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  • California quake warning system delayed by lack of funding

    SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A system to provide early warnings of earthquakes such as the one which shook California's wine country this week is planned and ready to go, but two years after the scientific work finished, the funding is still being...
  • China's senior dancers and their 'red songs' would do Mao proud

    China's senior dancers and their 'red songs' would do Mao proud
    The Raffles City mall is the kind of temple to globalized capitalist consumerism that might drive Mao Tse-tung to apoplexy if he were still alive. Inside, Chinese shoppers toss down credit cards at Sephora and chomp on Kentucky Fried Chicken. Outside, a...
  • Japan Box Office: 'Doraemon' Stays on Top

    TOKYO -- The number one movie at the Japanese box office, for the 3rd weekend in a row, was "Stand By Me Doraemon." The first 3D CG entry in the long-running animation series about a blue robot cat and its boy companion drove its cumulative score to...
  • Japanese court rules against nuclear operator in suicide suit

    FUKUSHIMA Japan (Reuters) - The operator of Japanese nuclear reactors that melted down in 2011 is responsible for the suicide of a woman who became depressed after the accident and it must pay $472,000 in compensation, a court ruled on Tuesday. The...
  • Pictures in the News | Aug. 20, 2014

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Central California, where flame retardant is dumped over the Way fire near Kernville, along the Kern River. The out-of-control blaze began Monday northeast of Bakersfield and has charred more than 3,300 acres....
  • Nissan says Japanese website altered, posed virus risk

    Nissan says Japanese website altered, posed virus risk
    A page on Nissan Motor Co's Japanese website had been altered for nearly two months before being remedied and users that accessed it may have downloaded files infected with viruses, the Japanese automaker said on Tuesday. Users opening the page for...
  • Japan government turns more cautious on weak factory output

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government turned slightly more cautious about factory output and flagged a risk that April's sales-tax hike could have prolonged effects, a sign that the world's third-biggest economy is struggling with the higher tax and...
  • Tokyo Festival Reveals Major Asian Push

    TOKYO - Yasushi Shiina, new head of the Tokyo International Film Festival, has unveiled a seven-year initiative to promote Asian films and nurture Asian film professionals. Festival officials announced the outreach initiative Tuesday as part of plans...
  • BOJ to keep inflation view even as it cuts GDP estimate: sources

    TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan is likely to keep its bullish inflation outlook even as it cuts its economic growth forecast this fiscal year in an October report, sources said, suggesting the central bank will not ease policy further for at least the...
  • Hello Kitty Con 2014 in Los Angeles marks 40 years of you-know-who

    Hello Kitty Con 2014 in Los Angeles marks 40 years of you-know-who
    Hello Kitty is having a milestone birthday. The Japanese cartoon-turned-icon turns 40 this year with her very first fan fest. Toy maker Sanrio will hold Hello Kitty Con 2014 to celebrate every Kitty thing this fall at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in...
  • Japan mulls setting aside 1 trillion yen for stimulus next fiscal year: Nikkei

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government is considering setting aside 1 trillion yen ($9.65 billion) for stimulus spending next fiscal year to help lessen the economic damage from a sales tax hike scheduled for October next year, the Nikkei newspaper reported...