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Feb 02, 2013

Women's judo coach resigns over abuse of athletes

Ryuji Sonoda, head coach of the national women’s judo team, submitted his letter of resignation Friday to the All Japan Judo Federation to take responsibility for physically abusing team members during practice. The federation initially had planned to simply reprimand Sonoda and retain him ...

Production workforce at 51-year low

Feb 02, 2013

Production workforce at 51-year low

The unemployment rate rose by 1 percentage point to 4.2 percent in December, as the stronger yen and global economic slowdown prompted manufacturers to cut their workforces to the lowest level in over 50 years, the government reported Friday. Reflecting weak exports and industrial ...

Feb 02, 2013

Iran to install hundreds of new centrifuges

Iran has told U.N. nuclear officials that it plans to add potentially hundreds of next-generation centrifuge machines to its main uranium enrichment plant, a move that could dramatically boost its ability to produce the fuel used in nuclear power plants and — potentially — ...