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Japan PM Abe Faces Parliament Grilling After Support Drops Further

Several opinion polls Date : July 24, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces a grilling in parliament on Monday over a suspected scandal that has cut his ratings to their lowest since taking office in 2012 and after a candidate from his ruling party lost a mayoral election. Several opinion polls have shown Abe's support below 30 percent and, while this does not immediately threaten his job, it does cloud the longer-term outlook. Abe was until recently seen as being on track to become Japan's ...Full Story

POLITICS

Japan PM Abe Faces Parliament Grilling After Support Drops Further

Date : July 24, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network Several opinion polls TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces a grilling in parliament on Monday over a suspected scandal that has cut his ratings to their lowest since taking office in 2012 and after a candidate from his ruling party lost a mayoral ...Full Story

BUSINESS

Toyota may consider acquisitions to gain auto tech access

Date : June 14, 2017 Reporter : PanARMENIAN/ BNN The auto industry is undergoing big changes PanARMENIAN.Net - Toyota Motor Corp may consider mergers or acquisitions to procure new automotive technologies, including self-driving technologies, the company's president said on Wednesday, June 14, adding that it had to compete ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

Mitsubishi concept crossover teased, to rival Honda BR-V

Date : July 24, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network Tokyo Motor Show The Mitsubishi crossover concept adopts a modern design language which is inspired by the eX concept which was showcased at last year's Tokyo Motor Show. A long body will accommodate 7 seats.> Big News Network Design is ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

Japan’s controversial anti-terror law passed amid huge uproar and warnings from critics

Date : June 16, 2017 Reporter : BNN TOKYO, Japan - After a night of political wrangling, Japan, on Thursday morning passed a controversial anti-terror law amid street protests, warnings from critics and concerns over civil liberties. According to the new law that ...Full Story

HISTORY

U.S. Navy crew missing after one of the world’s most advanced warships crashes off Japan

Date : June 18, 2017 Reporter : BNN Destroyer with a crew of approximately 330 sailors WASHINGTON, U.S. - One of the most advanced warships in the world, USS Fitzgerald collided with a merchant vessel off the coast of Japan and reports noted that seven U.S. Navy crew members are missing.> BNN   The ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

ISIL militants release video claiming to have killed Japanese hostage Kenji Goto

Date : February 1, 2015 Reporter : Trend Japanese government is trying to verify the authenticity Violent jihadists have posted a video online apparently showing the murder of Kenji Goto, a Japanese journalist, ending days of deadlock over his fate, The Telegraph reported. The one-minute video, posted by the Islamic State in ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

Following earthquake in Japan, UN stands ready to provide assistance

Date : April 19, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network/ UN Over 40 people died 18 April 2016 -- The United Nations stands ready to provide assistance to Japan following powerful earthquakes that struck Kumamoto province last Thursday and Saturday, killing over 40 people and displacing some 110,000 from their ...Full Story

EDUCATION

Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to inventors of blue LEDs

Date : October 7, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet The team of Japanese scientists STOCKHOLM, Norway -- Over 20 years after their invention, the team of Japanese scientists behind blue colored light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, has been recognized with the Nobel Prize for Physics. Found in everything from light bulbs ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

Toshiba selling medical and consumer-electronics units

Date : March 18, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network Sold to Japanese camera maker Canon TOKYO - Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corp. is selling its medical and consumer-electronics units in order to raise cash to help fund restructuring after a massive accounting scandal.> Big News Network The Japanese electronics ...Full Story

TRAVEL

Maglev train in Japan breaks world record at 590 kilometers per hour

Date : April 19, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet Maglev operated by Central Japan Railway TOKYO -- A Japanese train line that uses magnetic charge to lift and move train cars broke a previous speed record on Thursday. The magnetic levitation bullet train, or maglev operated by Central Japan Railway Co., reached 590 ...Full Story

SPORTS

Nishikori of Japan shocks Djokovic in US Open

Date : September 7, 2014 Reporter : ANI Become Japan´s first Grand Slam singles finalist London, Sep 07 (ANI): World number one Novak Djokovic suffered a shock defeat in the semifinals of the US Open to Kei Nishikori, who became Japan's first Grand Slam singles finalist. Nishikori, the first Asian-born male to reach a ...Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT

Elizabeth Banks' 'Charlie's Angels' reboot gets release date

Date : May 25, 2017 Reporter : BNN Sony Animation film PanARMENIAN.Net - Sony Pictures has slated Elizabeth Banks' "Charlie's Angels" reboot for a June 7, 2019, release. The studio has also dated "The Nightingale" for Aug. 10, 2018, and an untitled Sony Animation ...Full Story

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