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 2017-12-13 09:12 

The Mainichi

Object believed from US military helicopter falls onto Okinawa elementary school...

GINOWAN, Okinawa -- An object resembling a window fell from a helicopter onto the grounds of an elementary school located near U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma here, the Okinawa Prefectural Government reported to the Ginowan Municipal Government on D...

 2017-12-13 09:04 

Central News Agency

Leofoo to offer new CHU graduates starting salary of NT$31,000...

Taipei, Dec. 13 (CNA) Leofoo Development Co., a leading hotel chain operator in Taiwan, said Wednesday it would offer new graduates a starting salary of NT$31,000 (US$1,033) from February 2018. The offer is part of a joint education-training program detai...

 2017-12-13 09:04 

Central News Agency

Navy to review options for minesweeper project: naval source...

Taipei, Dec. 13 (CNA) It will take the Navy about six months to assess and make a decision about how to proceed with its plan to build six minesweepers, now that the contract with Ching Fu Shipbuilding Co. (CFS) has been terminated, an unnamed naval offic...

 2017-12-13 09:04 

Central News Agency

Defense Ministry cancels warship contract with Ching Fu...

Taipei, Dec. 13 (CNA) The Ministry of National Defense (MND) has, as expected, terminated a multi-billion dollar contract with financially troubled Ching Fu Shipbuilding Co. to build minesweeper ships because the company has breached the contract....

 2017-12-13 09:04 

Central News Agency

U.S. dollar closes higher on Taipei forex...

Taipei, Dec. 13 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Wednesday, gaining NT$0.008 to close at NT$30.026....

 2017-12-13 09:00 

The Mainichi

UN official: N. Koreans say it's important to prevent war...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. political chief said Tuesday that senior North Korea officials told him during a four-day visit to the country last week ...

 2017-12-13 08:52 

The Mainichi

Toyota, Panasonic to form EV battery tie-up...

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Toyota Motor Corp. and Panasonic Corp. are teaming up in the development of batteries for electric vehicles, sources close to the matter said Wednesday, amid intensifying global competition in cars without greenhouse gas emissions....

 2017-12-13 08:51 

NHK

Governor and residents' reactions...

Okinawa's governor and residents have expressed anger at the incident....

 2017-12-13 08:45 

NHK

Okinawa people concerned about US aircraft...

Okinawa, which hosts many US military bases in Japan, has a history of military aircraft accidents resulting in the deaths of local children....

 2017-12-13 08:45 

South China Morning Post

A scientist set out to prove that man flu is real so he could justify whining about his seasonal colds — what he found isn't helpful...

By Hilary BrueckYou could be forgiven for not being familiar with the term "Man Flu." The idea hails from Britain, where people have been accusing men of whining, laying around too much, and just generally over-complaining when they're sick.Th...

 2017-12-13 08:40 

NHK

US copter window falls on Okinawa school...

A window from a US military helicopter has fallen onto the grounds of an elementary school in Okinawa, Japan's southern prefecture....

 2017-12-13 08:36 

South China Morning Post

Chinese security officer who died trying to stop suicide nominated posthumously for bravery award...

A security guard who died on Sunday while trying to prevent a woman from committing suicide has been nominated posthumously for a bravery award by the company that employed him.Li Guowu, a 43-year-old security guard, was on patrol outside a residential bu...

 2017-12-13 08:35 

NHK

Cambodian opposition seeks US cooperation...

The daughter of a Cambodian opposition leader who was arrested on suspicion of treason has sought US cooperation for his release and to ensure free and fair elections next year....

 2017-12-13 08:34 

Yonhap News

POSCO's China plant sells 5 mln tons of steel...

POSCO, South Korea's leading steelmaker, said Wednesday that its auto steel processing plant in eastern China has sold an accumulated 5 million tons of steel....

 2017-12-13 08:33 

The Mainichi

China holds ceremony for 80th anniversary of Nanjing massacre...

BEIJING (Kyodo) -- China held a memorial ceremony on Wednesday for victims of the 1937 massacre committed by Japanese troops in Nanjing, with the attendance of President Xi Jinping, amid growing signs that efforts by the two countries to improve relations...

