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June 21, 2024

Billionaire Melinda French Gates backs Biden in First-ever Endorsement

WASHINGTON, June 20 (Reuters) - Philanthropist Melinda French Gates has given Democratic incumbent Joe Biden her first ever U.S. presidential endorsement, citing his support for reproductive rights among other issues.
June 21, 2024

Ohtani Hits 21st Homer, Smith and Freeman Also Go Deep in Dodgers’ 5-3 Victory over Rockies

DENVER (AP) — Shohei Ohtani led off the game with his 21st homer of the season, Will Smith and Freddie Freeman hit back-to-back homers in the fourth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Thursday.
June 21, 2024

Extreme Heat Kills Hundreds, Millions More Sweltering Worldwide as Summer Begins

LONDON, June 20 (Reuters) - Deadly heatwaves are scorching cities on four continents as the Northern Hemisphere marks the first day of summer, a sign that climate change may again help to fuel record-breaking heat that could surpass last summer as the warmest in 2,000 years.
June 21, 2024

Donald Sutherland, the Towering Actor Whose Career Spanned ‘M.A.S.H.’ to ‘Hunger Games,’ Dies at 88

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Sutherland, the Canadian actor whose wry, arrestingly off-kilter screen presence spanned more than half a century of films from “M.A.S.H.” to “The Hunger Games,” has died. He was 88.
June 20, 2024

MORNING BID ASIA-Japan inflation eyed; yen and yuan slide – Marketscreener.com

  MORNING BID ASIA-Japan inflation eyed; yen and yuan slide  Marketscreener.com  
June 20, 2024

Photos of Japanese Emperor Show Intimate Glimpse of Student Days in United Kingdom

Photographs, recently obtained by The Yomiuri Shimbun, of the Emperor during his years as a student in the United Kingdom show him freely interacting with people and nature.
June 20, 2024

Expanding Friend Circle Allowed Emperor to Improve English Ability; Realized Importance of Learning English at Young Age

The Emperor expressed Wednesday his hope to strengthen the relationship between Japan and the United Kingdom, prior to his official visit.
June 20, 2024

Exiled Hong Kong Activists Call for Japan’s Support; Finn Lau Condemns Hong Kong Govt. Over 1,800 Political Prisoners

Exiled Hong Kong activists called for Japan’s support in fighting the repression of pro-democracy advocates and their supporters in Hong Kong and elsewhere, at a press conference held Thursday at the Tokyo office building for members of the lower house.
June 20, 2024

Godzilla, Nagoya Tower to Celebrate Joint 70th Anniversary

NAGOYA — A Godzilla monument came to Chubu Electric Power Mirai Tower in Nagoya on Wednesday ahead of the celebration for the 70th anniversary of the opening of the tower, formerly called Nagoya TV Tower, on Thursday, June 20.
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