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40 articles published/printed


Feb 04, 2013

10% of young women still smoke after becoming pregnant

One of out every 10 women aged 24 or younger continues to smoke after becoming pregnant, an Environment Ministry survey said Sunday. The nationwide survey, conducted on some 33,000 pregnant women and their partners from 2011 to 2012, also said 63 percent of their ...

Feb 04, 2013

Keidanren set to make splash in Myanmar

Keidanren, the influential business lobby also known as the Japan Business Federation, plans to send a large-scale mission to Myanmar and Cambodia from Monday through Saturday. Keidanren hopes to address problems blocking Japanese companies from doing business in Myanmar, including flaws in its legal ...

Puppy Bowl grows in leaps, bounds

Feb 04, 2013

Puppy Bowl grows in leaps, bounds

by Maura Judkis

When reporters from The New Yorker, “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams,” “Good Morning America,” The Associated Press and The Washington Post, have all converged upon one event, it must be important. An appearance by the president. A press conference about dignified matters, with ...

Britain shapes good citizens with a gentle 'nudge'

Feb 04, 2013

Britain shapes good citizens with a gentle 'nudge'

It’s a riddle faced by cash-strapped governments the world over: How can people be persuaded to make decisions that leave them healthier and happier, while saving taxpayers’ money at the same time? In Britain, Prime Minister David Cameron has set up a team to ...

Under fire

Feb 04, 2013

Under fire

by Greg Jaffe

The video would be viewed more than 23 million times, making it perhaps the most watched footage of the Afghan war. It began last April when U.S. Army Pfc. Ted Daniels pressed the record button on his helmet camera. The device captured what he ...

Feb 04, 2013

Stronger alliances but no new bases in Asia: U.S. admiral

The United States’ pivot to Asia will not mean any new bases in the region, but existing alliances will be strengthened and modernized, Adm. Samuel Locklear, the chief of U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), said Friday. “The U.S. has no intention of establishing more bases” ...

Kawauchi wins Beppu-Oita Marathon

Feb 04, 2013

Kawauchi wins Beppu-Oita Marathon

Yuki Kawauchi outdueled London Olympian Kentaro Nakamoto to win Sunday’s Beppu-Oita Marathon in a race-record time of 2 hours, 8 minutes, 15 seconds. The pair burst away from the field after 28 km, and Kawauchi put Nakamoto in the rearview mirror after the 40-km ...

Feb 04, 2013

Rizing hold off Cinq Reves

by Ed Odeven

This season Rizing Fukuoka head coach Atsushi Kanazawa’s message to his players has been consistent. “Don’t back down,” or some similar expression has been the message, according to Rizing power forward Reggie Warren. And Warren was reminded of that during the hard-fought third quarter ...