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 2017-09-19 09:06 

Japan Times

Japans womens colleges grapple with shifting views on gender... +

It was at the end of 2015 when an all-girl junior high school affiliated with Japan Women’s University received an inquiry from a mother of ......

 2017-09-19 09:06 

Japan Times

U.S. to investigate possible dumping of titanium sponge made in Japan... +

The U.S. Commerce Department has said it will launch an investigation into allegations that Japanese-made titanium sponge is exported to the United States at unfairly ......

 2017-09-19 09:05 

The Asahi Shimbun

EDITORIAL: Problems arise from secrecy about SDF duties in security laws:The Asahi Shimbun... +

During the two years since Prime Minister Shinzo Abes administration rammed contentious national se...

 2017-09-19 09:03 

The Mainichi

Man arrested over alleged rape in 2014 following Penal Code revision... +

KOBE -- Local police here arrested a 32-year-old man on Sept. 17 on suspicion of rape from three years ago after the revised Penal Code came into effect in July this year, under which a person can be arrested without a victim filing a criminal complaint....

 2017-09-19 09:00 

Korea Joongang Daily

U.S. says diplomacy isn't its only option... +

Washington has nearly exhausted its diplomatic options with North Korea, and the next step is military options, warned U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley in an interview Sunday - which could lead to the destruction of the country. Haley sai...

 2017-09-19 09:00 

Korea Joongang Daily

Four countries expel North Korean diplomats... +

North Korea is often called the most closed and isolated nation in the world. Its diplomatic isolation is, in fact, deepening after defying United Nations Security Council resolutions by carrying out 14 missile tests this year alone and a nuclear experime...

 2017-09-19 09:00 

Yonhap News

S. Korean leader to attend UN assembly, hold bilateral talks... +

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is set for a series of bilateral talks with other global leaders in New York on Tuesday, following his participation in the opening of the U.N. General Assembly....

 2017-09-19 08:59 

Japan Times

Facebook may be facing an era of accountability in wake of outsized role in 2016 U.S. election... +

The problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it’s unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside as it barrels ......

 2017-09-19 08:57 

Yonhap News

(3rd LD) Presidential office issues warning against defense minister over 'inappropriate' remarks... +

The presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Tuesday it has issued a ...

 2017-09-19 08:54 

NHK

Toys"R"Us files for bankruptcy protection... +

Toys...

 2017-09-19 08:48 

South China Morning Post

China ahead of schedule on construction of hydropower plant in Pakistan... +

China is racing to finish one of the biggest hydropower projects in Pakistan ahead of schedule, yet its location in the long-contested region of Kashmir will draw ire from India. Construction of the 720MW Karot power station on the Jhelum river began in D...

 2017-09-19 08:37 

Japan Times

Two banks in central Japan to integrate operations in April... +

Mie Bank and Daisan Bank, regional lenders operating mainly in Mie Prefecture, said they will set up a joint holding company in April to integrate ......

 2017-09-19 08:35 

The Mainichi

Ad firm worker forced to pose as customer to plug products on Instagram... +

The operator of a website introducing and evaluating manufacturers of the health drink ...

 2017-09-19 08:32 

Japan Times

Honda invests $267 million, adds 300 jobs in Ohio to produce new turbocharged Accord... +

Honda Motor Co. is investing $267 million and adding 300 jobs at two Ohio factories as it begins mass production of the redesigned Accord flagship ......

 2017-09-19 08:30 

South China Morning Post

Alt-right, froyo, and ransomware are officially in the dictionary, along with these other words... +

By Mark Abadi Merriam-Webster added more than 250 new words to its online dictionary, and “alt-right,” “froyo,” and “ransomware” all made the cut. The newly added words come from a variety of fields, from politics and...

 2017-09-19 08:30 

South China Morning Post

Former Trump campaign adviser Paul Manafort was wiretapped under secret FISA court orders, CNN reports... +

US investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the 2016 election, CNN reported on Monday. The New York Times, citing two people close to the case, also reported that prosecutors told Ma...

 2017-09-19 08:30 

Japan Times

Slack gets slice of SoftBanks $100 billion bounty... +

Slack Technologies Inc. closed a $250 million funding round led by SoftBank Group Corp.’s Vision Fund, giving it more ammunition for expansion in an increasingly ......

 2017-09-19 08:29 

Japan Times

Abe eyes tax revenue for child-rearing support in election platform... +

Social security reform is expected to be a key policy for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party if he goes ahead with a ......

