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the latest: container ship operator says 20-member crew safe


yokosuka, japan — the latest on a u.s. navy ship collision (all times local):4:15 p.m.nippon yusen k.k., the japanese shipping company that operates the container ship that collided with a u.s. navy destroyer, says its 20-member crew all safe.the nighttime collision off japan left seven u.s. navy sailors from uss fitzgerald missing. three, including the captain, have been injured.nippon yusen says in a statement it is collaborating with the ship owner and fully cooperating with the investigation by the coast guard. the 29,060-ton ship, four times the size of the destroyer, is philippine-flagged and all the crew are filipinos.japan's kyodo news service says the japanese coast guard is investigating the incident with the u.s. navy and plans to question the crew members of the acx crystal.the






the latest: crashed us destroyer approaching home port


yokosuka, japan — the latest on a u.s. navy ship collision (all times local):5:30 p.m.the uss fitzgerald is approaching its home port at the yokosuka naval base, south of tokyo, after colliding before dawn saturday with a container ship four times its size, leaving seven sailors missing.the u.s. destroyer, flanked by two tug boats and other support vessels, was listing to its right as it slowly approached the port.___4:15 p.m.nippon yusen k.k., the japanese shipping company that operates the container ship that collided with a u.s. navy destroyer, says its 20-member crew all safe.the nighttime collision off japan left seven u.s. navy sailors from uss fitzgerald missing. three, including the captain, have been injured.nippon yusen says in a statement it is collaborating with the ship owner






the latest: japan coast guard leads search for navy sailors


yokosuka, japan — the latest on a u.s. navy ship collision (all times local):6:30 p.m.the navy says the japanese coast guard is leading the search for seven sailors missing after their u.s. destroyer collided with a container ship early saturday.the uss fitzgerald was damaged both above and below the water line. a search of some parts of the ship will continue once they can be reached after the vessel is pier-side at yokosuka naval base, its home port.the ship was last seen near the pier, flanked by the two tugboats that helped it return from the site of the collision off the eastern coast of japan.___5:30 p.m.the uss fitzgerald is approaching its home port at the yokosuka naval base, south of tokyo, after colliding before dawn saturday with a container ship four times its size, leaving se






man's gluten free airline meal request met with a single banana / boing boing


martin pavelk pre-ordered a gluten-free breakfast for his all nippon airways flight from tokyo to sydney, australia. he was served a single banana, a packet of salt, and a knife and fork. “all other passengers were served a full breakfast meal consisting of eggs, sausage, mushrooms, bread, and yogurt,” pavelk said. “this was a nine-hour flight. although definitely gluten-free, the banana did not keep me full for very long.” all nippon airways told the telegraph that they have since "apologized to him personally and as a result of his experience we are reviewing our policy on gluten free options and how they are served.” report this ad






the latest: trump thanks japan for help in sailor search


yokosuka, japan — the latest on a u.s. navy ship collision (all times local):11:35 p.m.president donald trump has thanked japan for its help in the search for seven navy sailors who are missing after their u.s. destroyer collided with a container ship.trump tweeted saturday morning washington time: "thoughts and prayers with the sailors of uss fitzgerald and their families. thank you to our japanese allies for their assistance."the uss fitzgerald collided with a container ship four times its size off the coast of japan before dawn saturday.___6:30 p.m.the navy says the japanese coast guard is leading the search for seven sailors missing after their u.s. destroyer collided with a container ship early saturday.the uss fitzgerald was damaged both above and below the water line. a search of so






australian coroner finds 2 filipino seamen were killed


canberra, australia — two filipino seamen who died two weeks apart during a japanese coal carrier's voyage to australia in 2012 were killed by one or more assailants, an australian coroner said wednesday.new south wales state deputy coroner sharon freund recommended that her report on the two deaths be sent to japanese authorities who investigated a third death discovered when the same panama-flagged carrier, the mv sage sagittarius, returned to japan.the series of the deaths over five weeks has led to the sage sagittarius being dubbed the "death ship" by the media. the extraordinary events highlighted difficulties in criminal investigations involving so-called flag of convenience ships, which are registered in countries foreign to their owners, operators and crews. no one has been charged






