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Trump was taped speaking of paying for Playboy model’s story of alleged affair

via The Japan Times    Jul 21, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump was secretly taped by his longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, discussing payments to Playboy model Karen McDougal, with whom he allegedly had an affair, and the recording is in FBI hands. | AFP-JIJI / GETTY IMAGES

U.S. President Donald Trump’s onetime personal attorney Michael Cohen recorded a conversation with Trump two months before the 2016 election in which they discussed buying ...

Share of working moms in Japan tops 70% for first time

via The Japan Times    Jul 21, 2018

The proportion of working mothers stood at a record-high of 70.8 percent in 2017, exceeding 70 percent for the first time, a survey by the ...

U.S. urges strict U.N. sanctions until North Korea acts on denuclearization

via The Japan Times    Jul 21, 2018

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.N. Ambassador to United Nations Nikki Haley sit together during their meeting with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres at U.N. headquarters in New York on Friday. | REUTERS

The United States called on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday to act on his promise to give up nuclear weapons and said ...

Video shows last man in Amazon tribe

via The Japan Times    Jul 21, 2018

No one knows his name. No one knows the name of his tribe. And he appears to have lived alone in Brazil’s Amazon for 22 ...

Shikoku court rejects damages claim by former fishermen over 1954 U.S. H-bomb tests

via The Japan Times    Jul 21, 2018

A court has rejected a damages suit filed by former fishermen and their families who allege the state hid key records showing they were exposed ...

Putin soccer ball gift to Trump gets routine security check

via The Japan Times    Jul 21, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump receives a soccer ball from Russian leader Vladimir Putin as they hold a joint news conference after their meeting in Helsinki on Monday. | REUTERS

The red-and-white soccer ball tossed to U.S. President Donald Trump by Russia’s Vladimir Putin is undergoing a routine security screening.The U.S. Secret Service says that’s ...

Abe will compile extra budget if needed over rain disasters

via The Japan Times    Jul 21, 2018

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe holds a news conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on Friday. | BLOOMBERG

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government will consider compiling a supplementary budget while examining the damage due to floods and other disasters caused by the recent ...

Cultural body recommends three be awarded living national treasure status

via The Japan Times    Jul 21, 2018

The Council for Cultural Affairs has recommended three people be designated as living national treasures.They are Edo komon kimono fabric dyer Yasumasa Komiya, 62, Noh ...

Yuta Watanabe strikes two-way deal with Grizzlies

via The Japan Times    Jul 21, 2018

Yuta Watanabe, seen here with the Brooklyn Nets during the NBA Summer League, has signed a two-way contract with the Memphis Grizzlies. | USA TODAY / VIA REUTERS

Yuta Watanabe, who played four years at George Washington University, has agreed to a two-year, two-way contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, the NBA team said ...

With U.S. Navy easing rules for women’s hair, sailors call for reversing ban on beards

via The Japan Times    Jul 21, 2018

Howard Curtis, a U.S. Navy second-class aerographer, wears a beard in June 1942 in Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Servicemen have not been permitted to wear beards since 1984. | AP

Now that women in the U.S. Navy can wear ponytails, men want beards.The navy recently said that servicewomen could sport ponytails, lock hairstyles, rope-like strands ...

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