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

The Japan Times - 10 hours 2 min ago
Raytheon and Lockheed Martin are working with Japanese partners on rival projects, government and defense industry sources in Tokyo said.

Kaikei: the name behind the gods

The Japan Times - 10 hours 6 min ago
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 ...

Predators make Stanley Cup Final for first time

The Japan Times - 10 hours 21 min ago
Different players just keep stepping up for the Nashville Predators, and now their magical postseason run has an even bigger destination: the franchise’s first trip ...

Sony about to get its groove back, CEO Kazuo Hirai says

The Japan Times - 10 hours 33 min ago
After five years of restructuring by Sony Corp., Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai said Tuesday he is confident the once-dominant electronics giant will see an ...

Tokyo zoo to remove panda showing signs of pregnancy from public display

The Japan Times - 10 hours 34 min ago
A Tokyo zoo said Tuesday it will stop displaying a giant panda believed to have become pregnant. Ueno Zoological Gardens said it will remove Shin ...

Mouse sperm yield healthy mice after months in space

The Japan Times - 10 hours 43 min ago
After nine months in space, mouse sperm has yielded healthy mice, Japanese scientists reported Monday. The freeze-dried sperm samples were launched in 2013 to the ...

China flexes muscle in spy games against U.S.

The Japan Times - 10 hours 49 min ago
A cartoon posted in a dusty alleyway in the heart of Beijing warns passersby not to fall prey to the charms of foreign men: they ...

Trump administration sending Congress $4.1 trillion budget

Pacific Stars and Stripes - 10 hours 55 min ago
President Donald Trump is sending Congress a $4.1 trillion spending plan that relies on faster economic growth and steep cuts in a range of support programs for low-income individuals to balance the government's books over the next decade.

Flynn takes the Fifth, citing ‘public frenzy’ against him

The Japan Times - 10 hours 56 min ago
President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in rebuffing a subpoena Monday in the investigation into ...

Japan’s ‘Superhuman’ sports games meld high-tech and athletics

The Japan Times - 11 hours 6 min ago
When it comes to culture and entertainment, Japan has a rich history spanning from ancient legends and sports to modern manga and video games. Now ...

At least 22 killed — including children — in suicide attack at concert in Manchester

The Japan Times - 11 hours 8 min ago
At least 22 people, including some children, were killed and 59 wounded when a suicide bomber struck as thousands of fans streamed out of a ...

Warriors sweep away Spurs, make NBA Finals again

The Japan Times - 11 hours 8 min ago
Golden State made sure the inevitable was unavoidable. Heavily favored to beat the Spurs, especially once Kawhi Leonard sustained a series-ending injury, the Warriors completed ...

Creator of popular kanji drills for kids turns poop into gold

The Japan Times - 11 hours 21 min ago
Learning more than 1,000 kanji during six years of grade school isn’t an easy task. But it can be fun if all the characters are ...

Former CIA head to answer questions about Russian meddling

Pacific Stars and Stripes - 11 hours 27 min ago
Former CIA Director John Brennan is set to testify publicly about the intelligence underpinning the Obama administration's conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 election and could shed light on concerns about the security risk posed by President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

With plans for electric versions of its vehicles, Subaru avoids reinventing the wheel

The Japan Times - 11 hours 31 min ago
Subaru Corp. is considering electric versions of its existing models for the carmaker’s first foray into the technology, as it joins peers around the world ...

How Japan's elite poker pros can transform the Japanese poker scene

Japan News - 12 hours 2 min ago
Japan is a very modern, forward-thinking country in many aspects, but its modernity doesn't extend to the nation's gambling laws, which remain considerably tight by 21st century standards. A large percentage of gambling games are still illegal under the nation's Penal Code, including live poker, although online poker is now permitted. (newsonjapan.com)

20 years on, victim’s father hopes lessons can be learned from Kobe child murders

The Japan Times - 12 hours 6 min ago
Mamoru Hase has been trying to learn the motivation behind his 11-year-old son Jun’s murder 20 years ago — in a shocking attack in Kobe ...

Sidestepping Imperial succession debate, government eyes duties for former female members

The Japan Times - 12 hours 7 min ago
In a bid to “avoid a debate” on allowing women to establish Imperial family branches amid falling membership, the government is considering a new system.

Giants’ Panik rebounds from batting slump with big game against Cubs

The Japan Times - 12 hours 22 min ago
Joe Panik felt a little better the past couple days in St. Louis. He felt a lot better after his performance Monday night. Panik hit ...

Inheritance tax avoidance, cheap mortgages driving a rental housing bubble

The Japan Times - 12 hours 22 min ago
Apartment construction is booming as the wealthy rush to invest in rental housing as a way to reduce inheritance tax and banks hand out easy ...