US issues annual Tiananmen rebuke amid domestic unrest

US issues annual Tiananmen rebuke amid domestic unrest

NEW YORK — The U.S. State Department on Wednesday condemned the “sheer brutality” Beijing displayed 31 years ago in its suppression of peaceful pro-democracy protesters at Tiananmen Square, as domestic division grows over whether force should be...
Uniqlo returns to Tokyo’s fashion capital Harajuku

Uniqlo returns to Tokyo’s fashion capital Harajuku

TOKYO — Japanese casual clothing chain Uniqlo will open a new outlet Friday in Tokyo’s Harajuku neighborhood, marking a homecoming eight years in the making to the city’s vibrant hub for youth fashion. In a run-up to the event, the company on...
Doctors and nurses join US protests in the time of coronavirus

Doctors and nurses join US protests in the time of coronavirus

NEW YORK — Among the sea of thousands gathered at Times Square in the name of the Black Lives Matter movement, a young man wearing a black nurse uniform and a silver cross on his chest stepped onto a stone divider next to a New York Police Department sign. With...
Mitsui OSK charts course to remote ship navigation with big data

Mitsui OSK charts course to remote ship navigation with big data

TOKYO — Japanese marine shipper Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has started to develop an automated navigation system for its ships that would cut down on accidents and allow the company to field a more efficient fleet. Aboard a Mitsui tanker, a monitor in the control cabin...
China to hold forums for Hong Kong security bill on mainland only

China to hold forums for Hong Kong security bill on mainland only

HONG KONG — China will host open forums to solicit views on the pending national security laws covering Hong Kong , but they will be held on the mainland, the territory’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, told reporters on Wednesday. She spoke in Beijing after...