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 2017-05-23 10:40 

The Asahi Shimbun

Snared Nagoya alligator gar found to be male with empty gut:The Asahi Shimbun... +

NAGOYA--An elusive alligator gar that was suspected of preying on native species in the outer moat o...

 2017-05-23 10:39 

The Mainichi

Gov't to inspect Shoko Chukin Bank over shady loans 2017 5 23... +

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government will conduct an on-site inspection into Shoko Chukin Bank, a state-linked lender for small and midsize firms, as early as Wednesday over its shady loans under a state-backed scheme to help crisis-hit companies, government o...

 2017-05-23 10:39 

The Mainichi

Country Gentleman: Learning from the woods... +

I came to live here in northern Nagano in 1980. In order to learn more about the surrounding mountains and forest I joined the local hunters association and got a Japanese gun license and a gun....

 2017-05-23 10:36 

Central News Agency

Taiwan seeks aviation business via meeting in France... +

Taipei, May 23 (CNA) Taiwan's aviation industry is keen to develop business opportunities in Europe after holding a industry conference in the French city of Toulouse, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said on Tuesday....

 2017-05-23 10:35 

Central News Agency

ITRI develops world's first easy-to-use pesticide detector... +

Taipei, May 23 (CNA) The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has developed a device that it said can detect the level of pesticides on fruits and vegetables as they are being washed, and it hopes the device can hit the market next year....

 2017-05-23 10:27 

The Mainichi

Editorial: Transparent probe needed into vet school approval involving PM Abe... +

Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Education Minister Hirokazu Matsuno has announced that the ministry did not confirm the existence of a document mentioning Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ...

 2017-05-23 10:22 

The Asahi Shimbun

Freeze-Dried Mouse Sperm Survives Trip in Space:The Asahi Shimbun... +
 2017-05-23 10:21 

South China Morning Post

Officers arrest 21 over faked concrete test results for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge project... +

Hong Kong’s graft-buster has arrested 21 members of a contractor who are thought to have faked concrete test reports used for the multibillion-dollar bridge project linking the city to Zhuhai and Macau. Officers from the Independent Commission Again...

 2017-05-23 10:18 

The Mainichi

LDP lawmaker Onishi claims cancer patient comment was misunderstood 2017 5 23... +

Ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) lawmaker Hideo Onishi told reporters on May 22 that a comment he made a week before that ...

 2017-05-23 10:17 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

World Cup countdown: Siegfried Wai and Jason Lui among 54 players in mix for Hong Kong squad... +

Youngster Shahid Wasif has earned himself a full-time contract with Cricket Hong Kong while two more Chinese players are in the mix in the quest to reach the ICC World Cup qualifiers. The 20-year-old Diasqua Little Sai Wan player has been with the senior ...

 2017-05-23 10:16 

South China Morning Post

Backlash over US graduation speech that humiliated China and a flag dress at Cannes... +

A graduate from Yunnan who praised the fresh air and freedom of the United States and a Chinese actress who wore a “flag” dress to the Cannes Film Festival have found themselves at the centre of a nationalist backlash. Yang Shuping, who studie...

 2017-05-23 10:14 

The Mainichi

Japan slams terror attack in Britain, vows solidarity 2017 5 23... +

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday condemned a suspected terrorist attack at a pop concert in Britain the previous day that killed 19 people, expressing solidarity with the international community in fighting terrorism....

 2017-05-23 10:13 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Ahok is not afraid: Jakartas jailed governor drops appeal against blasphemy conviction... +

The wife of Jakarta’s Christian governor told a tearful press conference Tuesday her husband had withdrawn his appeal against a blasphemy conviction and two-year jail term for the good of Indonesia. But a challenge filed by prosecutors against his s...

 2017-05-23 09:52 

South China Morning Post

Its too early to discuss Hong Kongs post-2047 future, says Beijing diplomat... +

A top Chinese diplomat in Hong Kong has said it is too early to discuss what will happen to Hong Kong after Beijing’s promise of “one country, two systems” expires in 2047, as the city should focus on efforts to boost the economy and saf...

 2017-05-23 09:34 

Central News Agency

President affirms Taiwan's partnership with U.S.... +

Taipei, May 23 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen () reiterated Tuesday that Taiwan will continue its role as a reliable partner of the United States in regional security and continue to work for regional peace and prosperity....

 2017-05-23 09:34 

Japan Times

Mizutani determined to succeed at worlds... +

Rio Olympic bronze medalist Jun Mizutani knows what he must do in order to stand on the podium at the World Table Tennis Championships for the first time, and is poised to continue challenging China’s dominance in the sport. “I won’t be ...

