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  • German WWII Lorenz coding machine found in English garden shed sold on eBay May 29, 2016
    One of the machines used to send coded messages between Adolf Hitler and his generals sold for £10 ($14) on eBay after being discovered in a shed in England, the buyer said Sunday. Researchers at The National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park saw a “telegram machine” for sale on the auction site for £9.50, […] The post German WWII Lorenz coding machine f […]
  • China stonewalls Japan at net en route to three-set triumph May 29, 2016
    Japan fell to a 1-1 record at the men’s Olympic volleyball qualification tournament on Sunday with errors, particularly on service, and China’s stout central blocking proving too much for the hosts, who went down in straight sets (25-20, 25-22, 25-23). Japan could not get any sort of foothold in the match, dropping each set in […] The post China stonewalls J […]
  • Opposition demands Abe’s head in event of tax-hike deferral May 29, 2016
    Opposition parties called for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s head Sunday should he break his promise to follow through on the 2 percent consumption tax hike planned for next April. Lawmaker Tetsuro Fukuyama, of the main opposition Democratic Party, said during an NHK television program that Abe and his Cabinet should resign if he does not […] The post Oppositio […]
  • Frontale escape with home victory after Iwata’s 88th-minute own goal May 29, 2016
    Kawasaki Frontale stayed top of the J. League table after an 88th-minute own goal by defender Daiki Ogawa handed them a 1-0 win over Jubilo Iwata on Sunday. Frontale looked to be heading to their second straight scoreless draw at Todoroki Stadium until Ogawa, under pressure from Japan striker Yu Kobayashi, turned the ball into […] The post Frontale escape wi […]
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  • Survey finds 60% of assemblywomen have been sexually harassed by male colleagues, voters May 29, 2016
    Around 60 percent of prefectural assemblywomen in Japan who responded to a Kyodo News survey said they have had unpleasant experiences due to sexual harassment by such people as male colleagues and voters, the poll showed Sunday. Among 147 respondents to the survey conducted in February and March covering 261 assemblywomen nationwide as of Feb. […] The post […]
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