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Jan 18, 2013

Most 787 jets grounded worldwide

Aviation regulators on Thursday grounded most of the world’s 787 Dreamliner fleet until a fire risk linked to the plane’s batteries can be fixed, deepening a crisis for its U.S. manufacturer, Boeing Co. Regulators in Japan, India and Chile followed the lead of the ...

Jan 18, 2013

Suicides fall under 30,000 for first time in 15 years

The number of suicides last year slipped below 30,000 for the first time in 15 years, falling 9.4 percent from 2011 to 27,766, the National Police Agency said in a preliminary report Thursday. The annual figure remained between 20,000 and 26,000 from 1978 to ...

Jan 18, 2013

Sharp seen seeking Levono LCD TV ties

Struggling electronics maker Sharp Corp. is in talks with China’s Lenovo Group Ltd. over forming an alliance in the liquid crystal display TV business, sources said Thursday. Under the envisioned tieup, Sharp would sell its LCD television assembly plant in Nanjing to Lenovo and ...

Talks start with U.S. on new defense plan

Jan 18, 2013

Talks start with U.S. on new defense plan

Officials from Japan and the United States involved in defense and foreign affairs began full-fledged consultations over revising bilateral guidelines on defense cooperation at working-level talks Thursday in Tokyo. One focus of the revisions is likely to be how to beef up cooperation between ...

Jan 18, 2013

India, Pakistan agree Kashmir border truce

A ceasefire took hold Thursday in disputed Kashmir after the Indian and Pakistani armies agreed to halt deadly cross-border firing that had threatened to unravel a fragile peace process. The two countries reached an “understanding” Wednesday to “de-escalate” military tensions after the recent flare-up ...

Tango orchestra to tour country

Jan 18, 2013

Tango orchestra to tour country

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A renowned Argentine tango orchestra and dancers will bring their passion for the art to audiences in more than 30 cities across Japan through March. The tour, titled Dramatic Tango — Shin Ogonsedai no Kyoshotachi (Maestros of New Golden Era), is led by Nicolas ...

Fujiwara chases a scoop in news-themed thriller

Jan 18, 2013

Fujiwara chases a scoop in news-themed thriller

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There aren’t many celebrities who would make good journalists, but something tells me Norika Fujiwara is one. She’s well-traveled, socially active and not constrained by the mechanisms of public-relations strategies. In the new WOWOW mini-series “Onna to Otoko no Nettai” (which is rendered in ...