Global warming, a century of changes
NASA and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say that 2015 was the hottest year recorded since measurements started in the 1880s.
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Self-driving taxi tested in Tokyo
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Zozo's body suit -- for when a tailor isn't around
It might look strange, but it ensures that clothes ordered online will fit. The Zozosuit lets customers make precise body measurements with only the help of a smartphone and some white polka dots.
China's steady buildup on Woody Island
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The Trump-Kim summit
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Airbnb announced its new strategy for Japan
Airbnb announced the company's new Airbnb Partners strategy, under which it will work with 36 Japanese companies including bookseller Culture Convenience Club and security services provider Secom.