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Why a pop idol's stand against her assault sparked outrage in Japan

It was a meant to be a happy occasion to launch the New Year -- a meet and greet between a Japanese pop idol and her fans.
Tags: Japan, Cnn

Volcano erupts on small Japan island

There were no reports of injuries or damage from the eruption on Kuchinoerabu, in the far south of Japan. A local official said there had been no evacuations on the island, which is home to just 109 people. "There have been eruptions there since last year but we sent an alert out (this morning) for this latest eruption as it will have a wider impact," said Jun Fujimatsu, an official at the agency's volcanic activity division.
Tags: Japan, Science, Kuchinoerabu, Jun Fujimatsu

Volcano in southern Japan erupts; no injuries or damage

TOKYO (AP) — A small island volcano in southern Japan has erupted, blasting rocks and ashes into the air but causing no damage or injuries.
Tags: Japan, Science, Ap, Tokyo

A Japan hotel devoted entirely to udon noodles

Udon House is a cooking school and a lodging house in Kagawa, Japan's smallest prefecture, on Shikoku Island. So enjoy those delicious udon noodles and never leave your hotel.
Tags: Japan, Cnn, Shikoku Island, Kagawa Japan, Udon House

Artificial Meteor Showers Are the Atmospheric Spectacles No One Asked For

Tomorrow morning, an Epsilon-4 rocket will blast off from the JAXA Uchinoura Space Center in Japan. Onboard is a satellite capable of generating artificial meteor showers by dropping tiny pellets from orbit. The resulting light show should produce streaks brighter than natural shooting stars—but will anyone even care?Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Japan, Science, Space Junk, Epsilon, Junk Ideas, Space Entertainment, Astro Live Experiences, JAXA Uchinoura Space Center

30 Netflix Movies To Get Excited For In 2019

2018 was the year we finally grasped the purpose of a Netflix movie. They're there to create unforgettable internet moments, experienced together. To All the Boys I Loved Before and Set It Up reminded us, after a long drought, that we do indeed love the romantic comedy. Bandersnatch had us waking up at seven in the morning to try out all the different possible endings before work. After a flurry of memes, Bird Box eventually inspired an ill-advised real world challenge. And that's not even touc...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Japan, New York, Texas, Michael Bay, Los Angeles, Taiwan, Netflix, United States, Jennifer Aniston, Shanghai, Robert De Niro, Steven Soderbergh, Joan Didion, Woody Harrelson

There are flaws in our trade policy

Bravo for the clear explanation of the flaws in our trade policy over the last decades. During my years working as a U.S. diplomat in Japan, I was often baffled at how our trading partner shielded its industries from the entry of competing U.S. products while gaining ever wider presence in U.S. markets. Op-Ed author […]
Tags: Japan, News, Opinion, Letters to the Editor, Northwest Voices

Forget fireworks. Japan will soon have artificial meteor showers on tap

Tokyo-based startup Astro Live Experiences is preparing to launch its first artificial meteor shower over Japan, serving as a showcase of its prowess in the space entertainment sector. The post Forget fireworks. Japan will soon have artificial meteor showers on tap appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Japan, News, Trends, Tokyo, Meteor Shower, Emerging Tech

A Japanese hotel fires half its robot staff for being bad at their jobs

Japan’s oddball Henn na Hotel has fired half of its 243 robot staff. The reason? Because these labor-saving machines turned out to be causing way more problems than they were solving. The post A Japanese hotel fires half its robot staff for being bad at their jobs appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Japan, News, Trends, Robots, Emerging Tech, Henn na Hotel

Who Will Buy Universal Music Group? [Mark Mulligan]

Vivendi has been clear that it would like to sell up to half of its Universal Music Group at a valuation of between $22 billion and $33 billion, and an army of investment bankers are out courting potential buyers. MIDiA's Mark Mulligan looks at who may want and can afford to acquire a major stake in the world's largest music group. __________________________________________ By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA and the Music Industry blog Vivendi continues to look for a buyer for a portion of...
Tags: Music, Japan, UK, Germany, US, Sony, Mlb, Universal, Atlanta Braves, Vivendi, Access Industries, Music Business, Providence, Major Labels, Umg, Bruce Houghton

UNIQLO Canada To Open 2 New Stores in Spring 2019

UNIQLO announced the opening of 2 new Canadian stores in spring 2019. The new stores will be in Oshawa Centre in Oshawa, ON and in Upper Canada Mall in Newmarket, ON. Since opening its first store in Japan in 1984, UNIQLO has grown to become an international leader with over 2,000 stores worldwide. Click here to find a UNIQLO near you.
Tags: Japan, Shopping, Canada, Announcements, Uniqlo, Newmarket, Oshawa, Canadian Deals & Coupons, New Stores, Uniqlo canada, Oshawa Centre, Upper Canada Mall

Hayabusa2 team sets date for sample collection, considers two touchdown sites

Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft will try to collect a sample from asteroid Ryugu during the week of 18 February, mission officials said during a press briefing last week.
Tags: Japan, Ryugu

People overreport their height and underreport their weight. What are the real numbers?

