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  • Websites deleted hate speech videos at government request February 13, 2016
    Two websites that posted hate speech videos against Korean residents deleted the content at the request of the Justice Ministry, which is cracking down on racist propaganda. The post Websites deleted hate speech videos at government request appeared first on The Japan Times. […]
  • The Hokkaido Shinkansen Line gives test rides to thousands ahead of official opening February 13, 2016
    Lucky people selected through a lottery got the chance to ride a bullet train on the Hokkaido Shinkansen Line on Saturday, ahead of the March 26 opening of the new high-speed rail link that will connect to the main island of Honshu. The first train taking part in the two-day event departed Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station in […] The post The Hokkaido Shinkansen […]
  • Curyff keeps positive outlook in fight against lung cancer February 13, 2016
    Dutch soccer great Johan Cruyff announced Saturday that he is “2-0 up in the first half” and confident he will go on to win his battle against lung cancer. The former Ajax, Barcelona and Netherlands star, a smoker during his playing days and until undergoing an emergency heart bypass in 1991, disclosed his illness last […] The post Curyff keeps positive outl […]
  • Johnson sparks Kyoto in rout of Fukuoka February 13, 2016
    Tyren Johnson, who made his debut with the Kyoto Hannaryz a few days before Christmas, delivered an all-around performance that helped carry the Western Conference leaders to a 71-58 road victory over the Rizing Fukuoka on Saturday. Johnson, a 2012 NBA Development League All-Star while representing the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, finished with a team-high […] […]
    Ed Odeven
  • Pope meets Orthodox patriarch but reunion of churches unlikely, Tokyo priests say February 13, 2016
    Several Tokyo-based priests on Saturday welcomed the meeting in Cuba between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill, calling it an important development but one that is unlikely to lead to reunion. “The meeting was very historic,” said the Rev. Russell Becker, a Catholic priest with the Franciscan Chapel Center. “They’re not going to come into communion […] The p […]
    Alastair Wanklyn
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