‘No turning back’: PM May triggers ‘historic’ Brexit

29 Mar

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May formally began Britain’s divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, declaring there was no turning back and ushering in a tortuous exit process that will test the bloc’s cohesion and pitch her country into the unknown. In one of the most significant steps by a British leader since World War […]

Tepco, Zenrin look to jointly develop safe routes for drones

29 Mar

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. and map publisher Zenrin Co. said Wednesday they will collaborate to develop safe flight routes for drones. Under the “drone highway” initiative, Tepco will offer information on its power grid network, such as locations of transmission towers, power poles and electric cables, for mapping on Zenrin’s three-dimensional map database […]

Tokyo, Japan Inc. trying to assess Brexit impact on U.K. operations

29 Mar

The government and private companies stepped up efforts Wednesday to assess the potential negative impact of Britain leaving the European Union as London formally notified Brussels of its withdrawal from the bloc. “There will be significant impact on businesses,” Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko said at a meeting with executives of major companies. […]

Ford recalls 570,000 vehicles in U.S., Europe over engine fire risk, door latch trouble

29 Mar

DETROIT – Ford is recalling more than 570,000 vehicles in North America and Europe to fix separate problems that can cause engine fires and doors to fly open unexpectedly. The recalls will hit the company’s bottom line in the first quarter of this year. Ford said in a Wednesday filing with securities regulators that the […]

Baseball: Fighters likely to get bloodied in rematch with Hawks

29 Mar

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Baseball: CL champion Carp in for tough challenge

29 Mar

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LDP urges govt to mull capacity to attack enemy bases

29 Mar

The recommendations also call for studying the introduction of new defense equipment, such as Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, systems, to address North Korean ballistic missiles. The recommendations were drawn up by a party study group led by former Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and will be submitted to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on […]

Cabinet approves new tourism promotion plan

29 Mar

The plan suggests that galleries and museums stay open at night and theatrical performances and concerts be given late, to give foreign tourists in Japan more nighttime activity options. The basic tourism promotion plan for fiscal 2017-2020 aims to increase the number of visitors to Japan to 40 million and the amount of their consumption […]

‘No turning back’: PM May triggers ‘historic’ Brexit

29 Mar

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May formally began Britain’s divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, declaring there was no turning back and ushering in a tortuous exit process that will test the bloc’s cohesion and pitch her country into the unknown. In one of the most significant steps by a British leader since World War […]

Inside Mosul, a huge blast, then screams, dust and horror

29 Mar

MOSUL, Iraq/BAGHDAD Crouching in his Mosul home, Abu Ayman suddenly felt the ground rock as if struck by an earthquake when a massive explosion tore through his street, filling the room with dust and shattered glass. Then came the screams and cries from next door. His account describes horrific scenes after the blast that may […]