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 2017-12-13 10:38 

The Mainichi

High court orders suspension of Ehime nuclear reactor...

HIROSHIMA (Kyodo) -- The Hiroshima High Court on Wednesday revoked a lower court decision and ordered the suspension of a nuclear reactor at the Ikata power plant in Ehime Prefecture, western Japan....

 2017-12-13 10:34 

South China Morning Post

Will Donald Trump be the elephant in the room at Xi Jinping's big economic meeting?...

As China's top leadership gather next week to set key economic policies for next year, they cannot neglect three looming threats from across the Pacific interest rate rises by the Federal Reserve that may attract money away from Chinese markets, Washi...

 2017-12-13 10:25 

The Asahi Shimbun

Defectors: North Korean spies not on fishing boats washing ashore:The Asahi Shimbun...

Although espionage fears have spread from coastal villages to top government officials, North Korean...

 2017-12-13 10:13 

Guangming Online

“Nanjing Massacre” oil painting series on display...

Twelve oil paintings in commemoration of the Nanjing Massacre were displayed in Jiangsu Art Museum, Dec. 12....

 2017-12-13 10:13 

South China Morning Post

Britain must obey EU environment rules for post-Brexit air deal, aviation group warns...

The European Union must make Britain's air industry sign up to the bloc's environment rules if it wants to keep access to European skies after Brexit, a campaign group warned.Airlines should stay in the EU's emissions trading scheme and follow...

 2017-12-13 10:09 

The Mainichi

Gov't mulls giving nat'l award to shogi, go champions 2017/12/13...

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government said Wednesday it is considering conferring the People's Honor Award on two champions of the Japanese board games of shogi and go for their achievement in holding all major titles....

 2017-12-13 10:05 

Central News Agency

Trump unlikely to authorize U.S.-Taiwan navy port calls: scholars...

Washington, Dec. 12 (CNA) Although United States President Donald Trump has signed into law a defense policy bill, which includes clauses that would facilitate port calls between the U.S. navy and the Taiwan navy, several U.S. experts on Taiwan affairs ha...

 2017-12-13 10:05 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Harvey Weinstein's Hong Kong associate Bey Logan accused of sexual misconduct...

Hong Kong has become embroiled in the Harvey Weinstein sex abuse scandal after multiple women alleged they were victims of sexual misconduct by an associate and former top executive of the Hollywood mogul's operation in the city.British-born martial a...

 2017-12-13 10:04 

Central News Agency

Taiwan shares end up, but gains capped short of 10,500 points...

Taipei, Dec. 13 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan closed moderately higher Wednesday as gains posted by non-high-tech stocks offset losses suffered by the bellwether electronics sector, dealers said....

 2017-12-13 10:02 

Guangming Online

U.S. university study spurs new WHO guidelines for disabling tropical disease...

Based on the studies led by Washington University School of Medicine in St.An estimated 70 million people worldwide are infected with lymphatic filariasis, a parasitic disease spread by mosquitoes....

 2017-12-13 10:02 

Guangming Online

Overfishing, climate change endangering seabirds...

12 (Xinhua) -- The effects of overfishing and climate change are pushing many seabirds closer to extinction, according to the latest data released on Tuesday by BirdLife International....

 2017-12-13 09:56 

Guangming Online

Scenery of Nanchangtan Village in NW China's Ningxia(1)...

Photo taken on Dec. 12, 2017 shows scenery of Nanchangtan Village of Zhongwei City, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region....

 2017-12-13 09:47 

Guangming Online

Pic story: Survivors of Nanjing Massacre(1)...

The year 2017 marks the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre, in which more than 300,000 Chinese were killed by the Japanese invaders who occupied Nanjing on Dec. 13, 1937, marking the start of six weeks of destruction, pillage, rape and slaughter in ...

 2017-12-13 09:43 

South China Morning Post

FBI agents on Russia probe called Trump an 'idiot', 'loathsome human being'...

A senior FBI agent removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe this year referred to Donald Trump before his election as an "idiot", in emails turned over to the Senate, US media reported.Peter Strzok, a senior counter-intellige...

 2017-12-13 09:39 

Guangming Online

Swans seen in east China's nature reserve(1)...

Swans are seen at the Swan Lake in Rongcheng national swan nature reserve in Rongcheng City, east China's Shandong Province, Dec. 10, 2017....

 2017-12-13 09:37 

The Mainichi

Sagawa Express's parent makes strong debut on Tokyo bourse...

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The parent company of Sagawa Express Co., a major Japanese parcel delivery service, made a strong debut on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Wednesday in the country's biggest initial public offering this year....

 2017-12-13 09:34 

Yonhap News

Baseball's MVP picks up another major award...

