A Thai court on Tuesday awarded paternity rights to a Japanese man over 13 children he fathered through Thai surrogate mothers. He caused controversy in 2014 when his so-called “baby factory” case came to light.
A Japanese TV program on New Year’s Eve has come under fire after a comedian showed up with his face painted black to impersonate Eddie Murphy. A US columnist argued on Twitter that black people were not a punchline nor a prop.
Peru’s President announced on Sunday that he had granted a medical pardon to Alberto Fujimori, the nation’s former leader in the 1990s. He was serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses.
ローズ・マッゴーワンが ゴールデン・グローブ賞で黒を着用する女優陣を批判【Rose McGowan slams actresses who plan to wear black at Golden Globes】
American actress Rose McGowan slammed Meryl Streep and other actresses who are planning to wear black at the Golden Globe awards in a silent protest against sexual harassment, claiming that she despises their hypocrisy.
The International Olympic Committee decided on Tuesday to ban Russia from attending the 2018 Winter Games for widespread doping. Some Russian athletes will be allowed to compete as individuals under a neutral flag.
Britain’s royal family on Monday officially announced the engagement of Prince Harry to American actress Meghan Markle. She has starred in the US legal drama Suits since 2011.
A prototype quantum computer developed by Japanese researchers will be freely available over the internet starting from November 27th. The machine can calculate 100 times faster than a conventional supercomputer.
A Japanese national research institute said on Monday that a geological period from 126,000 to 770,000 years ago will soon be called “Chibanian.” The name is based on a stratum discovered in Chiba Prefecture.
US President Donald Trump arrived in Tokyo on Sunday for the first leg of his 12-day Asian trip. After delivering a speech at Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo, he enjoyed playing golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
The Houston Astros first baseman from Cuba will serve a five-game suspension in 2018 for making a racist gesture toward the Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish during Friday’s World Series game. After hitting a home run, he appeared to slant his eyes and say a word in Spanish to mock Asian people.