscular fat that gives wagyu its silky,...Full News..