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Satoru Naito: Starting up in San Francisco

Moving to Silicon Valley was a no-brainer for Naito — it was where Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook, and where he knew he’d be inspired to …

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Ephemeral bliss: Castles in bloom

The parks surrounding Japan’s historic castles are among the best spots to enjoy cherry blossoms. For a brief period every year, the cherry blossoms conspire …

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Kyoto Beer Lab: Creative beers with local charm

Part beer, part music and full of local charm: Kyoto Beer Lab has perfected the formula for what makes a successful neighborhood bar.

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No need to ‘disrupt’ the potato chip, there’s no improving this classic snack

Japanese snack makers are constantly looking to improve the classic potato chip. But do they succeed?

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Fake news rears its ugly head amid COVID-19 outbreak

Fake news times fake news is fake news squared — which is to say, it goes viral. It multiplies like a virus, which multiplies like …

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The rebirth of cool: It’s not easy being a lovable middle-aged man in Japan

For the first time since … never, the ojisan (middle-aged man) is on a roll. Until recently, many have treated middle-aged men in Japan with a …

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Students vow to protest after Thai court orders dissolution of popular opposition party

Thailand’s Constitutional Court on Friday ordered the popular opposition Future Forward Party dissolved, declaring that it violated election law by accepting a loan from its …

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Unbeaten Wild Knights trounce Red Hurricanes

The Panasonic Wild Knights maintained their perfect start to the Japan Rugby Top League season Saturday, beating the NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes 40-3 at Hanazono …

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South Korea reports doubling of coronavirus patients to 433, with over 1,000 at new outbreak site feeling ill

South Korea said on Saturday that the number of new coronavirus cases in the country had doubled to 433, and officials suggested the tally could …

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Astros outfielder Josh Reddick says he, teammates have received death threats

On the day Houston outfielder Josh Reddick said he and other players have received death threats in the wake of the team’s sign-stealing scandal, union …