10 must-reads for today

A view of Kobe's 4km-long Akashi-Kaikyo bridge. The bridge's two towers stand nearly 2km apart in what is the world's longest suspension bridge span. It connects Kobe to Awaji Island across the Akashi Strait, an international sea lane with about 1,40
A view of Kobe's 4km-long Akashi-Kaikyo bridge. The bridge's two towers stand nearly 2km apart in what is the world's longest suspension bridge span. It connects Kobe to Awaji Island across the Akashi Strait, an international sea lane with about 1,400 vessels passing through every day.ST PHOTO: WALTER SIM

1 Kobe's biotech triumph

Once devastated by a huge earthquake in 1995 and arguably best known for its wagyu beef, the Japanese port city of Kobe is now leading Japan's push in biomedical research and clean energy.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 12, 2018, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Print Edition | Subscribe