 2017-05-23 09:34 

Central News Agency

Taiwan travel agency hacked from abroad: police... +

Taipei, May 23 (CNA) Police are investigating the hacking of a local travel agency's computer system that led to the loss of customers' data, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said Tuesday....

 2017-05-23 09:34 

Japan Times

Moyes resigns after Sunderlands relegation from Premier League... +

David Moyes quit as Sunderland manager on Monday following relegation from the English Premier League, having failed to revive a reputation damaged so badly at Manchester United. After impressing during 11 years at Everton, Moyes has lasted less than a ye...

 2017-05-23 09:34 

Central News Agency

Taiwan shares close above 10,000 points; turnover moderate... +

Taipei, May 23 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan trended slightly higher and closed above the 10,000-point level Tuesday as the bellwether electronics sector gained ground, helped by interest in iPhone and iPad assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (), dealers sa...

 2017-05-23 09:34 

Central News Agency

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

Taipei, May 23 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Tuesday, gaining NT$0.114 to close at NT$30.166....

 2017-05-23 09:33 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) South Korea fires warning shots at flying object from North... +

South Korean troops fired warning shots at an ...

 2017-05-23 09:28 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) Hanwha Eagles fire manager Kim Sung-keun... +

The South Korean baseball club Hanwha Eagles on Tuesday fired their manager Kim Sung-keun....

 2017-05-23 09:28 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

How Amazon helped push Japans famed delivery men to the edge... +

Japan’s home-delivery system, the envy of the world, is breaking down under the load of rapidly expanding e-commerce companies demanding same-day delivery of their wares. Want to play a round of golf but don’t have a car? No problem. Simply dr...

 2017-05-23 09:27 

Japan Times

Top SDF officer warns North Korea close to mastering technology for hitting Japan with nukes... +

Given enough time, North Korea will likely succeed in developing a nuclear warhead small enough to be mounted on a ballistic missile capable of directly striking Japan, the Self-Defense Forces’ highest-ranking officer warned Tuesday. Facing reporter...

 2017-05-23 09:26 

Japan Times

Lawmakers ram conspiracy bill through Lower House as U.N. expert slams Tokyo... +

A heated war of words has broken out between Tokyo and a United Nations expert over a contentious bill that would criminalize conspiracies. That legislation was rammed through the Lower House on Tuesday despite raucous protests. The government should take...

 2017-05-23 09:24 

Japan Times

Irans Rouhani wins a second term... +

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is no Western-style liberal but he understands that Iran's best hope rests on reintegration into the region and the world. The post Iran’s Rouhani wins a second term appeared first on The Japan Times....

 2017-05-23 09:23 

Japan Times

The day Chinas version of the Lehman crisis explodes... +

Concerns are mounting in international financial circles that the present status of China's economy is getting closer to what had existed in the United States when it was hit by the crisis triggered by the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008. The post The...

 2017-05-23 09:22 

Japan Times

China could be the future of the sharing economy... +

At a time when much of China's economy is slowing or stalling, the sharing sector is booming. The post China could be the future of the sharing economy appeared first on The Japan Times....

 2017-05-23 09:22 

NHK

Trial rice farming begins in a Fukushima town... +

Rice farming resumed on Tuesday in a town near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, for the first time since the 2011 accident....

 2017-05-23 09:21 

Japan Times

For Shinzo Abe, an epic buyers remorse... +

There's still time for the prime minister to distance himself from a White House in flames The post For Shinzo Abe, an epic buyer’s remorse appeared first on The Japan Times....

 2017-05-23 09:20 

The Asahi Shimbun

Philippines, China play down Duterte’s talk of war in south sea:The Asahi Shimbun... +

MANILA--The Philippines and China played down on Monday a warning by President Rodrigo Duterte that ...

 2017-05-23 09:19 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Corporate compliance rules too bureaucratic, hard to understand for employees, survey finds... +

Companies have invested time and resources in boosting their compliance systems, but this has had little effect on employees’ understanding of fraud and corruption, according to professional services firm EY. Of respondents to an EY survey, 85 per c...

 2017-05-23 09:19 

Japan Times

World should think twice before abolishing cash... +

No one's talking about the real motivations behind demonetization. The post World should think twice before abolishing cash appeared first on The Japan Times....