From the NYTimes:“People tend to overreport their height and underreport their weight,” said the senior author, Cynthia L. Ogden, an epidemiologist at the C.D.C. The new figures, she noted, are the result of actual measurements:Meet the average American man. He weighs 198 pounds and stands 5 feet 9 inches tall. He has a 40-inch waist, and his body mass index is 29, at the high end of the “overweight” category.The picture for the average woman? She is roughly 5 feet 4 inches tall, and weighs 171 ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Japan, Nytimes, Ves Dimov, Germany Italy Greece Finland, Sweden Long, Cynthia L Ogden

On-demand telehealth company Tyto Care adds Sanford Health, Itochu and Shenzhen Capital Group as strategic investors

Tyto Care, a telehealth company that enables physicians to conduct on-demand remote exams, announced today that it has added $9 million to its Series C, bringing the round’s total to $33.5 million. The new funding comes from strategic investors Sanford Health, Itochu, and Shenzhen Capital Group. First announced last year, the oversubscribed Series C was led by Ping An Global Voyager Fund, run by the Chinese financial conglomerate. Itochu, Shenzhen Capital Group, and Sanford Health, the largest r...
Tags: TC, Asia, Europe, Japan, New York, China, Medical, Tech, Canada, United States, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, On-demand, Japan China, Sanford Health, Gilad

Short Stories: Women in the Workplace

None In the past decade or so, the world of work has featured large on American TV shows and in movies — whether they're satirizing Silicon Valley, the advertising industry of the 1950s, or the White House. In its own way, the workplace novel has also been an enduring sub-genre. But, typically, mainstream narratives have been dominated by white male writers. Within this sub-genre, we have even more categories: the campus novel, the legal caper, the high finance thriller, the fashion chronicles...
Tags: Asia, Feature, Music, Japan, White House, Berlin, US, America, New York Times, Dubai, Tokyo, Silicon Valley, Short Stories, Maggie, Baz, Manila

New Dynasty Warriors 9 DLC Outfits Entice

Sangoku Musou 8 (Dynasty Warriors 9 in the west) will soon be releasing new DLC outfits in Japan, perhaps another attempt to try and recuperate from its horrible Steam ratings from a while back. The spicy outfits are mostly generic but will surely be coveted by obsessive collectors nonetheless: Unfortunately, the game’s Steam ratings have […]
Tags: Games, Japan, Anime, Ps4, Pc Gaming, Dlc, Image Gallery, Dynasty Warriors, Sangoku Musou

Why a 1,200-year-old calligraphy piece angered China

News the prized Tang dynasty work is being sent from Taiwan to Japan triggered outrage across China.
Tags: Japan, News, China, Taiwan, Tang

Ketone body utilization decreases when blood flow to the heart is reduced

Researchers from Kumamoto University in Japan measured the ketone body utilization rate in the heart and confirmed that it decreases when the heart is in a state of reduced blood flow (myocardial ischemia).
Tags: Japan, Kumamoto University

Japan's Hajime Moriyasu unfazed by potential Asian Cup round of 16 clash with Australia

Ritsu Doan added to Yuya Osaka's two goals to ensure Asian Cup favourites Japan kicked off their tournament with a 3-2 win. Tom Rogic's injury-time winner over Syria confirmed Australia's place in the Asia Cup knockout rounds. Son-Heung min set up both goals as South Korea overcame China 2-0, with both teams still booking their place in the Round of 16. After failing to find the all-important winning goal against Jordan, Palestine must wait to find out t...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Japan, Australia, China, Football, Sport, Syria, Story, Oman, Uzbekistan, Afc Asian Cup, Turkmenistan, Tom Rogic, Son Heung, Socceroos

Japan's November machinery orders stall in worrying sign over business spending

Japan's core machinery orders slowed sharply in November in a sign corporate capital expenditure could lose momentum as a bruising U.S.-China trade war spills into the global economy.
Tags: Japan, Money, China, businessNews

