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 2017-09-19 10:57 

The Mainichi

Lawmakers' group to push for more benefits for daily medical care facilities for children... +

A multi-partisan legislators' group has solidified plans to propose that the government introduce an additional remuneration system for care facilities that provide services for children that need daily medical care....

 2017-09-19 10:51 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Charges against Hong Kong Occupy leaders are prosecution overkill, barrister says... +

A barrister representing the three founders of Hong Kong’s 2014 pro-democracy Occupy movement demanded on Tuesday for prosecutors to account for the fate of 700 other arrested protesters who have yet to face legal proceedings. Gerard McCoy SC raised...

 2017-09-19 10:48 

NHK

World leaders to speak at UN General Assembly... +

Leaders from nations around the world will deliver speeches at the UN General Assembly starting on Tuesday....

 2017-09-19 10:45 

South China Morning Post

Beijing shrugs off tough talk from Trumps top trade negotiator... +

Harsh criticism of China’s economic model and trade practices by US President Donald Trump’s top trade negotiator is just bluster and there is no real threat of a trade war, Chinese researchers say. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer &...

 2017-09-19 10:30 

Japan Times

Ultra stakes a claim on Japans music festival throne with help from Chainsmokers, Tiesto and more... +

Security tugs a woozy-looking man toward the exit of Odaiba Ultra Park after he got in a scuffle with another festivalgoer. His opponent, only steps ......

 2017-09-19 10:30 

Nikkei Asian Review

Singapore, Malaysia equities fall ahead of Fed policy review... +

KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore and Malaysian stocks fell Tuesday, with banks contributing the most to the losses, ahead of the U.S. Federa...

 2017-09-19 10:29 

Japan Times

The bigger picture is in the details... +

Tetsu Fusen (1891-1976) was regarded as an unusual though gifted painter in his own time. In the decades since, however, he has largely been forgotten, ......

 2017-09-19 10:28 

Japan Times

Natsuyuki Nakanishi... +

Sept. 15-Oct. 28Before moving on to abstract painting, Natsuyuki Nakanishi (1935-2016) began his artistic career in 1959 by adopting Neo-Dadaist theories into object-based works. He ......

 2017-09-19 10:27 

Japan Times

Aoyama Satoru: News from Nowhere... +

Sept. 20-Oct. 21Satoru Aoyama explores the relationship between textile arts and gender issues, often referencing contemporary fashion and pop culture icons influenced by 19th-century art ......

 2017-09-19 10:27 

Central News Agency

Kaohsiung city bureau demolishes culturally important property... +

Kaohsiung, Sept. 19 (CNA) The Kaohsiung Water Resources Bureau has angered local people by demolishing a 90-year-old Japanese-style wooden police dormitory without first assessing the property's cultural value....

 2017-09-19 10:26 

Japan Times

Raku Kichizaemon X: The 1970s Generation Today... +

Sept. 15-March 11Fourteen artists who studied sculpture at the same institution during the 1970s have been brought together for this eighth exhibition of Raku-ware ceramics. ......

 2017-09-19 10:22 

South China Morning Post

Central bank official says China keen to promote use of yuan in commodity pricing... +

China is keen to raise the profile of its currency in the pricing of commodities, according to a central bank official. The country is studying the “market rules and mechanisms of pricing commodities in yuan [to] satisfy demand from domestic and ove...

 2017-09-19 10:17 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Gyeonggi governor's son arrested on drug charges... +

Gyeonggi Province Gov. Nam Kyung-pil's son was arrested on Tuesday on drug charges....

 2017-09-19 10:15 

The Mainichi

Trump and Macron take spotlight at UN but challenges are key... +

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.S. President Donald Trump and French leader Emmanuel Macron are expected to take the spotlight at the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations - but it's the tough global challenges from the nuclear threat in No...

 2017-09-19 10:15 

The Asahi Shimbun

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi condemns all rights violations in Rakhine State:The Asahi Shimbun... +

NAYPYITAW--Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned all human rights violations on Tuesday and said...

 2017-09-19 10:14 

Japan Times

Nikkei soars to two-year high on yen fall, Wall Street rise... +

Stocks soared Tuesday thanks to the yen’s weakening against the dollar and higher U.S. equities, driving up the Nikkei 225 average to its highest closing ......