 2017-12-13 08:32 

South China Morning Post

Chinese tech firm told 'stop watching us' after footage from security cameras is broadcast via live-stream...

A Chinese live streaming platform has been accused of broadcasting surveillance videos that secretly monitor people's every moves.On Tuesday, an article with the headline "Stop Watching Us", went viral on Chinese social media.The article said ...

 2017-12-13 08:30 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong close to final deal with Beijing on detention notification system: sources...

Hong Kong is expected to get Beijing's agreement this week on faster notification when its residents are detained, sources said, as Secretary for Security John Lee Ka-chiu headed to Beijing on Wednesday to meet the mainland's Minister of Public Se...

 2017-12-13 08:29 

Yonhap News

BLACKPINK song most popular K-pop video on YouTube this year...

Girl group BLACKPINK's music video for ...

 2017-12-13 08:19 

NHK

High court orders first reactor shutdown...

For the first time, a Japanese high court has ordered the operator of a nuclear plant not to restart a reactor....

 2017-12-13 08:15 

Yonhap News

Ruling party chief calls for Russia's cooperation in enforcing N.K. sanctions...

The chief of South Korea's ruling Democratic Party has called for Russia's cooperation in enforcing international sanctions against North Korea, amid the escalating nuclear standoff with the provocative state, her office said Wednesday....

 2017-12-13 08:11 

South China Morning Post

Will China's next big story be yours? Apply to be a South China Morning Post journalist graduate trainee or intern...

Hong Kong's most trusted English-language news organisation is seeking promising young journalists for its graduate trainee programme.Apply to be a South China Morning Post journalist graduate trainee.The year-long programme starts with eight to 10 we...

 2017-12-13 08:09 

South China Morning Post

Facebook 'threatens public health and democracy': former friends of social media giant become its harshest critics...

Some of Facebook's former friends are starting to express some serious doubts about the social network they helped create.Facebook exploits a "vulnerability in human psychology" to addict its users, Sean Parker, the company's first preside...

 2017-12-13 08:08 

Yonhap News

Parties tacitly agree not to interfere in prosecution's arrest of opposition lawmaker...

Rival parties tacitly agreed Wednesday not to hold a parliamentary vote on a motion for the arrest of an opposition lawmaker in a high-profile corruption probe, giving a free hand to the prosecution....

 2017-12-13 08:04 

Central News Agency

AIDC, Martin-Baker sign ejection seat system agreement...

London, Dec. 13 (CNA) Taiwan-based aircraft designer and manufacturer Aerospace Industrial Development Corp. (AIDC) signed an agreement with Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. on Tuesday to purchase ejection seat systems from the British company....

 2017-12-13 08:01 

Japan Times

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 ......

 2017-12-13 07:52 

Nikkei Asian Review

Xi attends but foregoes speech at Nanjing Massacre ceremony...

NANJING, China -- In an apparent sign of improving Japan-China relations, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday decided to forego an opportunity t...

 2017-12-13 07:48 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Nine Hong Kong democracy activists banned from contesting seats in China's legislature...

Nine Hong Kong democracy activists have been banned from the race to elect 36 deputies to China's National People's Congress.The move is in line with an unprecedented new rule that says candidates aspiring to represent the city in the country'...

 2017-12-13 07:47 

Yonhap News

(Movie Review) 'Steel Rain': Ambitious thriller imagines Koreans' worst nightmare...

The stakes couldn't be higher for the two Koreas in director Yang Woo-seok's action thriller ...

 2017-12-13 07:44 

Japan Times

Lightning beat Blues in clash of top two teams...

Tampa Bay goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy erased the memory of a bad outing in St. Louis with one solid performance.Vasilevskiy stopped 32 shots, Nikita Kucherov and ......

 2017-12-13 07:42 

The Mainichi

Soccer: Unfashionable Burnley creating another fairytale in England...

(AP) -- Two seasons after Leicester's improbable title triumph, another soccer fairytale might be unfolding in the English Premier League....

