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Japanese tanker owner contradicts US account of attack

The owner of the Kokuka Outrageous the Japanese tanker attacked last Thursday contradicted US claims about the incident. US Central Command claimed the two tankers were hit with limpet mines a type of mine that is attached to the hull below the waterline.

In historic first, G20 weighs ageing as global risk

Hakata - Ballooning healthcare costs, labour shortages and financial services for the elderly: for the first time Sunday, the world's top policymakers are tackling economic issues relating to ageing and shrinking birthrates.

In historic first, G20 weighs ageing as global risk

Hakata - Ballooning healthcare costs, labour shortages and financial services for the elderly: for the first time Sunday, the world's top policymakers are tackling economic issues relating to ageing and shrinking birthrates.

Divided G20 admits worsening trade wars pose risk to world economy

Hakata - The world's top financial policymakers admitted Sunday that trade tensions had worsened and posed a risk for the global economy, after a G20 meeting that laid bare differences between the United States and other nations.

US leaves door open to China on trade talks at G20

Hakata - The United States is open to further negotiations with China on their ongoing trade battle but any potential deal will wait until the two leaders meet at the end of the month, Washington's top finance official said Saturday.

'Hurry up!': G20 urged to speed up digital tax

Hakata - Top G20 finance officials agreed Saturday there was an urgent need to find a global system to tax internet giants like Google and Facebook but clashed on the best way to do it.

Space telescope captures 1800 exploding stars

The advanced Subaru Telescope has peered into the depths of the cosmos and captured images of over 1,800 exploding stars. Some of these gaseous bodies are eight billion light years from Earth.

Two dead, including schoolgirl, after Japan mass stabbing

Kawasaki - Two people including a schoolgirl were stabbed to death and more than a dozen injured in Japan on Tuesday in a rampage that targeted children as they waited for a bus.

Two dead, including schoolgirl, after Japan mass stabbing

Kawasaki - Two people including a schoolgirl were stabbed to death and more than a dozen injured in Japan on Tuesday in a rampage that targeted children as they waited for a bus.

Valley of the dolls: scarecrows outnumber people in Japan village

Kumano - In the tiny village of Nagoro, deep in the mountains of western Japan, the wind howls down a deserted street with not a living soul to be seen.

Pearls of wisdom: Japan's cultured farms still glisten

Shima - In Japan's picturesque Ago Bay, a couple sits in a little hut picking out oysters from a net, cleaning them carefully one-by-one before replacing them gently back in the water.

Fire up the printers: Scramble as new Japan era name unveiled

Ami - At the Tokyo offices of a major calendar maker, executives and employees clustered around a television broke into applause as the country's next imperial era name was announced: Reiwa.

Toyota data breach exposes up to 3.1 million customers Special

Japanese car maker Toyota announced its second data breach of 2019, The first incident took place at its Australian subsidiary, the new breach was announced by the company's main offices in Japan. Leading experts explain the significance.

Toyota’s Moon rover will run off special fuel cells

Toyota is developing future vehicles to be used on the surface of the Moon for future lunar missions. These vehicles will be powered by new fuel cells in order to increase the power and performance of the new rovers.

Honda prepares for all electric fleet launch in Europe

The future, for Honda, is electric. The car manufacturer has announced its intention to have a fully-electrified lineup available across the European Union by 2025.

New form of self-healing material discovered by scientists

Japanese scientists have discovered a new form of self-healing material. The substance, which is based on ethylene, demonstrates several useful properties such as ‘shape memory’, as well as the ability to self-repair.

Japan's Okinawa 'votes against' controversial US base move: exit polls

Nago - Voters on the Japanese island of Okinawa have rejected the relocation of a controversial US military base, according to exit polls from a non-binding referendum cited by local media Sunday.

Japan's Okinawa to vote on controversial US base move

Okinawa - Residents of Japan's Okinawa go to the polls Sunday in a closely watched referendum on the controversial relocation of a US military base to a remote part of the island.

'Paradise on Earth': Ghost of N.Korea propaganda still haunts

Niigata - Harunori Kojima still remembers the hot tears of joy that warmed his face against the sleet as he watched two Soviet ships set sail in December 1959 from Japan's Niigata port.

Yoshiki of X Japan talks future, musical inspirations, technology Special

Japanese musician and composer Yoshiki (co-founder of the metal band X Japan) chatted with Digital Journal about his plans for 2019, as well as performing at Radio City Music Hall. Yoshiki also spoke about the digital transformation of the music business.
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