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Dingo drags sleeping toddler from bed on Australia’s Fraser Island

via The Japan Times    Apr 19, 2019

A dingo dragged a sleeping toddler from a camper van on a popular Australian holiday island late on Thursday, but his father awoke and pulled ...

China invites partners to load experiments onto planned probes for 10-year asteroid mission

via The Japan Times    Apr 19, 2019

China plans to launch an ambitious asteroid exploration mission and has invited collaborators to put their experiments on the probes, space agency officials said Thursday.The ...

Groundbreaking British-led exploration of Indian Ocean’s depths reaches an end

via The Japan Times    Apr 19, 2019

A submersible carrying Seychelles President Danny Faure is seen from a submarine belonging to Ocean Zephyr on Sunday during a descent into the Indian Ocean in the outer islands of Seychelles. | AP

The British-led Nekton scientific mission on Thursday completed a seven-week expedition in the Indian Ocean aimed at documenting changes beneath the waves that could affect ...

With Kim-Putin summit, Moscow seeks to carve out role in North Korea nuclear negotiations

via The Japan Times    Apr 19, 2019

Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un | AFP-JIJI

With Russia’s Vladimir Putin set for his first talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this month, Moscow is eyeing a major role in ...

Only for ‘naughty girls’: Stigma lingers after South Korea abortion ban overturned

By Beh Lih Yi
- via The Japan Times    Apr 19, 2019

Protesters hold placards reading

South Korea is set to legalize abortion after a decadeslong ban was struck down, but women’s rights campaigners have warned those who undergo the procedure ...

Indonesia’s ‘smooth’ polls a beacon in sea of strongmen: analysts

via The Japan Times    Apr 19, 2019

Supporters of Indonesian president Joko

Indonesia pulled off a complex yet peaceful election across its vast and ethnically diverse island territory this week, cementing its place as a democratic beacon ...

Kim oversees test of new North Korean tactical guided weapon: KCNA

via The Japan Times    Apr 18, 2019

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gives guidance while attending a flight training of Unit 1017 of the Korean People's Army Air, Anti-Air Force at an undisclosed location in this Tuesday photo released Wednesday by North Korea's Central News Agency (KCNA). | KCNA / VIA REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the testing of a new type of tactical guided weapon on Wednesday, state media Korean Central News Agency ...

Strong quake rattles Taiwan, but no major damage apparent

via The Japan Times    Apr 18, 2019

A strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan’s east coast Thursday afternoon, rattling buildings across the island but causing no major damage or injuries.The bureau said ...

Innovation needs to be a Reiwa goal

By Haruaki Deguchi
- via The Japan Times    Apr 18, 2019

University students attend a job fair in Tokyo. As long as the education system focuses on cultivating cooperativeness and obedience, Japan will not be able to foster people who can breed new ideas and launch new industries. | BLOOMBERG

To move past the Heisei Era's economic malaise, Japan must invest in an education system that fosters people who can breed new ideas and ...

North Korea’s Kim to make three-day visit to Russia from Wednesday for summit with Putin

via The Japan Times    Apr 18, 2019

Vladimir Putin | POOL / VIA AP

Final arrangements are being made for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit Russia for three days from Wednesday next week, it was learned ...

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