investigators question how navy destroyer and container ship collided off japan,


a u.s. coast guard investigation team arrived in japan monday to start piecing together the sequence of events that led to the weekend collision between a navy destroyer and a fully loaded container ship four times its size.there are now multiple investigations into the accident, from both the u.s. navy and coast guard as well as the japan’s coast guard and its transport safety board.“the coast guard will be taking the lead in the marine casualty investigation,” said lt. scott carr, spokesman for the american investigation team.the investigators will be questioning the crew of the uss fitzgerald, the aegis guided missile destroyer that collided with the acx crystal, a philippine-flagged container ship, just off the izu peninsula. the crash site was south of the fitzgerald’s home port, the






australian coroner finds assailants killed 2 filipino seamen


canberra, australia (ap) — two filipino seamen who died two weeks apart during a japanese coal carrier’s voyage to australia in 2012 were killed by one or more assailants, an australian coroner said wednesday.new south wales state deputy coroner sharon freund recommended that her report on the two deaths be sent to japanese authorities who investigated a third death discovered when the same panama-flagged carrier, the mv sage sagittarius, returned to japan.the series of the deaths over five weeks has led to the sage sagittarius being dubbed the “death ship” by the media. the extraordinary events highlighted difficulties in criminal investigations involving so-called flag of convenience ships, which are registered in countries foreign to their owners, operators and crews. no one has been ch






australian coroner finds assailants killed 2 filipino seamen


canberra, australia (ap) — two filipino seamen who died two weeks apart during a japanese coal carrier’s voyage to australia in 2012 had been killed by one or more assailants, an australian corner said wednesday.new south wales state deputy coroner sharon freund recommended that her report on the two deaths be sent to japanese authorities who investigated a third death discovered when the same panama-flagged carrier mv sage sagittarius returned to japan.the series of the deaths over five weeks has led to the sage sagittarius being dubbed the “death ship” by the media. the extraordinary events have highlighted difficulties in criminal investigations involving so-called flag of convenience ships, which are registered in countries foreign to their owners, operators and crews. no one has been






australian coroner finds assailants killed 2 filipino seamen


canberra, australia — two filipino seamen who died two weeks apart during a japanese coal carrier's voyage to australia in 2012 had been killed by one or more assailants, an australian corner said wednesday.new south wales state deputy coroner sharon freund recommended that her report on the two deaths be sent to japanese authorities who investigated a third death discovered when the same panama-flagged carrier mv sage sagittarius returned to japan.the series of the deaths over five weeks has led to the sage sagittarius being dubbed the "death ship" by the media. the extraordinary events have highlighted difficulties in criminal investigations involving so-called flag of convenience ships, which are registered in countries foreign to their owners, operators and crews. no one has been charg






kotaku


nippon ichi software launched a teaser site with a single embedded youtube clip. the site’s url says “new_title” and “consumer,” which means it’s for consoles. this looks to be a horror game. 






kotaku


nippon ichi software’s cute little horror game yomawari: night aloneis getting a sequelcalled shin yomawari for the ps4 and vita. its night world will be more than double the size of the previous game’s, and it will be out this august in japan. no word on an international release. 






adventure was always in the blood of humanitarian and 6-degree black belt emily


emily busch was an accomplished jeweler, martial art instructor and humanitarian who helped set up 10 orphanages around the world.in pre-school, emily busch hopped on a tricycle and pedaled away, heading past the long lane at school and through the big gates, wanting to explore the world outside.she wasn’t a homebody by any sort, her sister cat russell said. adventure was always in her blood, taking her through southeast asia, the middle east and south america later in life. along her way, she picked up japanese, served as an apprentice to established jewelers and set up more than 10 orphanages.but on the morning of feb. 25, busch — a 61-year-old denver jeweler and martial arts instructor — died from an acute asthma attack. she left behind a sister and friends who were unaware that the imm






nippon ichi software launches teaser that looks like minecraft


[image: nis]there’s no title for this, but the teaser clip certainly does look rather minecraft-esque, no?advertisementthe teaser’s site url ends with “hakoniwa,” which means “box garden” in english. perhaps hako niwa is the title of this building block game?no word yet on the platform. or platforms. the site’s url also has the word “consumer,” which in japanese video game lingo refers to home or portable hardware and not mobile. kotaku east is your slice of asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from japan, korea, china and beyond. tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.






