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NASA orders up urgent spacewalking repairs at space station

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:05
NASA has ordered up urgent spacewalking repairs at the International Space Station.

Will Trump keep his promise to all Haitians?

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 09:48
Nearly 60,000 Haitians who have been legally living in the United States for more than a decade could be deported if the Department of Homeland Security chooses not to extend what is known as Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for them.

How the US can help Syria – and hurt Iran

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 09:46
The battle for Syria’s south is on, and the Trump team must decide if the United States will play a decisive role.

Iranian president calls US relations 'a curvy road'

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 09:26
Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani on Monday called relations with the United States "a curvy road," saying he hoped the Trump administration will "settle down" enough for his nation to better understand it.

Six held over 2016 Fukuoka gold bar heist; more arrests expected

The Japan Times - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 07:57
Six people are held in connection with last July’s brazen gold bar heist by fake police officers in Fukuoka, and more arrests are expected.

Six Japanese being held in China over ‘illegal activities’

The Japan Times - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 07:49
China has thrown half a dozen Japanese into detention since March over illegal activities that might include spying, it is learned.

LDP politician Onishi apologizes for making dismissive cancer comment

The Japan Times - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 07:44
House of Representatives member Hideo Onishi of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party apologized Monday for making a remark that denigrated cancer patients. Onishi admitted to ...

Princess Mako, parents create stir with museum visit in Ueno

The Japan Times - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 07:36
Princess Mako, the first grandchild of Emperor Akihito, was congratulated by bystanders about her impending engagement to a former university classmate as she visited a ...

Chinese state-run newspaper applauds nation’s anti-espionage push after report CIA sources were killed

The Japan Times - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 07:19
A controversial state-run Chinese newspaper praised the country’s anti-espionage activities in an editorial Monday, just a day after The New York Times reported that Beijing ...

Osaka cops arrest school teacher in abduction, rape of student at hotel

Japan News - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 06:14
Osaka Prefectural Police on Saturday arrested a school teacher for allegedly abducting and raping a student he met online at a hotel, reports Jiji Press (tokyoreporter.com)

Saudi, UAE pledge $100 million to Ivanka Trump womens’ fund

The Japan Times - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 05:58
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have pledged $100 million to a women’s business fund supported by Ivanka Trump, who Monday wound up a ...

China war talk not serious, Philippine foreign minister says

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 05:20
China's President Xi Jinping was not trying to bully the Philippines at a recent meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte, according to the Southeast Asian nation's top diplomat.

Final stages of Mosul battle will be 'extremely violent,' US commander says

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 05:13
The last handful of neighborhoods held by the Islamic State in Mosul will likely be the most difficult to retake despite nearly eight months of street-by-street fighting, the U.S. officer in charge of advising Iraqi forces in the area predicted.

Kisenosato suffers third loss; Hakuho, Harumafuji roll on

The Japan Times - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 04:43
Yokozuna Kisenosato succumbed to his third loss at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday while Mongolian grand champions Hakuho and Harumafuji secured their ninth ...

A year after enactment of hate speech law, xenophobic rallies down by nearly half

The Japan Times - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 04:11
A tally of xenophobic rallies in Japan shows that a new law against hate speech is having a positive impact in stemming public attacks against ...

The art, and fallout, of the Japanese political gaffe

The Japan Times - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 03:53
If there is one way you can count on Japanese politicians, it is their ability to make headlines by putting their foot in their mouth. ...

Tokyo police urge go-kart companies to improve safety

The Japan Times - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 03:34
The Metropolitan Police Department on Monday asked go-kart companies to improve safety as the popularity of their driving tours grows. The MPD asked five go-kart ...

Let’s discuss Cool Biz

The Japan Times - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 03:28
The thermostat setting of 28 degrees recommended by the Cool Biz energy-saving campaign is stirring controversy among top government officials.

Tanka help Japanese express emotions

The Japan Times - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 03:28
Tanka are one of the oldest forms of poetry in the world with a 1,300-year history.

Princess Mako, granddaughter of Emperor, to be engaged

The Japan Times - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 03:28
Kei Komuro and Princess Mako are set to be engaged.