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Jan 15, 2013

Coach linked to suicide beat another student

The 47-year-old basketball coach at Osaka’s Sakuranomiya Senior High School whose beating of the team’s 17-year-old captain allegedly prompted the youth to kill himself last month slapped another boy the face repeatedly in 2008 during practice for a sports festival, the city board of ...

Tokyo hopes this Olympics bid wins

| Jan 15, 2013

Tokyo hopes this Olympics bid wins

by Kazuaki Nagata

Tokyo’s quest to host the 2020 Olympics entered a new stage last week when it presented its candidature file to the International Olympic Committee in Switzerland. The final round will determine in September whether Tokyo has what it takes to hold off rival bidders ...

DNA test reveals hair, eye color of dead

Jan 15, 2013

DNA test reveals hair, eye color of dead

A new DNA test can restore at least part of the identity of long-dead people who left no trace of their image, scientists reported Monday. The technique has revealed the hair and eye colors of unknown individuals slaughteredh by the Nazis and of a ...