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Popular Japanese comic Detective Conan to go on hiatus.

TOKYO: The long-running Japanese serial comic "Detective Conan" will go on hiatus starting this month due to health concerns of its author and illustrator Gosho Aoyama, a notice in the installment released Wednesday announced.

- BangkokPost - TH

Century-old Kanagawa inn deploys modern tech to come back from the brink of bankruptcy.

A century-old Japanese-style inn in Kanagawa Prefecture that nearly went bust amid outdated management practices has made a recovery thanks to an injection of modern ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Hiroshima High Court orders suspension of Ikata nuclear reactor in Ehime Prefecture, revoking district court ruling.

The Hiroshima High Court on Wednesday revoked a lower court decision to order the suspension of a nuclear reactor at the Ikata power plant in ...

- The Japan Times - JP

In move that could alienate Japan, Tillerson says U.S. willing to talk to North Korea 'without preconditions'.

In a shift that could put Washington at odds with Tokyo, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared to soften the United States' approach to ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Sagawa Express parent firm makes strong debut on Tokyo bourse.

The parent company of Sagawa Express Co., a major parcel delivery service, made a strong debut on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Wednesday in the ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Japanese rap and anime themes are among the best tracks of 2017.

J-pop in 2017 felt more fragmented than ever, but the year's biggest songs tell the story of the past 12 months quite well. From YouTube ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Whether you're Japanese or not, results are what counts in music.

There are many factors to keep in mind when trying to break into the Japanese music industry as a non-Japanese person. One that might be ...

- The Japan Times - JP

U.S., EU and Japan vow to combat market distortion in thinly veiled swipe at Chinese trade practices.

The United States, European Union and Japan have vowed to work together to fight market-distorting trade practices and policies that have fueled excess production capacity, ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Shinkansen halted in Nagoya after oil leak and cracked frame found.

West Japan Railway Co. reported what is the first recorded “serious incident,” a designation in the transport ministry's accident-classification system introduced in 2001, ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Japan's Shiseido moving U.S. headquarters to renovated New York City tower.

Japanese cosmetics giant Shiseido Co. plans to move its U.S. headquarters to 390 Madison Ave., a midtown Manhattan office tower that has been renovated down ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Nikkei falls further on Roy Moore's loss in U.S. Senate race.

The benchmark Nikkei average lost further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, affected adversely by the U.S. Republican Party's failure to win a Senate ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Universal health coverage forum kicks off in Tokyo

A two-day international forum on achieving universal health coverage — by which all the world's people can receive quality health services without suffering financial hardship ...

- The Japan Times - JP

US military helicopter window falls on Japanese school

A window from a US military helicopter fell onto a school sports ground in southern Japan Wednesday, the marines said, apologising for a “regrettable” incident likely to fuel opposition to their presence. There were no immediate reports of injuries from the accident that took place at 10:09am local time at an ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

EU and Japan Join U.S. in Criticizing China at WTO Summit

The U.S., the European Union and Japan agreed on Tuesday to increase pressure on countries like China that subsidize domestic companies and require foreign firms to transfer technology to local counterparts.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Asian shares up, dollar dips as Republicans lose Alabama Senate race

TOKYO - U.S. stock futures, Treasury yields and the dollar dipped on Wednesday as Democrat Doug Jones beat Republican Roy Moore in a bitter U.S. Senate race in Alabama, while Asian shares gained as crude oil futures took back some lost ground.

- Reuters - US

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017

On Dec. 13, 1937, the Nanking Massacre began, during which Japanese troops killed between 40,000 and 300,000 Chinese civilians and soldiers.

- UPI - US

On This Day: Nanking Massacre begins

On Dec. 13, 1937, the Nanking Massacre began, during which Japanese troops killed between 40,000 and 300,000 Chinese civilians and soldiers.

- UPI - US

US helicopter part crashes on Japanese school in Okinawa

It's the latest incident angering locals who are calling for all US troops to leave the island.