lab opens at egypt’s pyramids to restore pharaonic boat


cairo (ap) — egypt is inaugurating its largest on-site antiquities laboratory, to restore the second ceremonial boat of pharaoh cheops, known for building the largest of egypt’s iconic pyramids.the project, funded by the japan international cooperation agency and the higashi nippon international university, is set to complete the initial phase of repairs of the 4,500-year-old vessel by 2020.eissa zeidan, head of the project’s egyptian restoration team, told the associated press that the lab, at the site of the giza pyramids, was necessary for some of the boat’s 1,264 pieces, which are too fragile or large to move.the vessel and its sister boat, on display near the great pyramid, were discovered in 1954 and are believed to have been buried with the pharaoh to carry him into the afterlife.mo






business flights download


download download 'business flights app' always finds you best price flight tickets to you by comparing around 200s of travel agencies world wide. we deliver you fights at best fare available in the market by quickly checking fare from various airlines websites and leading online travel agencies globally. the major business flights are emirates, qatar airways, singapore airlines, cathay pacific airways, all nippon airways (ana), etihad airways, turkish airlines, eva air, qantas, lufthansa, garuda indonesia, hainan airlines, thai airways, air france, swiss international air lines, asiana, air new zealand, virgin australia, austrian airlines, bangkok airways and much more in this listthis app should be useful for travelers and expatriates to save money as well as time. as in our thought we d






which airlines accept tsa precheck (and which don't)


photo by scott olson/getty imagesif you travel by airplane often, you know the hassle of waiting in lines. that’s why tsa precheck is a lifesaver. we’ve already reported on whether paying extra for global entry and tsa precheck is worth it, but it’s also important to note that not every airline accepts it.airport security lines have been especially nightmarish lately, and there are a handful of factors…read more all national airlines participate in the precheck and global entry program, and the only airlines that haven’t joined are a few major international airlines and some smaller regional ones. frontier and spirit joined in june of last year. below is a list of the 30 airlines that accept it:aeromexicoair canadaalaska airlinesallegiant airamericanaruba airlinesaviancaboutique airlinesca






which airlines accept tsa precheck (and which don't)


photo by scott olson/getty imagesif you travel by airplane often, you know the hassle of waiting in lines. that’s why tsa precheck is a lifesaver. we’ve already reported on whether paying extra for global entry and tsa precheck is worth it, but it’s also important to note that not every airline accepts it.airport security lines have been especially nightmarish lately, and there are a handful of factors…read more all national airlines participate in the precheck and global entry program, and the only airlines that haven’t joined are a few major international airlines and some smaller regional ones. frontier and spirit joined in june of last year. below is a list of the 30 airlines that accept it:aeromexicoair canadaalaska airlinesallegiant airamericanaruba airlinesaviancaboutique airlinesca






which airlines accept tsa precheck (and which don't)


photo by scott olson/getty imagesif you travel by airplane often, you know the hassle of waiting in lines. that’s why tsa precheck is a lifesaver. we’ve already reported on whether paying extra for global entry and tsa precheck is worth it, but it’s also important to note that not every airline accepts it.airport security lines have been especially nightmarish lately, and there are a handful of factors…read more all national airlines participate in the precheck and global entry program, and the only airlines that haven’t joined are a few major international airlines and some smaller regional ones. frontier and spirit joined in june of last year. below is a list of the 37 airlines that accept it:aeromexicoair canadaalaska airlinesallegiant airamerican airlinesaruba airlinesaviancaboutique a






which airlines accept tsa precheck (and which don't)


photo by scott olson/getty imagesif you travel by airplane often, you know the hassle of waiting in lines. that’s why tsa precheck is a lifesaver. we’ve already reported on whether paying extra for global entry and tsa precheck is worth it, but it’s also important to note that not every airline accepts it.airport security lines have been especially nightmarish lately, and there are a handful of factors…read more all national airlines participate in the precheck and global entry program, and the only airlines that haven’t joined are a few major international airlines and some smaller regional ones. frontier and spirit joined in june of last year. below is a list of the 37 airlines that accept it:advertisementaeromexicoair canadaalaska airlinesallegiant airamerican airlinesaruba airlinesavia