Toyota’s Four-cylinder Supra Staying In Japan For Now

While it wasn’t covered during its North American International Auto Show debut, Toyota will build the 2020 Supra with a 2.0-liter, turbocharged inline-four, in addition to the big 3.0-liter motor we’ve already been promised. According to the manufacturer’s own Supra-centric website, the four banger will come in two flavors — 255 horsepower with 295 lb-ft […] The post Toyota’s Four-cylinder Supra Staying In Japan For Now appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Autos, Toyota, Engines, Sports Cars, New Cars, North American International Auto Show, Supra, News Blog, JDM, 2020 Toyota Supra

As Japan Tries Out Immigration, Migrant Workers Complain Of Exploitation

A Vietnamese laborer tells NPR he was led to believe he would learn construction work but ended up cleaning up the Fukushima nuclear site. Migrant advocates say Japan needs to overhaul the program.(Image credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Tags: Japan, News, Fukushima, Npr

IndyCar lands communications company NTT as title sponsor

IndyCar announced a multi-year title sponsorship deal Tuesday with NTT, a global information technology and communications company based in Japan.The series will be called the NTT IndyCar Series. NTT Data, a subsidiary of parent... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Japan, NTT, NTT Data

Criterion Film Offerings: French Noir, Japanese Lovers, American Gangsters and Frames of Pure Serenity

The Criterion Collection, the busiest and most prestigious of companies devoted to classic films, provides a rare delight in this collection of films now available on Blu-ray. These are movies that have never before been on DVD or Blu-ray (at least not in Region 1), and in some cases weren't even on VHS. These tantalizing titles, long heard of but vexingly unavailable until now, are a particular pleasure to for film lovers to enjoy, at last. Panique (dir. Julien Duvivier, 1946) The aloof and mi...
Tags: Music, Japan, Hollywood, Review, France, Walter Matthau, West, Akira Kurosawa, Eiffel Tower, Brian Eno, Alfred Hitchcock, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Alice, Van Gogh, Picasso, Film Review

Sleeper: A subtle Triumph Bonneville from 2LOUD

We’ve profiled 2LOUD’s work for almost two years now. From day one, builder ‘Max’ Yicheng has consistently delivered elegant and harmonious machines from his one-man-shop in Taipei, Taiwan. In fact, his work is so tasteful and restrained, the ‘2LOUD’ moniker borders on ironic. Those are rare traits in today’s custom world, and they’re why we keep a close eye on Max’s output. And this custom Triumph Bonneville exemplifies the 2LOUD ethos. It’s so subtle that you’d be tempted to pass it over—bu...
Tags: Facebook, Japan, UK, Fcc, Taiwan, Motorcycles, Customs, Max, Pirelli, Taipei Taiwan, Alpina, CNC, Suzuki, Bonneville, LSL, Custom Motorcycles

IndyCar lands communications leader NTT as title sponsor

IndyCar has signed a multi-year title sponsorship deal with NTT, a global information technology and communications company based in Japan.The partnership was revealed Tuesday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Japan, Detroit, North American International Auto Show, NTT

German, Japanese leaders to attend Davos as Trump sits out

GENEVA (AP) — World Economic Forum executives say government leaders like Germany's Angela Merkel, Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu and Shinzo Abe of Japan will be among those attending its annual Davos event.Forum executives offered... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Japan, Germany, Angela Merkel, Israel, Ap, Davos, Shinzo Abe, Geneva, Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump, World Economic Forum

Japan’s SoftBank to lead $700 million funding in U.S. startup Katerra: The Information

Japan’s SoftBank Corp (9984.T) plans to lead another investment round in Katerra that would value the California-based construction company at more than $4 billion, the Information reported on Monday. The $700 million investment will be led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund and will pull Katerra’s total equity capital past $2 billion, the Information reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Katerra declined to comment on the matter, while SoftBank was not immediately available to comment. SoftB...
Tags: Japan, California, Softbank, Trends, Information, WeWork, Reuters, VC Deals, Vision Fund, Katerra, SoftBank Corp 9984 T

Travel Inspiration – 4 best Places for a Gap Year

Work, school and stats homework; they all take a toll on the body and mind. So the best thing you can do to refresh your body is to go on a gap year. Your reasons for such trips might be different from others. But whatever the reason behind your decision, a gap year will undoubtedly be one of the best times of your life. It’s a good time to unwind and explore other places you have been dreaming of visiting. So, if you are thinking of where to spend your gap year but can’t figure out an ideal loc...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Japan, Spain, Rome, La Liga, New Zealand, Tokyo, Rome Rome, Europe Spain, Takayama Matsuri, Barcelona Valencia Madrid, Seville Watch