Japan delays spacecraft landing on very rocky asteroid

Oct 12, 2018

Japan's space agency is delaying a spacecraft touchdown on an asteroid because scientists need more time to find a safe landing site on the extremely rocky surface

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China trade surplus with US widens to record $34.1B

Oct 12, 2018

China's trade surplus with the United States widened to a record $34.1 billion in September as exports to the U.S. market rose by 13 percent amid a worsening tariff war

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Losses on Wall Street ripple through Asia; stocks slump

Oct 11, 2018

Asian markets are broadly lower after Wall Street slumped on a heavy selling of technology and internet stocks

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Indonesia expert warned of quake, gov't mapped risk areas

Oct 9, 2018

An Indonesian scientist had warned of a quake and tsunami occurring in the area hard-hit by last month's disasters; the government had even mapped areas at risk of liquefaction in which soft ground turns to mud

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China tech stocks Lenovo, ZTE tumble after chip hack report

Oct 5, 2018

Chinese tech stocks Lenovo and ZTE Corp. tumble after a news report that Chinese spies might have used chips supplied by another company to hack into U.S. computer systems

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Toyota recalls 2.4 million hybrids due to stalling problems

Oct 5, 2018

Toyota recalls 2.4 million hybrids due to potential stalling problems

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Japan to revise northern Pacific sei whaling program

Oct 4, 2018

Japan says it will revise one of its two major research whaling programs after an international organization said bringing home and selling sei whale violates a convention protecting endangered species

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Toyota, SoftBank setting up mobility services joint venture

Oct 4, 2018

Toyota, Japanese technology giant SoftBank to form joint venture for mobility services

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Volcano erupts on same Indonesian island as earlier quake

Oct 4, 2018

A volcano has erupted on the same central Indonesian island as an earlier earthquake, but no evacuations were ordered

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Japanese spacecraft drops observation device onto asteroid

Oct 3, 2018

A German-French observation device has safely landed on an asteroid after a Japanese spacecraft released it as part of a research effort that could find clues to the origin of the solar system

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