‘this guy is crazy!’ american man charged in tokyo after brutal fist-fight in a


tokyo — an american man who took part in a fistfight on a flight about to leave tokyo for los angeles has been charged with assaulting an airline official, authorities said on wednesday.video of the fight, taken by a passenger, has been widely circulated online. in it, a man wearing a red hawaiian-style shirt punches a man in a black t-shirt, who fights back and then shouts: “go to hell. this guy is crazy!”later, the man in the red shirt returns, more punches are exchanged, and a passenger can be heard pleading: “hey guys, stop it. get off this plane!”a flight attendant tried to break up the fight as passengers looked on aghast or moved out of the way.the fight occurred monday on all nippon airways flight 6, or nh6, aboard a boeing 777 that was about to embark on an 11-hour journey to los






seattle’s waterfront became less about work and more about entertainment in the


cafes, curio shops and an aquarium with its own orca joined ubiquitous tour boats before and after the 1962 seattle world’s fair.intermittently, kodachrome slides by lawton gowey might be expected with this weekly feature. lawton was a good friend with whom i often compared and shared photographs. he began his clicking with his father before the second world war and continued exploring seattle with his camera until his death in the mid-1980s. lawton was both a creator and a collector, and jean sherrard’s and my illustrated lectures — what we used to call “slideshows” — are elaborately enriched due to lawton’s many interests. lawton took this week’s “then” photo of seattle’s waterfront.lawton worked as an auditor for seattle city light, at the corner of third avenue and madison street, abou






japan pm accused of giving cash for nationalistic school


tokyo — the head of an ultra-nationalistic japanese school operator at the center of a land and political scandal testified in parliament thursday that prime minister shinzo abe donated 1 million yen ($9,000) through his wife for an elementary school where she once was honorary principal.yasunori kagoike, head of the moritomo gakuen group, said first lady akie abe handed him the cash in an envelope on behalf of her husband during her september 2015 visit to kagoike's kindergarten in osaka.the outspoken kagoike, who is affiliated with japan's powerful political lobby nippon kaigi and known as a big fan and supporter of abe, said in sworn testimony at parliament that he believed there was "political influence" over his land purchase and a plan to open an elementary school.kagoike's school is






‘this guy is crazy!’ american man charged in tokyo after starting a brutal fist-


tokyo — an american man who took part in a fistfight on a flight about to leave tokyo for los angeles has been charged with assaulting an airline official, authorities said on wednesday.video of the fight, taken by a passenger, has been widely circulated online. in it, a man wearing a red hawaiian-style shirt punches a man in a black t-shirt, who fights back and then shouts: “go to hell. this guy is crazy!”later, the man in the red shirt returns, more punches are exchanged, and a passenger can be heard pleading: “hey guys, stop it. get off this plane!”a flight attendant tried to break up the fight as passengers looked on aghast or moved out of the way.the fight occurred monday on all nippon airways flight 6, or nh6, aboard a boeing 777 that was about to embark on an 11-hour journey to los






japan pm abe accused of giving cash for nationalistic school


tokyo — japanese prime minister shinzo abe donated 1 million yen ($9,000) through his wife for a school run by ultranationalist educators, the group's leader told parliament on thursday, while also suggesting a land-buying scandal involving the school had "political influence" behind it.first lady akie abe had been honorary principal of the elementary school for several months until resigning two weeks after the scandal erupted in early february.in his sworn testimony in parliament, yasunori kagoike, head of the moritomo gakuen group, said akie abe handed him the cash in an envelope on behalf of her husband during her september 2015 visit to kagoike's kindergarten in osaka.abe has denied such a donation took place, but it would have been legal under japanese law because osaka is not abe's






new faces on the cubs: koji uehara's split-finger fastball still effective at 41


longtime cubs fans can recall the hall of fame closer bruce sutter's success and his split-finger fastball that became a trendy pitch for about 20 seasons.that pitch started to vanish after several pitchers suffered severe elbow injuries because of the stress caused by the grip.but koji uehara remains fearless.so do the cubs, who signed the 41-year-old uehara figuring he can help the bullpen with the devastating sink on his pitch.uehara said he started to throw the pitch in 2002 — when he won 17 games in 26 starts to go along with a 2.60 era to lead the yomiuri giants to the japanese series championship and earn the sawamura award as nippon professional baseball's top pitcher.that pitch has helped him earn 93 major-league saves. and it helped him average 12.06 strikeouts per nine innings l