The reigning South Korean baseball MVP Yang Hyeon-jong picked up another major trophy on Wednesday, completing an unprecedented sweep of the sport's top individual awards....

 2017-12-13 09:31 

The Mainichi

Democrat Doug Jones wins election to US Senate from Alabama...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Democrat Doug Jones wins election to the U.S. Senate from Alabama, as voters in the deeply conservative and heavily Republican state deal a stark political blow to President Donald Trump and narrow the GOP's majority in the Se...

 2017-12-13 09:30 

South China Morning Post

Can Moon Jae-in get relations with Beijing back on track after THAAD?...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has called for further cooperation on political and security issues with China as he began a fence-mending trip to Beijing, vowing not to let external factors affect relations between the two countries.Speaking to some 4...

 2017-12-13 09:30 

The Asahi Shimbun

Indonesia politician’s graft trial delayed by stomach woes:The Asahi Shimbun...

JAKARTA--A top Indonesian politician accused of involvement in one of the country's biggest corrupti...

 2017-12-13 09:27 

Nikkei Asian Review

Defunct bitcoin operator in Japan could see huge profit...

TOKYO -- Creditors of defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, which went under in 2014, have filed a petition with the Tokyo District Court, angry that the ...

 2017-12-13 09:23 

Guangming Online

China holds state memorial ceremony for Nanjing Massacre victims(1)...

Photo taken on Dec. 13, 2017 shows the scene of state memorial ceremony for China's National Memorial Day for Nanjing Massacre Victims at the memorial hall for the massacre victims in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province....

 2017-12-13 09:22 

South China Morning Post

AMC teams with Saudi sovereign investment fund to bring movies to the kingdom...

By Tony OwusuAMC Entertainment and Saudi Arabia's main sovereign wealth fund announced a partnership to bring cinemas to the country as it lifts a 35-year-old ban on cinemas."In line with the fund's mandate to help unlock promising new sectors...

 2017-12-13 09:21 

NHK

Bodies found in newly washed-ashore wooden boat...

Japanese law enforcement officials have found 2 bodies inside a wooden boat that washed ashore on the Sea of Japan in Katagami City, Akita Prefecture, on Tuesday....

 2017-12-13 09:15 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Humanoid robot debuts as Olympic torchbearer in South Korea...

By Chyung Eun-juA robot carried the Olympic torch in the torch relay for the first time in Daejeon.DRC-HUBO, a humanoid robot created by the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, sat at the controls with torchbearer Dennis Hong, engineering...

 2017-12-13 09:12 

The Mainichi

Object believed from US military helicopter falls onto Okinawa elementary school...

GINOWAN, Okinawa -- An object resembling a window fell from a helicopter onto the grounds of an elementary school located near U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma here, the Okinawa Prefectural Government reported to the Ginowan Municipal Government on D...

 2017-12-13 09:11 

South China Morning Post

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee leaves behind city in turmoil...

Under Mayor Ed Lee's seven-year watch, San Francisco went from a city mired in recession to a technology-fuelled economic powerhouse where housing costs skyrocketed and the chasm between the wealthy and everyone else grew. Lee died on Tuesday at 65 af...

 2017-12-13 09:05 

The Asahi Shimbun

Tillerson: U.S. ready to talk to N. Korea, Japan wants pressure:The Asahi Shimbun...

WASHINGTON/SEOUL--U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered to begin direct talks with North Kor...

 2017-12-13 09:04 

Central News Agency

Leofoo to offer new CHU graduates starting salary of NT$31,000...

Taipei, Dec. 13 (CNA) Leofoo Development Co., a leading hotel chain operator in Taiwan, said Wednesday it would offer new graduates a starting salary of NT$31,000 (US$1,033) from February 2018. The offer is part of a joint education-training program detai...

 2017-12-13 09:04 

Central News Agency

Navy to review options for minesweeper project: naval source...

Taipei, Dec. 13 (CNA) It will take the Navy about six months to assess and make a decision about how to proceed with its plan to build six minesweepers, now that the contract with Ching Fu Shipbuilding Co. (CFS) has been terminated, an unnamed naval offic...

 2017-12-13 09:04 

Central News Agency

Defense Ministry cancels warship contract with Ching Fu...

Taipei, Dec. 13 (CNA) The Ministry of National Defense (MND) has, as expected, terminated a multi-billion dollar contract with financially troubled Ching Fu Shipbuilding Co. to build minesweeper ships because the company has breached the contract....

 2017-12-13 09:04 

Central News Agency

U.S. dollar closes higher on Taipei forex...

Taipei, Dec. 13 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Wednesday, gaining NT$0.008 to close at NT$30.026....

