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Exhibition Looks Back on History of Shonen Jump

Yayoi Kawatoko writes: An exhibition exploring the history of Shukan Shonen Jump, a popular weekly manga magazine for boys published by Shueisha Inc., is currently under way at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi, Tokyo. The event is part of [...]

Walter Becker’s Death: Farewell to Steely Dan

With Walter Becker’s death on Sunday, jazz-rock’s unlikeliest superstars are no more. They will be missed. Kyle Smith writes: ‘Polished through countless takes,” wrote the New York Times’s Jon Pareles in his weekend obituary of Walter [...]

How Japan Needs to Change to Welcome Immigrants

The country has to do more to assimilate foreigners and offset population decline. Noah Smith writes: The U.S. has been roiled by debates over immigration. Japan has the opposite problem — not enough debate. Immigration is happening, and no [...]

North Korea Conducts 6th Nuclear Test

SEOUL (AP) — South Korea’s military said Sunday that North Korea is believed to have conducted its sixth nuclear test after it detected a strong earthquake, hours after Pyongyang claimed that its leader has inspected a hydrogen bomb meant for a [...]

AI Enlisted to Help Prevent Traffic Jams

The transport ministry will this autumn start a pilot project that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to alleviate traffic congestion in tourist hotspots. The project will use traffic volume data collected through a network of cameras installed on [...]

AI-Generated Pop Song Puts Human Composers on Notice

Rich Haridy reports: At the rate AI-generated music is progressing, it could be old-fashioned to manually compose songs in as little as a decade. The latest step forward comes with the release of “Break Free,” the first single from the [...]