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07 сентября 2016, 01:44

Technology › Snapchat ad revenue to rocket: eMarketer

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Snapchat is expected to generate nearly a billion dollars next year, as marketers look to the vanishing messaging service to connect with young audiences, a research firm said Tuesday. California-based Snapchat will take in $366.7 million in ad revenue globally this year, and $935.5 million in 2017, according to estimates…

07 сентября 2016, 01:10

World › Clinton, Trump: He's a national security danger; no she is

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Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of insulting America's veterans and pressing dangerous military plans around the globe on Tuesday, seeking to undercut his appeal to service families in Southern voting battlegrounds. Trump declared "our country is going to hell" because of policies she would make even worse. Clinton, addressing supporters…

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07 сентября 2016, 01:09

World › U.N. Security Council condemns North Korea missile tests

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The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday strongly condemned North Korea's latest ballistic missile launches and threatened "further significant measures" if it refuses to stop its nuclear and missile tests. The U.N.'s most powerful body agreed to the statement hours after a closed-door emergency meeting called by the United States, Japan…

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07 сентября 2016, 00:54

Lifestyle › New global projects merge work and play

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Whether in Tokyo or Shanghai, New York or Los Angeles, London or Brasilia, mixed-use buildings are springing up all around the world—and they’re transforming the content and form of our cities. While the idea of multifunction developments is not new, their scale—in terms of spend and impact on how we…

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07 сентября 2016, 00:51

National › Japanese journalist's credit cards used since he went missing in Syria

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Several credit cards belonging to Japanese freelance journalist Jumpei Yasuda have been used since contact with him was lost last year after he entered Syria, Japanese police said Tuesday. The police have found that the credit cards of Yasuda, 42, were used for transactions amounting to tens of thousands of…

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07 сентября 2016, 00:46

National › Akashi city to set up makeshift diners for needy children

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The city of Akashi in Hyogo Prefecture will install makeshift diners to provide meals for disadvantaged children in cooperation with local communities, officials said Tuesday. The service, commonly known as "children's diners," provides food for free or at a low price for people including children from low-income, single-parent households and…

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07 сентября 2016, 00:45

World › 80 million unexploded bombs: Obama pledges U.S. help for Laos

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Declaring a "moral obligation" to heal the wounds of a secret war, President Barack Obama on Tuesday pledged help to clear away the 80 million unexploded bombs the U.S. dropped on Laos a generation ago — more than 10 for every one of the country's 7 million people. Half a…

07 сентября 2016, 00:45

National › Worker dies after being caught in waste grinder at recycling plant

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A 45-year-old man was killed at a recycling plant in Nara, after becoming caught in a waste grinding machine, police said Tuesday. The man was among four workers who were placing construction waste in the machine Monday morning at the plant of recycling company ITO, but after the work was…

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07 сентября 2016, 00:40

Picture of the Day › Fan support

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Japanese fans cheer for their team during the Group B World Cup qualifying game against Thailand in Bangkok on Tuesday night. Japan won 2-0. See story here.

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07 сентября 2016, 00:39

Technology › Fujitsu, Microsoft Japan to promote global communications platform

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Fujitsu Ltd and Microsoft Japan Co Ltd said they are strengthening their alliance to promote the implementation of a global communications platform that will transform customers' work styles. In Japan, Fujitsu is the leading vendor of communication-systems solutions based on Microsoft products, and has implemented a private-cloud-based global communications platform…

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07 сентября 2016, 00:32

World › U.S. sees progress in Syria talks with Russia

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The United States said on Tuesday it was making progress with Russia on how to achieve a cessation of hostilities in Syria and held out the possibility a nationwide ceasefire need not begin immediately. The United States had hoped over the weekend to announce an agreement to halt the fighting…

07 сентября 2016, 00:31

Travel › Shangri-La launches F&B loyalty program

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Shangri-La has launched The Table by Golden Circle, a new food and beverage loyalty program that offers benefits to members who dine at Shangri-La properties both on the road and nearer to home. The Hong Kong-based hotel group, which operates 98 properties and over 500 restaurants and bars worldwide, commissioned…