 2017-09-19 08:29 

Yonhap News

Ruling party revs up efforts to save Supreme Court chief nominee... +

The ruling Democratic Party (DP) on Tuesday ramped up efforts to secure opposition support for the disputed Supreme Court chief justice nominee, as fears of another judicial leadership void loom large....

 2017-09-19 08:28 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) BTS shoots to No. 1 on iTunes charts in record 73 countries... +

South Korean boy band BTS hit number one on iTunes album charts in 73 countries around the world with its latest record ...

 2017-09-19 08:25 

Central News Agency

U.S. Senate passes bill in support of military exchanges with Taiwan... +

Washington, Sept. 18 (CNA) The U.S. Senate on Monday approved a US$640 billion defense spending bill that includes a requirement for an assessment report on enhanced military exchanges between the United States and Taiwan....

 2017-09-19 08:25 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) S. Korea eyes Saudi Arabia's nuclear plant deal ... +

South Korea is eyeing Saudi Arabia's first nuclear power plant project, hoping to export its nuclear technology following a 2009 deal with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the government said Tuesday....

 2017-09-19 08:24 

The Mainichi

Video footage indicates Iran dispatching Afghan refugees to battlefields in Syria... +

TEHRAN, Iran -- The Mainichi Shimbun has filmed a scene that appears to show Iran assembling Afghan refugees living in its territory to send them to fight in the Syrian civil war....

 2017-09-19 08:23 

Central News Agency

High-speed rail service for October holidays further expanded... +

Taipei, Sept. 19 (CNA) Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. (THSRC) announced Tuesday it will add 204 trips to its regular schedule between Oct. 3 and 11 to meet high travel demand during the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays....

 2017-09-19 08:23 

Yonhap News

3M's Korean unit to invest in health, safety products ... +

The local unit of U.S.-based multinational conglomerate 3M said Tuesday it will invest in the health and safety business as it attempts to find a new growth engine in the South Korean market....

 2017-09-19 08:23 

Japan Times

Taiwan conditionally lifts import ban on Japanese beef... +

Taiwan has conditionally lifted a 16-year-old ban on beef imports from Japan, clearing a major roadblock in negotiations on an economic partnership agreement.The Executive Yuan, ......

 2017-09-19 08:22 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Young people dazzled not by diamonds but iPhones, jeweller in Hong Kong says... +

Young people are spurning diamonds in favour of Apple products, according to a Russian company presenting its newest collection in Hong Kong and featuring the largest such gemstone to be produced in the country. Evgeniy Tsybukov of Alrosa, the world&rsquo...

 2017-09-19 08:22 

NHK

Aung San Suu Kyi speaks out on Rohingya exodus... +

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has spoken out publicly for the first time about ongoing violence in her country that's causing minority Rohingya Muslims to flee the country. The state counsellor revealed that she'll consider how to...

 2017-09-19 08:21 

Yonhap News

Scientist develop stable solar cell out of flourine... +

A group of South Korean scientists have developed highly stable and cheap solar cells made out of flourine, a state-run institute said Tuesday The team led by Kim Jin-young from the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) developed t...

 2017-09-19 08:05 

Japan Times

Uber sues Dentsus Fetch for $40 million over alleged click fraud on right-wing news site Breitbart... +

Uber Technologies Inc. is accustomed to getting sued. Now it’s doing the suing, and it’s partly thanks to Breitbart News.The global ride-hailing company is taking ......

 2017-09-19 08:02 

Japan Times

Campaign to help elderly, disabled passengers launched by Tokyo-area train companies... +

East Japan Railway Co. and other railway services operating in the Tokyo metropolitan area launched a campaign Tuesday asking the public to lend a hand ......

 2017-09-19 08:01 

The Mainichi

Protests resume after 120 arrests in St. Louis unrest... +

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Protesters chanting ...

 2017-09-19 07:59 

NHK

Toys"R"Us-Japan operating as usual... +

A spokesperson for Toys...

 2017-09-19 07:58 

Yonhap News

S. Korea eyes guideline for N.K. policy with civic sector by 2021... +

The government plans to put together a set of lasting principles on North Korea policy by 2021, through consultations with civil society, that can survive through administrations regardless of their ideological differences, officials said Tuesday....