 2017-12-13 07:42 

Yonhap News

S. Korea to supply 1 million registered private rental properties over next 5 years...

South Korea will supply 1 million ...

 2017-12-13 07:40 

Japan Times

South Korea considers cryptocurrency tax as global regulators grapple with 'speculative mania'...

South Korea said on Wednesday it may tax capital gains from cryptocurrency trading as global regulators worry about a bubble, with Australia's central bank chief ......

 2017-12-13 07:31 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Seoul stocks end higher on institutional buying...

South Korean stocks ended higher Wednesday as institutions continue to buy local stocks. The Korean won rose against the dollar. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index added 19.55 points, or 0.79 percent, to close at 2,480.55. Trade volume w...

 2017-12-13 07:31 

The Mainichi

Some of Facebook's early friends now its sharpest critics...

NEW YORK (AP) -- Some of Facebook's former friends are starting to express some serious doubts about the social network they helped create....

 2017-12-13 07:30 

NHK

Democrat wins Senate special election in Alabama...

A Democratic candidate has won a special election in the US state of Alabama to fill a vacant Senate seat....

 2017-12-13 07:27 

Yonhap News

S. Korean Bond Yields on Dec. 13, 2017...
 2017-12-13 07:22 

Yonhap News

Lotte hotel at 123-story skyscraper named best new luxury hotel in Asia...

Signiel Seoul, the hotel at the 123-story skyscraper of South Korean retail giant Lotte, has been named the best new luxury hotel in Asia in a reader survey by a U.S. travel magazine, the company said Wednesday....

 2017-12-13 07:17 

The Mainichi

Historian Mary Beard connects Greek myths and Twitter trolls...

LONDON (AP) -- For Mary Beard, the image of Hillary Clinton's severed head was the last straw....

 2017-12-13 07:16 

Japan Times

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 ......

 2017-12-13 07:15 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

How Vietnam's answer to WhatsApp, Zalo, began with a hack...

Quang Khai, executive vice-president of the Vietnamese conglomerate VNG (formerly Vinagames), made his public debut in a typically "tech" fashion.As a young computer science university student, he managed to hack into the networks of Vietnam's...

 2017-12-13 07:15 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Australian paedophile stopped at Sydney Airport by sex tourism flight ban...

A convicted child molester was prevented from flying overseas from Sydney Airport on Wednesday under new laws aimed at keeping Australian paedophiles from travelling to Southeast Asia for sex tourism.Laws that took effect on Wednesday prevent 20,000 convi...

 2017-12-13 07:13 

Japan Times

Kristaps Porzingis and Knicks see off Lonzo Ball and Lakers...

Lonzo Ball was having a dazzling stretch, every basket bringing his father farther and farther off his courtside seat for an emphatic celebration.By the end, ......

 2017-12-13 07:13 

Japan Times

Player's perspective lured Shohei Ohtani to Angels, says GM...

Four days after landing the prize of the offseason, the Los Angeles Angels' general manager said Tuesday that his club found "connectivity4; with slugging pitcher ......

 2017-12-13 07:08 

Japan Times

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, ......

 2017-12-13 07:08 

The Mainichi

Music Review: New Linkin Park live album packs a punch of sorrow...

(AP) Linkin Park, ...

 2017-12-13 07:06 

Nikkei Asian Review

Maglev bid-rigging probe widens to Shimizu and Taisei: Sources...

TOKYO -- Investigators looking into bid-rigging on projects related to Japan's next-generation bullet train line have questioned former executives of ...

 2017-12-13 07:05 

Japan Times

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 ......

 2017-12-13 07:05 

Japan Times

Music acts found new ways to get noticed in 2017, but nothing beats an established brand...

The path to J-pop stardom used to be pretty simple: Align yourself with the right talent agency and label — they'll do all the work.That ......

 2017-12-13 07:05 

Japan Times

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 ......

 2017-12-13 07:04 

Central News Agency

U.S. signing of NDAA bill positive for Taiwan: ex-U.S. official...

Taipei, Dec. 13 (CNA) U.S. President Donald Trump's signing Tuesday of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) shows the support of the U.S. Congress to Taiwan and it is a ...

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