 2017-09-19 10:14 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Activist fined HK$3,000 for binning Hong Kong public library books in fight against cultural invasion from mainland China... +

A radical Hong Kong activist was on Tuesday fined HK$3,000 for dumping library books in a bin in what he said was an attempt to protect children from the “cultural invasion” of simplified Chinese characters. Alvin Cheng Kam-mun, 29, had told t...

 2017-09-19 10:12 

The Mainichi

MLB: Red Sox form continues with win over Orioles... +

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Andrew Benintendi hit a two-run single in the 11th inning, Mookie Betts had four RBIs and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-8 Monday night for their ninth win in 12 games....

 2017-09-19 10:08 

The Mainichi

Israel and US open first American military base in Israel... +

BISLACH AIR BASE, Israel (AP) -- Israel and the U.S. inaugurated the first American military base on Israeli soil on Monday, which will serve dozens of soldiers operating a missile defense system....

 2017-09-19 10:00 

Korea Joongang Daily

Blue House censures defense minister... +

The Blue House censured Defense Minister Song Young-moo on Tuesday for criticizing Moon Chung-in of Yonsei University, who is currently serving as President Moon Jae-in's special adviser on unification, foreign and security affairs....

 2017-09-19 10:00 

Korea Joongang Daily

Lee Myung-bak gov't accused of blacklisting... +

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon on Tuesday sued former President Lee Myung-bak for abuse of power and obstructing the public duties of the Seoul city government. "I have decided to sue Lee and others behind this....

 2017-09-19 09:58 

The Mainichi

The person named most dangerous online might surprise you... +

NEW YORK (AP) -- One-time pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne has beaten superstar Beyonce at something, but she may not be totally happy with her victory -- she's been named the most dangerous celebrity on the internet....

 2017-09-19 09:57 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

High jumper Cecilia Yeung ready to take on world after successful Asian stint... +

High jumper Cecilia Yeung Man-wai is ready to raise her game and compete at world level after wrapping up her season with medals in all Asian events she entered this year. Having celebrated her 23-year-old birthday with a bronze medal at the Asian Indoor ...

 2017-09-19 09:55 

NHK

Trump to address UN General Assembly... +

US President Donald Trump is expected to strongly condemn North Korea in his first address at the UN General Assembly....

 2017-09-19 09:50 

Japan Times

Abes partisan quest for a snap election... +

Should he decide to hold a snap election, Prime Minister Abe should make clear to voters exactly what new mandate he is seeking....

 2017-09-19 09:50 

The Asahi Shimbun

VOX POPULI: Abe about to kick a dying animal in cheap-shot call for election:The Asahi Shimbun... +

Judoka Yasuhiro Yamashita was nursing a pulled muscle in his right calf when he fought the final mat...

 2017-09-19 09:49 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Sri Lankas former army chief denied visa to attend UN due to allegations of war crimes during civil war... +

Sri Lanka’s former army chief Sarath Fonseka on Tuesday said he had been denied a visa to attend the UN general assembly because of unresolved war crime allegations against the military. The wartime general, who is now minister of regional developme...

 2017-09-19 09:49 

Japan Times

The tragedy of Aung San Suu Kyi... +

Myanmar's de facto leader still retains enough moral authority to prevent the Rohingya people from being driven out and forgotten - if she is ......

 2017-09-19 09:48 

Japan Times

How the prime minister can win over Japans neighbors... +

Pulling South Korea and Indonesia into the TPP tent would make the free trade pact all the more meaningful....

 2017-09-19 09:47 

Japan Times

Above the law on college campuses... +

America's institutions of higher education should follow the same standards of justice as the rest of the nation....

 2017-09-19 09:47 

NHK

Missing Sesshu painting found after 84 years... +

A work by 15th-century ink wash painter Sesshu that had been missing for 84 years has been found....

 2017-09-19 09:46 

Japan Times

Hillary Clinton: the perfect one... +

Hillary Clinton's new campaign memoir remains true to her long-standing line: The fault for any mistakes always lies with others....

 2017-09-19 09:45 

Japan Times

Americans feared Trump, but normalized leftist violence... +

The cost of preventing thieves from stealing American's constitutionally guaranteed freedoms is growing increasingly high....

 2017-09-19 09:40 

The Mainichi

Japan, Russia agree to work on N. Korea at U.N. Security Council... +

NEW YORK (Kyodo) -- Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said he and Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov affirmed Monday in New York that Japan and Russia will work together, including at the U.N. Security Council, in addressing the threat from North Korea....