new faces on the cubs: koji uehara's split-finger fastball still effective at 41


longtime cubs fans can recall the hall of fame closer bruce sutter's success and his split-finger fastball that became a trendy pitch for about 20 seasons.that pitch started to vanish after several pitches suffered severe elbow injuries because of the stress caused by the grip.but koji uehara remains fearless.so do the cubs, who signed the 41-year-old uehara figuring he can help the bullpen with the devastating sink on his pitch.uehara said he started to throw the pitch in 2002 — when he won 17 games in 26 starts to go along with a 2.60 era to lead the yomiuri giants to the japanese series championship and earn the sawamura award as nippon professional baseball's top pitcher.that pitch has helped him earn 93 major-league saves. and it helped him average 12.06 strikeouts per nine innings la






when a california punk song sold me on a japanese tactics rpg


has a song ever made you buy a video game? i might have never picked up nippon ichi software’s 2003 tactics rpg disgaea: hour of darkness if not for the punk rock tune atlus decided to use for the u.s. translation. you won’t hear tsunami bomb’s “the invasion from within” in the japanese version of disgaea: hour of darkness, nor will you hear it on the re-releases for nintendo ds, psp or pc. atlus usa licensed the track specifically for the u.s. translation of the playstation 2 version of the deep tactical rpg—you don’t even hear it if you play the game with japanese audio. and yet somehow this dark and driving tune, with its organ intro and almost incomprehensible lyrics, is the first thing that pops into my head whenever i think of the disgaea series. i’ve talked to many fans of the disga






when a california punk song sold me on a japanese tactics rpg


has a song ever made you buy a video game? i might have never picked up nippon ichi software’s 2003 tactics rpg disgaea: hour of darkness if not for the punk rock tune atlus decided to use for the u.s. translation. advertisementyou won’t hear tsunami bomb’s “the invasion from within” in the japanese version of disgaea: hour of darkness, nor will you hear it on the re-releases for nintendo ds, psp or pc. atlus usa licensed the track specifically for the u.s. translation of the playstation 2 version of the deep tactical rpg—you don’t even hear it if you play the game with japanese audio. and yet somehow this dark and driving tune, with its organ intro and almost incomprehensible lyrics, is the first thing that pops into my head whenever i think of the disgaea series. i’ve talked to many fans






nikon formally announces 100th anniversary products, still no word on pricing: d


nikon has formally announced a range of special-edition products to mark the company's 100th anniversary. first shown at the cp+ show back in february, we'll have to wait until june for pricing and availability information.the 100th anniversary products include gunmetal gray versions of the company's premium d5 and d500 dslrs, alongside the 'holy trinity' of f2.8 zooms, and special editions of nikon's wx 7×50 if and wx 10×50 if binoculars. nikon 100th anniversary commemorative modelstokyo (april 3, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. edt) -- nikon corporation is pleased to announce the release of commemorative models and goods celebrating nikon's 100th anniversary, which falls on july 25, 2017. these special items will be available only in limited quantities; more information including prices and availabil






discover the acceptable levels of filth in your favorite foods / boing boing


after trying too many different options, i decided that greensavers [amazon link] best met the twin goals of keeping veggies fresh while making the fridge navigable.martin pavelk pre-ordered a gluten-free breakfast for his all nippon airways flight from tokyo to sydney, australia. he was served a single banana, a packet of salt, and a knife and fork. “all other passengers were served a full breakfast meal consisting of eggs, sausage, mushrooms, bread, and yogurt,” pavelk said. “this was a nine-hour […]fruit is good for you; fruit-juice is mostly sugar and water, and what’s more, getting your calories from liquids does not invoke your satiety response meaning that you stay hungry even after consuming crazy amounts of calories.if you are an aspiring developer who wants to learn how services






