75 years later, Japan war orphans tell of pain, recovery

Postwar governments have provided an accumulated total of 60 trillion yen ($565 billion) in welfare support for veterans and their bereaved families, but nothing for civilian victims of firebombings, although Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors receive medical support.

Japan killed 50 whales in Antarctic protected area, data shows

The disclosure comes on the opening day of the International Whaling Commission’s annual meeting in Brazil, which Japan is chairing as it seeks to restart commercial whaling. Killing whales for profit was banned in 1986, but nations including Norway and Iceland have granted themselves exemptions.

Second time unlucky: Covid restrictions derail Japan PM’s holiday – again

Millions of people who have been forced to cancel holidays due to the coronavirus outbreak might struggle to sympathise, but Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, is among those forced to forego his summer break – and he has a political rival to blame.

Japan unveils Tokyo 2020 Olympics superhero mascots

Nearly 600 cheering schoolchildren attended a ceremony in Tokyo’s Shinagawa ward on Wednesday to hear the results of that vote. The winning Olympic and Paralympic mascots have not yet been given names, but they are said to “respect each other” and are “very good friends”.

Czech PM reiterates sovereignty in foreign affairs after Pompeo’s visit

“We are a sovereign country, we treat these countries quite standardly like everyone else,” the prime minister said to Mlada fronta Dnes (MF Dnes), one of the largest newspaper in the country after Pompeo launched a tirade against Russia and China during his visit.

Amazon app quiz August 14, 2020: Get answers to these five questions to win Sony 1000XM3 headphones for free

Amazon app quiz is now live. In today’s quiz, the e-tailer is giving its participants a stand a chance to win Sony 1000XM3 headphones for free. Name of the winner of today’s quiz will be announced on August 15. The daily app quiz on Amazon starts at 8am and continues till 12pm. The quiz usually […]

Quang Tri welcomes wave of investments in energy sector

Korea Western Power (KOWEPO) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the province for the construction of Quang Tri 2 thermo power plant with the same investment and capacity as the Quang Tri 1 thermo power plant. The two plants are expected to contribute VND2.5 trillion to the provincial budget a year after they go […]

Australian newspaper cartoon depicting Indians eating solar panels attacked as racist

“India is the technology centre of the world right now and has some of the most high-tech industries on the planet in that part of the world. The underlying message is that people in developing countries don’t need all these technologies to do with climate change – they need food.

Zac Efron’s travel show is shallow in a good way and a bad way

If you’re unfamiliar with Efron, as I mostly was, he’s managed to carve out a long-running career at the age of 32, from his breakout role in three (yes, three) of Disney’s “High School Musical” franchise movies, to the lead in the film “Charlie St. Cloud.” More recently he’s starred in the “Neighbors” films with […]

Lebanon’s ENTIRE government resigns over Beirut mega-blast amid corruption scandal

The US, UK, France, Gulf states and even rivals Israel have offered money and assistance – but Canada has refused to give cash directly to the Lebanese government due to fears of corruption.