 2017-09-19 09:32 

Japan Times

Hong Kong leader demands end of independence talk, warns ties with Beijing at risk... +

Hong Kong’s leader urged an immediate end to independence debates in the Chinese-ruled global financial hub Tuesday, warning that the issue was harming the city’s ......

 2017-09-19 09:26 

Central News Agency

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

Taipei, Sept. 19 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Tuesday, gaining NT$0.029 to close at NT$30.137 amid caution before a two-day policymaking meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve later in the day, dealers said....

 2017-09-19 09:26 

Central News Agency

Taiwan shares end lower, while TSMC lends support... +

Taipei, Sept. 19 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan closed lower Tuesday after investors pocketed earlier losses by cutting their holdings in select large-cap stocks, while Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, ), the most heavily weighted stock, ended at the...

 2017-09-19 09:26 

Central News Agency

Vietnam envoy asks Taiwan to handle migrant's death based on law... +

Taipei, Sept. 19 (CNA) Vietnam's representative to Taiwan said Tuesday he has asked Taiwan's government to follow the law in handling the recent shooting death of a Vietnamese migrant worker by a Taiwanese police officer....

 2017-09-19 09:26 

Central News Agency

FormoSat-5 images out of focus; adjustment may take months: NARLabs... +

Taipei, Sept. 19 (CNA) The first photos taken by Taiwan's FormoSat-5 satellite were fuzzy and marred by light spots, which were caused by a focusing problem on the satellite's remote sensing instrument (RSI), the designer National Applied Research...

 2017-09-19 09:25 

Central News Agency

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

Taipei, Sept. 19 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Tuesday, gaining NT$0.029 to close at NT$30.137....

 2017-09-19 09:22 

Nikkei Asian Review

Honda spends $267m to crank up new Accord production in US... +

TOKYO -- Honda Motor announced Monday that it has spent $267 million to begin turning out its new midsize Accord sedan at two plants in the U.S. state...

 2017-09-19 09:20 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

From Tour de France support rider to big screen starring role, Mathew Hayman brings his story to Hong Kong... +

Hong Kong-bound Mathew Hayman has spent most of his cycling career as a support rider, helping others to win races – including at this year’s Tour de France. He is now a star in his own right thanks to the lead role he plays in a documentary f...

 2017-09-19 09:20 

The Asahi Shimbun

Team creates solar cells that are wearable, washable:The Asahi Shimbun... +

Japanese researchers said they have developed solar cells that are so slim that they can be used in ...

 2017-09-19 09:19 

The Mainichi

Suu Kyi: Most Rohingya villages violence-free... +

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is defending her country against international criticism over an exodus of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims by saying most of their villages remain intact, and that it's important to ...

 2017-09-19 09:18 

Japan Times

Inspired by racing, Toyota roars ahead with GR sports car brand... +

Amid heated global competition over developing next-generation cars such as self-driving automobiles and electric vehicles, Toyota Motor Corp. unveiled Tuesday a new sports car brand ......

 2017-09-19 09:18 

Nikkei Asian Review

Alliance Global launches $100 million share buyback program... +

MANILA -- Philippine conglomerate Alliance Global Group on Tuesday launched a 5-billion peso (approximately $100 million) share repurchase program. Sh...

 2017-09-19 09:15 

South China Morning Post

Cable contract dispute could black out ABC, ESPN in New York Tri-state area... +

By Tony Owusu French cable company Altice USA Inc., which acquired cable provider Cablevision in 2016, is in contract negotiations with Disney Co. that could result in the blacking out of ABC and ESPN, among other channels, in the US New York tri-state a...

 2017-09-19 09:12 

Yonhap News

S. Korea to build 'control tower' to manage renewable energy drive... +

South Korea will establish a centralized ...

 2017-09-19 09:12 

The Mainichi

Asian shares mixed as Nikkei rises on yen, muted elsewhere... +

TOKYO (AP) -- Asian shares were mixed Tuesday, as investors awaited comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve, and Japan's benchmark rose on optimism over a weak yen and a record finish on Wall Street....

 2017-09-19 09:08 

Japan Times

Lawson to expand food waste recycling program to central Japan... +

Convenience store operator Lawson Inc. will launch a recycling system to produce fertilizer from leftover food and sell produce grown with it at its stores ......

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