 2017-09-19 07:57 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang says health looking up ahead of bribery trial and mooncakes helping... +

Health concerns about Donald Tsang Yam-kuen were allayed on Tuesday when the former Hong Kong leader revealed he had regained weight after munching on mooncakes ahead of the start of his bribery trial next week. Tsang, who led the city between 2005 and 20...

 2017-09-19 07:55 

The Asahi Shimbun

China offers support to Myanmar at U.N. Rohingya crisis:The Asahi Shimbun... +

BEIJING--China supports efforts by the Myanmar government to protect its national security and oppos...

 2017-09-19 07:53 

Yonhap News

S. Korea eyes Saudi Arabia's nuclear plant deal ... +

South Korea is eyeing Saudi Arabia's first nuclear power plant project, hoping to export its nuclear technology following a 2009 deal with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the government said Tuesday....

 2017-09-19 07:46 

The Mainichi

Japanese gov't reluctant to reveal details of SDF cooperation with U.S. forces 2017 9 19... +

The Japanese government is reluctant to disclose the details of Self-Defense Force (SDF) operations to cooperate with U.S. forces in peacetime, which have been expanding under the security legislation enacted two years ago....

 2017-09-19 07:45 

South China Morning Post

Fugitive tycoon Guo Wengui assailed by businessman who says he was framed for crimes... +

China’s highest profile fugitive, exiled billionaire Guo Wengui, is under attack from a former business partner who claims Guo got him framed for crimes he says he did not commit. After having a conviction for embezzling 855 million yuan (US$130.27...

 2017-09-19 07:38 

NHK

Stolen Korean cultural asset returned from Japan... +

A cultural asset that was stolen in South Korea and later sold to a Japanese art collector has been returned to its homeland, and will be displayed as a symbol of bilateral friendship....

 2017-09-19 07:33 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Seoul mayor seeks probe into ex-President Lee Myung-bak over smear campaign ... +

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon filed a complaint with the prosecution Tuesday seeking an inquiry into former President Lee Myung-bak for his role in an alleged smear campaign against him led by the state spy agency....

 2017-09-19 07:30 

South China Morning Post

Biological enemies: convicted Charleston gunman Dylann Roof tries to fire Jewish, Indian lawyers... +

A white supremacist who was sentenced to death in the 2015 massacre of nine black worshippers has told a federal appeal court he wants to fire his appellate lawyers because one of them is Jewish and the other is Indian. In a handwritten request filed on ...

 2017-09-19 07:30 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Penang businessman strikes largest jackpot of US$16.6 million in Malaysian history... +

A Malaysian businessman hit the largest ever jackpot in the nation’s history, by taking home RM69.6 million (US$16.6 million). The lucky punter won the top prize at the Grand Toto 6/63 jackpot in the Sept 13 draw. The 40-year-old winner, who came ...

 2017-09-19 07:28 

Yonhap News

Samsung's Galaxy S8 price higher in S. Korea than U.S.: consumer group... +

The price of Samsung Electronics Co.'s Galaxy S8 without a mobile carrier contract in South Korea hovers far above that of the United States, a local consumer group said Tuesday....

 2017-09-19 07:28 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Loud music, no phone, no ID card: Hong Kong buyers report sales tactics of travel agent... +

The Hong Kong consumer watchdog publicly named and shamed a local marketing agent of a South Korean resort on Tuesday over misleading and high-pressure sales tactics. The Consumer Council said it received 48 complaints involving HK$2.7 million against Gre...

 2017-09-19 07:28 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Seoul stocks end almost flat amid profit-taking... +

South Korean stocks finished almost flat Tuesday as investors attempted to lock in recent gains, analysts said. The Korean won lost ground against the U.S. dollar....

 2017-09-19 07:24 

Yonhap News

Korean medicine, bio industry expo to be held in Jecheon this week ... +

An international expo on Korean medicine, therapy and related biotech industry will be held in Jecheon later this month to allow researchers and businesses to exchange views on the latest developments in alternative medicines, organizers said Tuesday....

 2017-09-19 07:23 

Central News Agency

Taiwan shares close down 0.52%... +

Taipei, Sept. 19 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed down 55.43 points, or 0.52 percent, at 10,576.14 Tuesday on turnover of NT$137.17 billion (US$4.56 billion)....

 2017-09-19 07:19 

Yonhap News

S. Korean Bond Yields on Sept. 19, 2017... +
 2017-09-19 07:18 

The Mainichi

Rohingya Muslims being wiped off Myanmar's map... +

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, they are, quite literally, being wiped off the map....

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