- BBC - UK

First 'serious incident' for Japan bullet train as crack found

TOKYO, Japan, Dec 13 - A crack has been found in a Japanese “bullet train” that could have caused a derailment, officials said Wednesday, in the first-ever “serious incident” for the iconic mode of transport. Crew aboard a “shinkansen” bullet train reported a burning smell and strange ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

China marks Nanking Massacre's 80th anniversary

BEIJING — Chinese officials called for deeper ties with Japan on Wednesday as they marked the 80th anniversary of the Nanking Massacre involving Japanese soldiers.Chinese President Xi Jinping led a citywide minute of silence...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Okinawa boy injured after window falls off US Marine chopper

TOKYO — Japanese officials say a boy was injured in Okinawa when a metal window frame fell from a U.S. military helicopter, escalating anti-American sentiments on the southern island.Officials of Ginowan city said the window...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

First 'serious incident' reported from Japan's bullet train

A crack has been found in a Japanese bullet train that could have caused a derailment, officials said on Wednesday, in the first-ever "serious incident" for the iconic mode of transport.Crew aboard a ...

- The Hindu - IN

Window falls from U.S. Marines copter onto school grounds in Japan's Okinawa

50 children were there at that time; latest in a spree of accidents sparking security concerns; residents sore with US base and crimes committed by U.S servicemen.

- The Hindu - IN

China Flies Long-Range Bombers Near Japan and Taiwan

The Chinese bombers and support aircraft aimed to test real combat capabilities.'

- The Diplomat - US

China marks Nanjing Massacre anniversary but Xi silent

BEIJING - China marked the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre on Wednesday with a call to work with Japan for peace, but President Xi Jinping kept a low profile and left the public remarks to another senior official.

- Reuters - US

Ex-US deserter to NKorea who married Japanese abductee dies

TOKYO, Japan , Charles Jenkins, a US Army deserter to North Korea who married a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release, has died. He was 77.Jenkins was found collapsed outside his home in Sado in northern Japan on Monday and was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead, a group representing ...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Toshiba, Western Digital Make Peace

Toshiba and Western Digital said they agreed to settle a dispute over the Japanese company's planned sale of its memory-chip unit.

- Wall Street Journal - US

China marks Nanking Massacre's 80th anniversary

Chinese officials are calling for deeper ties with Japan on the 80th anniversary of the Nanking Massacre.

- FOX News - US

Toyota and Panasonic eye joint development of new EV batteries

TOKYO - Japan's Panasonic Corp and Toyota Motor Corp said on Wednesday they will consider jointly developing batteries for electric vehicles.

- Reuters - US

Nvidia partners with Japan's Komatsu to make construction safer with AI

Japanese construction equipment manufacturer Komatsu will work with Nvidia to use artificial intelligence to make construction sites safer. Santa Clara, California-based Nvidia announced the deal at its GTC Japan event, where CEO Jensen Huang said that Nvidia graphics processing units will power visualization and analysis ...

- VentureBeat - US

Japanese Company Raises Record $90 Million for Moon Missions

The Tokyo-based company ispace has just raised $90 million to help make its moon-exploration dreams come true.

- Space.com - US

Techstars is launching its first accelerator program in Asia in partnership with Rakuten

Techstars is bringing its global accelerator program to Asia for the first time in partnership with Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten and its chat app Viber. The companies will run a three-month program in Singapore starting in July, according to a joint announcement made today. The focus will be on social messaging and, in ...

- TechCrunch - US

First 'serious incident' for Japan bullet train as crack found

A crack has been found in a Japanese "bullet train" that could have caused a derailment, officials said today, in the first-ever "serious incident" for the iconic mode of transport. Crew aboard a "shinkansen" bullet train reported a burning smell and strange noises when it pulled out of a station in southern Japan on ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Barron's After Hours: Jabil Jumps, Boeing Gains, Comcast Rises

U.S. stocks rose on Monday ahead of the Federal Reserve's meeting on Wednesday with the S&P 500 closing 0.3% higher, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has advanced 0.2%. Asia-Pacific markets are muted on Tuesday with Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edging 0.06% higher, while Japan's Nikkei nudged up 0.07%. Korea's Kospi, ...

