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Satoshi Daigo, professor emeritus at the University of Tokyo and a co-leader of the viewers’ community to monitor NHK. Seven citizens groups have submitted a petition with 33,802 signatures, demanding the dismissals or resignations of NHK President Katsuto Momii and two governors, as well as refusing to pay viewer fees…

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Elecom is going to release a palm-sized Bluetooth 4.0 monaural (mono) LBT-SPP20 series speaker in late April.

Although the LBT-SPP20 series is a very small mono speaker, it reaches 3W high-output and its twin passive radiators produce rich bass sound. You can experience more powerful and more three-dimensional sound than…

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Junji Tokunaga, the pastry chef of the Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo, has won in the chocolate B-category of the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie 2014 JAPAN, the most prestigious competition for patissiers. This was the preliminary contest for the international competition in France in 2015, and as the winner, Tokunaga, 35,…

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The Iraq War is now 11 years old and still tearing up the country, but no longer with the assistance of U.S. troops. Between 500,000 and 700,000 people died from 2003–2011. The monthly civilian toll now is as high as it’s been since 2008. It’s a riven country, at odds…

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Syrian warplanes killed 27 civilians in a raid on a village market Thursday, as President Bashar al-Assad's regime nearly completed the surrender of its chemical weapons stockpile.

The air raid on the Aleppo provincial village of Atareb, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said three children were among the…

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The FBI was Thursday hastily seeking to identify victims of a serial pedophile who drugged and molested dozens of children over four decades teaching at international schools around the world.

William James Vahey, 64, committed suicide in March in a Minnesota hotel room while the subject of an international sex…

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Angry relatives of some of the more than 120 people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol surrounded the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief Thursday, preventing them from leaving the area where families have been waiting for word of their loved ones for more than a…

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When President Barack Obama arrives in South Korea on Friday, he will be thrust anew into the role of consoler in chief in a time of crisis, a responsibility he has become all too accustomed to in the United States.

South Korea is reeling from the ferry disaster that has…

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Japanese fourth seed Kei Nishikori eased into the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open on Thursday with a 6-0, 6-4 victory over Kazakstan’s Andrey Golubev.

Nishikori is making his first appearance of the season on clay in the Catalan capital and after struggling past Roberto Bautista Agut in three sets on…

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