 2017-12-13 09:03 

Yonhap News

Moon proposes new principles for Korea-China economic cooperation...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday proposed three basic principles to ensure and enhance economic cooperation between his country and China, amid what many believe to be Beijing's continued retaliation against Seoul over the deployment o...

 2017-12-13 09:00 

The Mainichi

UN official: N. Koreans say it's important to prevent war...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. political chief said Tuesday that senior North Korea officials told him during a four-day visit to the country last week ...

 2017-12-13 08:52 

Yonhap News

Unification minister calls on N. Korea to come to negotiating table unconditionally...

Unification Minister Cho Myung-gyon called on North Korea Wednesday to come to the negotiating table ...

 2017-12-13 08:52 

The Mainichi

Toyota, Panasonic to form EV battery tie-up...

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Toyota Motor Corp. and Panasonic Corp. are teaming up in the development of batteries for electric vehicles, sources close to the matter said Wednesday, amid intensifying global competition in cars without greenhouse gas emissions....

 2017-12-13 08:51 

NHK

Governor and residents' reactions...

Okinawa's governor and residents have expressed anger at the incident....

 2017-12-13 08:47 

Yonhap News

N. Korean conference unveils new leadership of military programs...

North Korea's recent conference on the defense industry offered a rare glimpse into a fresh lineup of leaders of its military development programs. North Korea reported it wrapped up the two-day Conference of Munitions Industry on Tuesday, an ev...

 2017-12-13 08:45 

NHK

Okinawa people concerned about US aircraft...

Okinawa, which hosts many US military bases in Japan, has a history of military aircraft accidents resulting in the deaths of local children....

 2017-12-13 08:45 

South China Morning Post

A scientist set out to prove that man flu is real so he could justify whining about his seasonal colds — what he found isn't helpful...

By Hilary BrueckYou could be forgiven for not being familiar with the term "Man Flu." The idea hails from Britain, where people have been accusing men of whining, laying around too much, and just generally over-complaining when they're sick.Th...

 2017-12-13 08:45 

The Asahi Shimbun

EDITORIAL: 'Defense only' posture under threat from new missile policy:The Asahi Shimbun...

The Defense Ministry will seek an additional 2.2 billion yen ($19 million) in initial budget request...

 2017-12-13 08:40 

NHK

US copter window falls on Okinawa school...

A window from a US military helicopter has fallen onto the grounds of an elementary school in Okinawa, Japan's southern prefecture....

 2017-12-13 08:36 

South China Morning Post

Chinese security officer who died trying to stop suicide nominated posthumously for bravery award...

A security guard who died on Sunday while trying to prevent a woman from committing suicide has been nominated posthumously for a bravery award by the company that employed him.Li Guowu, a 43-year-old security guard, was on patrol outside a residential bu...

 2017-12-13 08:35 

NHK

Cambodian opposition seeks US cooperation...

The daughter of a Cambodian opposition leader who was arrested on suspicion of treason has sought US cooperation for his release and to ensure free and fair elections next year....

 2017-12-13 08:34 

Yonhap News

POSCO's China plant sells 5 mln tons of steel...

POSCO, South Korea's leading steelmaker, said Wednesday that its auto steel processing plant in eastern China has sold an accumulated 5 million tons of steel....

 2017-12-13 08:33 

The Mainichi

China holds ceremony for 80th anniversary of Nanjing massacre...

BEIJING (Kyodo) -- China held a memorial ceremony on Wednesday for victims of the 1937 massacre committed by Japanese troops in Nanjing, with the attendance of President Xi Jinping, amid growing signs that efforts by the two countries to improve relations...

 2017-12-13 08:32 

South China Morning Post

Chinese tech firm told 'stop watching us' after footage from security cameras is broadcast via live-stream...

A Chinese live streaming platform has been accused of broadcasting surveillance videos that secretly monitor people's every moves.On Tuesday, an article with the headline "Stop Watching Us", went viral on Chinese social media.The article said ...

 2017-12-13 08:30 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong close to final deal with Beijing on detention notification system: sources...

Hong Kong is expected to get Beijing's agreement this week on faster notification when its residents are detained, sources said, as Secretary for Security John Lee Ka-chiu headed to Beijing on Wednesday to meet the mainland's Minister of Public Se...

 2017-12-13 08:30 

The Asahi Shimbun

Xi silent as China marks Nanking Massacre anniversary:The Asahi Shimbun...

BEIJING--China marked the 80th anniversary of the Nanking Massacre on Wednesday with a call to work ...

 2017-12-13 08:29 

Yonhap News

BLACKPINK song most popular K-pop video on YouTube this year...

Girl group BLACKPINK's music video for ...

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