- Barrons - US

Barron's After Hours: Insmed Soars, Western Digital Jumps, VeriFone Slumps

U.S. stocks climbed on Tuesday as producer prices rose ahead of the Federal Reserve's interest rate decision on Wednesday. The S&P 500 rose 0.2%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.5%. The Nasdaq Composite declined 0.2%. Asia-Pacific stock markets are flat with Australia's benchmark S&P/ASX 200 edging up ...

- Barrons - US

Fast Asia Open: Japan machine orders, Australia home sales

- Financial Times - US

US, EU, Japan Slam Market Distortion in Swipe at China

The United States, European Union and Japan vowed Tuesday to work together to fight market-distorting trade practices and policies that have fueled excess production capacity, naming several key features of China's economic system. In a joint statement that did not single out China or any other country, the three economic ...

- Voice of America - US

Toshiba and Western Digital settle legal dispute

Deal clears way for emergency $18bn sale of Japanese company's memory chip unit

- Financial Times - US

Conventional wisdom on Japan is wrong

Solving its economic problems means doing something about private sector surpluses

- Financial Times - US

The American soldier who defected to North Korea — and immediately regretted it

Charles Jenkins, who just died at age 77 in Japan, was made to breed with other foreigners and appear as the 'evil American' in propaganda films

- National Post - CA

Why N Korean 'ghost ships' are turning up in Japan

Another presumed North Korean vessel has washed up on Japan's shores, with at least one dead body on board.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Why Do Meteoroids Explode in the Atmosphere?

On February 15, 2013, a near-Earth asteroid with a diameter of 66 feet entered Earth's atmosphere traveling at around 40,000 miles per hour . Within a few seconds, the cosmic projectile detonated 12 miles above the Chelyabinsk region of Russia, releasing as much energy as about 30 Hiroshima atomic bombs. This created a ...

- Discover - US

Japanese startup raises $90M to reach moon by 2019

Japan-based ispace, a startup aiming to make lunar expeditions in 2019 and 2020, raised more than $90 million from investors this week.

- UPI - US

Wild New Optical Illusion Will Make You Question Reality

Just when you think you've seen it all, a researcher from Japan identified a new type of optical illusion, and it's sure to blow your mind. According to study researcher Kohske Takahashi, a psychologist at Chukyo University, Japan, this is the first time anyone has identified this particular illusion, to the best of his ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Blood red skies over China explained 300 years later

On Sept. 10, 1770, the skies above China, Korea and Japan turned an eerie red, and for eight more nights these glowing red auroras lingered.

- FOX News - US

Trump's stand on North Korea unchanged: White House

, Dec 13 : United States President Donald Trump's stand on North Korea remained unchanged, despite Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's remark on having a possibility of talks with Pyongyang.President Trump's views had come after Tillerson, earlier in the day, said that the US diplomatic community was ready to meet with North ...

- Sify - IN

TEVTA lauds support from Japan

JICA provides technical training and machinery The post TEVTA lauds support from Japan appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

First 'serious incident' for Japan bullet train as crack found

TOKYO, Dec 13 — A crack has been found in a Japanese bullet train' that could have caused a derailment, officials said today, in the first-ever serious incident' for the iconic mode of transport. Crew aboard a shinkansen bullet train...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Tillerson says U.S. ready to talk to North Korea; Japan wants pressure

WASHINGTON/SEOUL - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from a key U.S. demand that Pyongyang must first accept that giving up its nuclear arsenal would be part of any negotiations.

- Reuters - US

Oil prices recover on big U.S. crude stock drawdown, pipeline shutdown supports

TOKYO - Oil prices rose on Wednesday as industry data showed a larger-than-expected drawdown in U.S. crude stockpiles, while expectations for an extended shutdown of a major North Sea crude pipeline also continued to bolster markets.

- Reuters - US

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