in 1872, japanese embassy visits san francisco, parties on the peninsula – the m


from start to finish, it was an impressive spectacle. the big guns of alcatraz heralded the arrival of the pacific mail steamship america,  bringing the imperial japanese embassy, jan. 15, 1872.at dockside, spectators were taken by the grandeur of it all. prince tomomi iwakura, japan’s prime minister, wearing ceremonial garb, deep-blue silk robes with black headgear of glazed and ornamented wood, had an exotic look of medieval mystery. at his side hung a pair of richly embossed swords.besides iwakura, who headed the delegation, were five high state officials, 14 secretaries and 21 representatives of different state departments. accompanying them were two aides and attendants, along with 16 servants and a variety of other functionaries. in all, the delegation totaled 105, each in ceremonial






in 1872, japanese embassy visits san francisco, parties on the peninsula – the m


from start to finish, it was an impressive spectacle. the big guns of alcatraz heralded the arrival of the pacific mail steamship america,  bringing the imperial japanese embassy, jan. 15, 1872.at dockside, spectators were taken by the grandeur of it all. prince tomomi iwakura, japan’s prime minister, wearing ceremonial garb, deep-blue silk robes with black headgear of glazed and ornamented wood, had an exotic look of medieval mystery. at his side hung a pair of richly embossed swords.besides iwakura, who headed the delegation, were five high state officials, 14 secretaries and 21 representatives of different state departments. accompanying them were two aides and attendants, along with 16 servants and a variety of other functionaries. in all, the delegation totaled 105, each in ceremonial






unsealed 75 years after the battle of midway: new details of an alarming wwii pr


six months after the japanese attack on pearl harbor, the june 7, 1942, edition of the chicago sunday tribune trumpeted news of a stunning american victory over a japanese armada at the battle of midway."jap fleet smashed by u.s.; 2 carriers sunk at midway: 13 to 15 nippon ships hit; pacific battle rages," the front-page headlines read. and in the center of the page, an intriguing side story: "navy had word of jap plan to strike at sea."it was a fascinating, and detailed, description of much of what american intelligence knew beforehand of the enemy's fleet and plans. indeed, it was too detailed.the report - 14 paragraphs long - suggested a secret u.s. intelligence coup, and became one of the biggest and potentially damaging news leaks of world war ii.the leak hinted that the united states






unsealed 75 years after battle of midway: new details of alarming wwii press lea


six months after the japanese attack on pearl harbor, the june 7, 1942, edition of the chicago sunday tribune trumpeted news of a stunning american victory over a japanese armada at the battle of midway."jap fleet smashed by u.s.; 2 carriers sunk at midway: 13 to 15 nippon ships hit; pacific battle rages," the front-page headlines read. and in the center of the page, an intriguing side story: "navy had word of jap plan to strike at sea."it was a fascinating, and detailed, description of much of what american intelligence knew beforehand of the enemy's fleet and plans. indeed, it was too detailed.the report - 14 paragraphs long - suggested a secret u.s. intelligence coup, and became one of the biggest and potentially damaging news leaks of world war ii.the leak hinted that the united states






cirrus aircraft to outfit lufthansa aviation training with 25 planes


duluth-based cirrus aircraft is selling 25 of its propeller planes to the lufthansa airlines flight training program that trains pilots from multiple airlines, company officials announced tuesday.lufthansa aviation training will use cirrus' advanced sr20 aircraft as its primary training fleet in goodyear, arizona. plane delivery begins in october and will finish in february. terms of the contract were not disclosed.the five seater sr20 aircraft, which feature propellers, a garmin flght deck, flight management and electronic stability systems, plus cirrus' signature parachute, will be used to train pilots from lufthansa airlines, swiss air, austrian airlines, eurowings, all nippon airways (ana), klm as well as the german air force. the planes each carry an estimated price tag around $400,00






experts question legality of trump's immigration ban on muslim countries


closeskip in skipxembedxshare shortly after signing documents in the oval office, president donald trump said his crackdown on refugees and citizens from seven majority-muslim countries "is not a muslim ban." (jan. 28) appresident trump signs an executive order barring immigration from seven predominantly muslim countries at the pentagon in arlington, va., on jan. 27, 2017.(p o: olivier douliery / pool, epa) 554 connect 12 linkedinemailmorethe future of president trump's executive order suspending immigration from seven predominantly muslim countries may come down to a legal battle between his powers as commander in chief and discrimination limitations established by congress.a federal judge in new york issued a temporary, nationwide stay on the order late urday night. lawyers, pushed alon