Tag Archives: Japan

06Nov/17

Rwanda laughs out loud with 1st international comedy festival

The first ever Kigali International Comedy Festival held at the weekend featured popular local and international acts in an event organisers hope can give people a platform to further express themselves. Continue reading

31Oct/17

BOJ governor laughs off face recognition technology to predict policy changes

TOKYO, JAPAN (OCTOBER 31, 2017) (​TV TOKYO) – Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Tuesday (October 31) laughed off the notion that researchers can use artificial intelligence to analyse his facial expressions and predict changes in monetary policy.
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24Oct/17

Note with Einstein’s theory on life auctioned for $1.3 million

JERUSALEM (OCTOBER 24, 2017) (REUTERS) – Strapped for cash in a Tokyo hotel, Albert Einstein wrote a few words of wisdom about life on a hotel notepad and handed it to the bellboy instead of a tip. The physicist’s formula for happy living fetched $1.3 million on Tuesday (October 24), a Jerusalem auction house said. Continue reading

20Oct/17

Can AI use Japan bank chief’s face to predict the future?

Artificial intelligence researchers in Japan say they’ve found a way to predict major policy shifts from the country’s central bank by analyzing split-second changes in the facial expression of its governor, Haruhiko Kuroda. Julian Satterthwaite reports. Continue reading

08Oct/17

Solar cars begin race across Australian desert

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA (OCTOBER 8, 2017) (BRIDGESTONE WORLD SOLAR CHALLENGE) – The World Solar Challenge began on Sunday (October 8) with nearly 40 solar cars crossing Australia’s tropical north to its southern shores, a gruelling 3,000 km (1,864 mile) race through the outback. Continue reading

08Oct/17

Hamilton on verge of fourth Formula One title

SUZUKA, JAPAN (OCTOBER 8, 2017) (FOM) – Lewis Hamilton was within reach of his fourth Formula One title on Sunday (October 8) after winning the Japanese Grand Prix for Mercedes while Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel suffered engine problems and failed to finish. Continue reading

08Oct/17

Drifting enthusiasts converge in Johannesburg for SupaDrift Series

China Global Television Network (CGTN) – Drifters from all corners of South Africa converged in Johannesburg to rev up their engines, drop the clutch and drift side-ways in the tire-shredding SupaDrift Series. Continue reading

03Oct/17

Japan says ‘unaware’ of Las Vegas shooter’s girlfriend’s whereabouts

The Japanese government on Tuesday says it is unaware of any information at this point corroborating Las Vegas police who say the long-time girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock is in Tokyo. Continue reading

02Oct/17

Catalonia violence spooks European markets

Violence surrounding an independence vote in Catalonia spooks European markets and counters a boost from upbeat economic data. But as Silvia Antonioli reports, some in the travel sector get some relief. Continue reading