 2017-05-23 09:18 

NHK

Human rights groups speak against anti-terror bill... +

Human rights groups and lawyers have voiced opposition to a Japanese anti-terror bill in support of a letter to Japan's government by a UN independent expert that expressed concern about the bill....

 2017-05-23 09:16 

Japan Times

Iwano confirms quad salchow for free skate next season... +

It is rare for an athlete to make history the first time they embark on a new level in their career. Usually they settle in, bide their time, and work their way up. But one aspiring Japanese skater has a different plan for the upcoming season. Moa Iwano, ...

 2017-05-23 09:14 

Japan Times

Stocks dragged down on yens rise... +

Stocks turned lower Tuesday, dragged down by the yen’s ascent against the dollar. The Nikkei 225 shed 65.00 points, or 0.33 percent, to finish at 19,613.28. On Monday, the key market gauge gained 87.52 points. The Topix, which covers all first-secti...

 2017-05-23 09:10 

NHK

Park denies all charges at trial appearance... +

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye has made her first appearance at her trial for receiving bribes, abuse of power and other charges. She has denied any wrongdoing and pleaded not guilty....

 2017-05-23 09:10 

Yonhap News

BTS offers condolences over Manchester terror attack via Twitter... +

K-pop group BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys, on Tuesday offered condolences to the victims of a deadly terror attack at a concert in Manchester, Britain....

 2017-05-23 09:07 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong designers invention may improve bathroom usage for Parkinsons sufferers... +

When Emily Tang started work on her final year project in industrial and product design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, she had her grandfather, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, in mind. Tang chose to create something that would help such ...

 2017-05-23 09:03 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

ICAC surprises judge with case against Hong Kong legislator Long Hair Leung Kwok-hung... +

A judge on Tuesday expressed surprise at government prosecutors’ case against veteran legislator “Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung, who denied misconduct over HK$250,000 he took from a media tycoon but allegedly did not declare to the Legislat...

 2017-05-23 09:00 

Nikkei Asian Review

The cloud, the crowd and Asian factories drive startup boom ... +

TOKYO -- Technion-Israel Institute of Technology -- a name every venture capitalist should know.The university, founded with the support of Albert Ein...

 2017-05-23 08:59 

Yonhap News

'Unidentified object' traverses border to S. Korea: military... +

South Korean troops fired warning shots at an ...

 2017-05-23 08:58 

Japan Times

Tofubeats: the art of reality in an era of post-truth... +

The final months of 2016 left Yusuke Kawai feeling confused. The electronic artist who records under the name tofubeats came across a BBC news segment touching on the concept of “post-truth221; the Oxford Dictionary named it word of the year and...

 2017-05-23 08:58 

Japan Times

U.S., Japanese firms collaborating on new missile defense radar, sources say... +

Raytheon and Lockheed Martin are working with Japanese partners on rival projects to develop new radars that will enhance Japan’s shield against any North Korean missile strike, government and defense industry sources in Tokyo said. As nuclear-armed...

 2017-05-23 08:55 

Japan Times

Kaikei: the name behind the gods... +

Kamakura Period (1185-1333) Buddhist sculptures often come down to us under the individual names of makers (when known) though they were often fashioned in workshops by multiple hands. A significant 13th-century work would employ a dozen or so team member...

 2017-05-23 08:53 

South China Morning Post

Pragmatic Chinese women prefer to date men who earn two to three times as much as they do: survey... +

Women in China still don’t hold up half the sky when it comes to dating, with most saying they want to date men who earn double or triple what they do, a new survey found. More than 54 per cent of women said they preferred the men they date to earn ...

 2017-05-23 08:52 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Russia presents list of embargoed luxury goods to N.K. sanctions committee ... +

Russia, for the first time, has presented a list of luxury goods that are banned from being exported to North Korea to a U.N. sanctions committee, a U.S. broadcaster said Tuesday....

 2017-05-23 08:45 

Yonhap News

Russia presents list of embargoed luxury goods to N.K. sanctions committee ... +

Russia, for the first time, has presented a list of luxury goods that are banned from being exported to North Korea to a U.N. sanctions committee, a U.S. broadcaster said Tuesday....

 2017-05-23 08:45 

South China Morning Post

US President Donald Trump condemns evil losers behind Manchester attack... +

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday condemned the “evil losers” behind a bomb attack at a pop concert in the British city of Manchester that killed at least 22 people. “So many young, beautiful, innocent people living and enjoying their...

 2017-05-23 08:40 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) N. Korea flies an unidentified projectile across border with S. Korea: military... +

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