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38 articles published/printed


Feb 25, 2013

Abe to seek base landfill permission

The government may soon apply for permission from Okinawa's governor to begin landfill work necessary to relocate the U.S. Futenma air base within the prefecture.

Michelle Obama dance on TV show goes viral

Feb 25, 2013

Michelle Obama dance on TV show goes viral

A video clip of first lady Michelle Obama grooving with a dressed-in-drag Jimmy Fallon on his late-night comedy talk show went viral on YouTube on Saturday. In the video, the pair, each clad in conservative slacks and a cardigan, and Fallon with a long ...

NYC condo prices go through the roof

Feb 25, 2013

NYC condo prices go through the roof

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Michael Stern was prepared for a gradual real estate rebound after buying a New York office tower in December 2009, with plans to convert it to condominiums following a housing plunge that sent prices down 31 percent. Now, long before the final floor tile ...

As Medvedev is savaged, Putin silent

Feb 25, 2013

As Medvedev is savaged, Putin silent

A campaign of insinuation and insult has targeted Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, and in a country where all power flows from the top downward, his boss, President Vladimir Putin, has done nothing all winter to stop it. Medvedev’s failings get an airing in the ...

Who is the real John McCain?

Feb 25, 2013

Who is the real John McCain?

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John McCain was excited. It was late January, and the following day, he and a group of bipartisan senators were set to announce their framework for comprehensive immigration reform. He picked up the phone and called an old friend in Arizona. “We got it ...

Feb 25, 2013

China's pollution problem

Japan should provide whatever technical assistance it can to a China now facing air pollution problems that have unleashed strong public criticism.

Feb 25, 2013

Decline of manufacturing

A labor force survey shows the number of people employed in Japan's manufacturing industry dipping below 10 million for the first time since 1961.

Evessa finish strong in fourth, end three-game skid

Feb 25, 2013

Evessa finish strong in fourth, end three-game skid

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In the season’s first 24 games, the Osaka Evessa, the bj-league’s first powerhouse team, collected five victories. They’ve now played 10 games under new head coach Bill Cartwright. Their record in that span? Five wins and five defeats. The Evessa snapped a three-game losing ...